The Landing opens to its first residents, low-income seniors

April 2, 2014

The Landing opened March 1, welcoming its first 27 residents into their new homes! With another 10 residents moving in this month, Aeon continues to process applications for the few remaining apartments.

“We are thrilled with how things look,” shared Aeon director of housing development James Lehnhoff. “This is more than just an apartment building. We’ve focused on creating home.”

With major funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Landing was developed to provide affordable living options for older adults, age 62 and older. Rent is set at 30 percent of residents’ incomes. Household incomes must be at or below $29,050 for a household of one; $33,200, for a household of two.

Several of Aeon’s property management team members helped residents move in on the first weekend in March.

“People were genuinely excited, and grateful, as they moved in,” shared Aeon staff member Julie DeBilzan. “One resident shared that she had never really lived in her own home. She moved from place to place with her family. She was very excited to have a place to call her very own.”

Landing-Interior-004The Landing is designed to promote community inside and out. There is a gathering space complete with a fireplace, game table and soft furniture. A community room provides a kitchen and ample room for larger gatherings. For residents outside, rain gardens, outdoor community spaces, and vegetable gardening plots are planned, in addition to sidewalks that will connect to the levee trail system.

One resident was already making plans to start a knitting club, according to Aeon portfolio director Anika Yokanovich.

“We’re looking forward to seeing activity – coffee hours, game time, and other activities – grow as residents get settled in their homes,” shared site manager Calsey Smith.

Final construction details will wrap up this month and landscaping will be done this spring. For additional leasing information about The Landing, please call 952-229-4294 or visit

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