SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living submitted plans for a new senior living campus in Spring Hill.

The Spring Hill development has been in progress for the last 18 months. Following the completion and licensure of Morning Pointe of Franklin Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Memory Care, the senior living company announced it has contracted to build the new senior living campus in Maury County.

The expansion will be part of a larger 140-acre active living community with a combination of residential and retail space. The campus will also feature walking trails and designated areas for green space. The site is located on Miles Johnson Parkway south of Duplex Road.

The new Morning Pointe of Spring Hill will offer a full array of assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care services with the ability to serve 80 assisted living residents and 52 in memory care.

“The continued expansion of Nashville into Maury and Williamson Counties on I-65 offers an opportunity for Morning Pointe to serve additional aging seniors,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of IHP and Morning Pointe Senior Living. “With an increasing number of people living longer, Morning Pointe is working to meet the need, giving residents and their families options and choices in quality care and customer service.”

“Morning Pointe’s expansion is a positive contribution to Spring Hill’s development plans for the future,” said Mayor Rick Graham. “Spring Hill is rising, evolving beyond the scope of a commuter city, and so we welcome this expansion effort as we continue to cultivate a great city to live, work and retire.”

The professional services providers for the Spring Hill development have a long track record of completed projects in Middle Tennessee. Those participating include HFR Design, Inc., of Nashville, architecture; Gamble Design Collaborative of Franklin, site development planning; Kimley-Horn of Nashville, civil engineering; and ETSB, LLC of Chattanooga, general contractor.

Morning Pointe Senior Living has served seniors in Middle Tennessee for 15 years. In addition to its Franklin location, Morning Pointe operates senior living communities in Brentwood and Columbia.

The development is expected to break ground late summer with construction estimated to last 12 months and creating approximately 200 jobs and 125 permanent healthcare positions. The creation of new jobs provides a positive economic impact for Maury and Williamson counties of an estimated $12 million annually, considering payroll, property taxes and the local purchase of goods and services. Morning Pointe of Spring Hill is expected to open in Fall 2017.