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Construction of New 87-Apartment Home Building Underway at Tallgrass Creek

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 21, 2014) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community today announced the addition of Meadowlark Terrace, its new residence building now under construction with 87 apartment homes in 10 new floor plans that vary in size and style from luxury two-bedrooms to more modest one-bedrooms. Seventy-five percent of the new apartment homes are already reserved. Information can be obtained by calling 913-897-2700 or 1-800-893-3118.  

Tallgrass Creek considered feedback about the individual apartment homes when designing Meadowlark Terrace, which will officially open late 2014.  Lantz-Boggio is the architect.

Erickson Living, Manager of Tallgrass Creek, Starts Construction of New CCRC in New Jersey

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — February 11, 2014 — Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS,  has started construction of a new 540,000-square-foot CCRC at 535 Mountain Avenue in New Providence, New Jersey.   

“A retirement community in northwest Union County is a natural extension of Erickson Living’s commitment to serving the state of New Jersey,” said Chris Emmett, Vice President of Regional Operations for Erickson Living. “Lantern Hill is a premier property, and we embrace the opportunity to serve those who will live and work at this distinctive community.”

Erickson Living brings a wide scope of resources and expertise in operating entrance fee CCRCs. The company’s mission and culture of caring, commitment, and professionalism is recognized nationwide and will serve as the foundation for creating an exceptional resident experience.

Erickson Living, Manager of Tallgrass Creek, Expands Into Florida

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – January 30, 2014 – Erickson Living, manager and developer of Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS, announced today its ownership of and new role as management company for Devonshire at PGA National, and its continuing care neighborhood, Chatsworth at PGA National.   

“We are proud and excited about bringing the Erickson Living lifestyle to southeast Florida and expanding our management portfolio to 17 campuses nationwide,” said Alan Butler, CEO. “We consider Devonshire to be a premier life care retirement community and its abundance of amenities and full continuum of care makes it a perfect addition to the Erickson Living network of communities.”

Erickson Living’s ownership establishes a debt-free capital structure, positioning the community for long-term success.

Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $48,448 to Thank Their Hourly Staff

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 19, 2013) --  Residents of Tallgrass Creek  retirement community this week donated $48,448 to their campus’ Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2013.

The money benefitted 90 hourly staff members from all departments, including Dining Services, General Services and Health Services.

Louis O. Kiang is Erickson Living's New Director of Development

Louis O. Kiang is Erickson Living's New Director of Development

Erickson Living, manager and developer of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, has selected Louis O. Kiang as its Director of Development. In this new position, Kiang will play a key role in the company’s future project development, design, and management.

Kiang has over 25 years of experience working with major national banks and real estate development companies. His expertise includes property acquisition and improvement, development and design, and leasing and sales.

Prior to joining Erickson Living, Kiang held several management positions with development companies.

Tallgrass Creek Gets Approval to Construct a New Residential Building

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 3, 2013) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community has received approval from the Overland Park Planning Commission for a new residential building that will have 134,000 square feet of living space within 4-story wood-framed structure.

It will  house 87 apartment-style units with 43 parking spaces.

Construction will start next month.


FOX 4, other Local TV stations to be acquired by Tribune

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tribune Company and Local TV Holdings, LLC announced Monday they have entered into a definitive agreement for Tribune to acquire all of Local TV’s 19 television stations in 16 markets for $2.725 billion in cash.

WDAF-TV, the FOX affiliate in Kansas City, Mo., is owned by Local TV LLC and is included in the sale.

Coupled with Tribune’s current 23 television stations, superstation WGN America, Tribune Studios, Tribune Digital Ventures and its eight major market newspapers, the transaction makes Tribune a multi-platform content and distribution powerhouse. Local TV is principally owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners.