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Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) + Maple Knoll Communities present The $10M Meadows makeover

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The Meadows Makeover at MKV – Unveiled by Maple Knoll Village and Episcopal Retirement Services ERS – Press Release

The Meadows makeover at MKV: Unveiled

Maple Knoll Village and Episcopal Retirement Services pump $10M into The Meadows, fully renovating apartments and improving lifestyles at affordable living buildings for low-income seniors in Springdale

Grand Opening/Apartment Tours today has All-Star list of elected officials, local leaders.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Sept. 12, 2018] Maple Knoll Village (MKV) and Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) are holding a Grand Opening Open House today, Wednesday, September 12, featuring an exceptional lineup of elected officials and local leaders to celebrate a $10 million makeover of The Meadows.

The Meadows at Maple Knoll Village ( was recently renovated through a partnership with Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS).

The renovation was made possible by tax credits that were awarded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and financing  provided by Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing and Lancaster Pollard.

In addition, the project was awarded $350,000 in Hamilton County HOME funds and a $1.5 million OHFA equity bridge loan. The Meadows renovation:

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“Maple Knoll is proud to be able to partner with Episcopal Retirement Services for what was a necessary and needed improvement to the living accommodations that previously existed.  These renovations will now allow the older adults we serve to safely age in their homes with updated security, handicap accessible accommodations, storage, functional common spaces and more.  Without the leadership of ERS, Maple Knoll would have not been able to provide this dynamic living environment for this fast-growing demographic,” said Megan Gresham-Ulrich, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Development for Maple Knoll Village.

“I would like to state how proud we are of the Maple Knoll Village commitment to the elderly of the City of Springdale community, regardless of their financial capability,” said Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster. “This is what sets Maple Knoll Communities and Episcopal Retirement Services apart from other organizations. We are so proud to have them in Springdale, and you are a large part of what makes us a great community.”

The Model Group, an integrated property development, construction, and management company with a passion for revitalizing urban neighborhoods, was the construction partner. ERS and Model have partnered on more than a dozen high quality, affordable living projects for seniors.

The hallmark of these developments are modern apartments with energy efficiency, well-designed units and market-style finishes using the 67 years of expertise that ERS has developed in serving older adults.

ERS has been honored to be a development partner with Maple Knoll and The Model Group on this project. Our vision, mission and ministry are in close alignment. We were able to provide the development expertise and vital services including health and wellness support to provide safety and dignity for residents,” said Kathy Ison-Lind, Affordable Living by ERS VP Affordable Living and In-Home Services. “It’s one of the innovative differences that our organization is proud to offer.”

The Grand Opening has been scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018) at Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Springfield Ohio 45215. Expected to attend are:

  • Ohio State Rep. Jonathan Dever: Rep. Dever is expected to bring an official Commendation;
  • Ohio State Sen. Lou Terhar;
  • HUD Columbus Field Director Thomas H. Leach;
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Executive Director Sean Thomas;
  • S. Congressman Steve Chabot Deputy District Director Joseph Abner;
  • Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus;
  • City of Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster.

Originally built on West Court Street in downtown Cincinnati, Maple Knoll Village is owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities Inc., a non-profit continuum of services provider dedicated to helping older adults live happy, health and active lives.

Maple Knoll Village partnered on The Meadows with ERS because of their extensive knowledge of tax credits and unique financing arrangements for similar projects as well as their reputation as an operator of affordable housing for low income seniors that include many services including transportation, social service coordination and more.

In addition to The Meadows, ERS is the owner and or operator of 27 affordable housing communities for seniors as well as community-based services for older adults and premier retirement communities such as Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park.


Ms. Megan Gresham-Ulrich 

MKV Vice President of Corporate Communications

(513) 782-2243

Mr. Bryan Reynolds

ERS Vice President of Marketing and PR

(513) 979-2243

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