First Senior Housing Cooperative Development in Kansas City Metropolitan Area Opens Its Doors

SHAWNEE, KS – The Village Cooperative of Shawnee, a senior housing cooperative, announced its grand opening for the first senior cooperative development in the Kansas City metro area. Located at 12830 Johnson Drive in Shawnee, KS, the Village Cooperative is a community for active adults 55+ years of age who want a maintenance-free lifestyle with the financial benefits of home ownership. Senior housing cooperatives began in the 1970s in Minnesota. There are over 115 senior cooperatives in the U.S., mostly found in the Midwest. There are currently 24 Village Cooperatives either operating, under construction, or scheduled for construction in the next year and can be found in five different states in the Midwest. “Our company started developing Village Cooperative communities in 2003 because we saw the demand for this type of dynamic lifestyle. These communities give active adults around the Midwest an excellent option of home ownership with a hassle-free lifestyle. We include the amenities they desire and all for a great value,” said Keith Jans, President of Real Estate Equities Development, LLC.