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Beacon Hill Goes Tax Free
The $60 million community to be built on the current
The Ren Zone, which eliminates state and local tax liabilities for residents, is valid until 2017. Residents of independent living communities are normally required to pay property taxes in the same manner as a condominium owner.
"This allows us to further demonstrate our commitment to lower monthly costs," said Jeff Huegli,
Formerly known as Michigan Christian Home, Beacon Hill at Eastgate is the combination of a 150-resident, 47-year-old nonprofit nursing home and senior housing center adjacent to the Metro Health property and the 12.2-acre, "blue-sky" development that will begin construction next year.
When the hospital moves to
The hospital move allows
"To build a new, blue-sky development like this, you need a lot of land," said Beacon Hill Sales and Marketing Director Brian Mack. "That's why you see communities opening up large satellite locations. We have the opportunity to do that without leaving the neighborhood."
An information center is currently available at
The average age of residents in new senior developments tends to be younger than in established facilities, Mack said, as residents have not yet had a chance to age at the home. Most independent living facilities have an average age of 78 to 83.