The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the $51 million Tabitha Senior Care facility.
The new senior care facility will be located at 3490 Ewoldt St. at the Prairie Commons. Chief Construction has begun site preparation for the new facility, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.
The new facility will provide a senior living community encompassing independent and assisted living, memory care and long-term/skilled nursing care. The project will have 157 apartments, including 81 independent living, 20 assisted living, 20 memory care and 36 skilled-nursing apartments.
Tabitha, which was founded in Lincoln in 1886, has been serving Grand Island and area communities for 25 years.
Speaking at the ceremony was Tabitha President and CEO Christie Hinrichs, who said the new facility is a big step in providing for the needs of Grand Island and central Nebraska.
Hinrichs said the new 200,000-square-foot Tabitha Senior Care facility has been in the works for several years.