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Mayflower 1
Mayflower 2
Mayflower 3

Date:February 2016

Mayflower Community has been a part of the Grinnell, Iowa, community since the early 1950s. The Mayflower campus in this central Iowa town includes Independent Living Apartments, Patio Homes (duplexes and triplexes), Assisted Living Apartments, and Health Center and Memory Support. Story Construction and Mayflower Community have a long partnership, have worked together since 1991 when Story constructed the Health Center and Skywalk. Watertower Square (named for its location under the watertower) is a new independent living facility featuring three one-bedroom and 23 two- and two-bedroom-plus apartments for people 55 and older. Story was the general contractor on this three-story wood-framed structure with brick and siding exterior. The units range from 915 to 2,100 sq. ft. Residents of the 26 units have access to common areas as well as climate-controlled underground parking. There is also an underground tunnel from Watertower Square allowing convenient, covered access to Mayflower’s entire campus. Several units of the Watertower Square Residences were purchased before ground was broken and once the groundbreaking took place on August 6, 2014, excitement about the new facility continued to grow. Potential residents were drawn to the fact that they could completely customize their individual units. Working with an interior designer, purchasers could choose standard finishes, or they could fully customize their living space. From paint color, countertops and cabinets to floor coverings, appliances, doors, even the placement of walls, future residents could make the unit totally fit their needs and wants. “Story Construction and Mayfl ower Community have a relationship that goes back 22 years with the building of our Health Center, through a remodel of our Assisted Living to the construction of our latest Independent Living apartments,” says Jack Morrison, Director of Facilities Management at Mayfl ower Community. “Our Watertower Square apartment building project has been challenging from the start to the end. The end product is a beautifully unique building of 26 highly customized apartments that emphasize the personal preferences of each resident. I have appreciated working with and getting to know the professional staff at Story and am proud of our combined accomplishment.”

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