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Cinnaire | Community Celebrates Grand Reopening of Norman Towers in Monroe, MI

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2019 9:00 AM

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The $17.2 million comprehensive renovation of the historic Monroe landmark provides 109 newly refurbished affordable homes for independent seniors.

Cinnaire recently joined the City of Monroe Mayor Robert Clark, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), Chesapeake Community Advisors, IHM Sisters, community leaders and residents to celebrate the grand reopening of Norman Towers.The $17.2 million comprehensive renovation retained the historic structure of the building but fully renovated the interior with 109 affordable homes for independent seniors. Financing was provided by Cinnaire, MSHDA, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI), and Insite, a division of Chemical Bank.

D2HMGl8X0AQUYWzThe landmark Norman Towers building celebrated 100 years in 2018. The historic property was originally constructed in 1918 as a boarding school and later became the only military boarding school in the State of Michigan. The substantial renovations preserved the historic features of the building while creating 109 bright and spacious units with all new features and amenities for modern living. No two floor plans are the same. Each unit features new finishes throughout.

“Norman Towers is a key component of Cinnaire’s Why– we have an unwavering belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities,” said Kevin Crawley, Cinnaire Chief Operating Officer. “We thank our financing partner Insite, Mayor Clark, Chesapeake Community Advisors, G. Fisher Construction, Continental Management, MSHDA and Chris Laurent of Cinnaire Solutions for making this project happen. The residents celebrating with us today are truly what make Norman Towers great.”

On-site amenities at Norman Towers include a community room, computer center, exercise facility, game room, a coffee bar, resident lounge and more. The development is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, and outdoor recreation areas.

D2HrnLAWsAEzH9W“Norman Towers provides a great opportunity for seniors to live and enjoy Monroe,” said Mayor Robert Clark. “The City of Monroe and the Monroe City Council commend MSHDA, the sisters at IHM, Cinnaire and project partners for making this project possible.”

“We couldn’t be prouder of this preservation and renovation,” said Sister Margaret Chapman, IHM Sisters. “Norman Towers is now beautiful and affordable choice living for seniors in Monroe. May it continue to welcome new life for many years to come!”

During the celebration, the community room at Norman Towers was dedicated the Dennis R. Quinn Community Room. Dennis was recognized for his devotion and tenacity in making the vision of renovating Norman Towers possible. Recently retired from Cinnaire, Dennis is a longtime resident of Monroe.

Norman Towers currently has limited units available. To inquire for availability, please visit https://continentalmgt.com.

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