Calamar Construction has broken ground in Auburn on its newest senior living facility.

The company and local government officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for The Village at Auburn Grove, a nearly $10 million project located on 138 Standart Ave.

The Auburn Industrial Development Authority board approved a 10-year PILOT for the project in December 2012. Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2014, according to a news release.

The three-story facility will be an independent living community that will include 110 one- and two-bedroom residences for applicants ages 55 and older as well as goods and services provided "ala carte," according to the release.

Tina Vinocur, Calamar director of leasing and lifestyle, said in a release that the facility is aimed toward middle-class seniors.

"There are many programs available for those with income restriction as well as the high-end, expensive retirement communities," she said.

Jocelyn Bos, Calamar director of senior services, said the project would not have been possible without the cooperation and assistance from the city, AIDA and the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce.

"The demand is overwhelming and we feel our product fills a niche that was presently void in Auburn to bring high quality, reasonably priced senior options to the marketplace," she said.

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