A 100-unit apartment complex for folks 55 and older is being built on the north end of Aberdeen.
The Forte’ Living apartment building is at 1004 27th Ave. N.E. That’s just north of the intersection of 24th Avenue Northeast and North Dakota Street near Holgate Middle School. It’s scheduled to open in December.
The 125,600-square-foot, three-story building is shaped like a U and is easily bigger than any of the surrounding buildings. That’s because there is more than just apartments within.
The complex will have indoor amenities including a dining area, a movie theater, a gaming room, a fitness area, a coffee bar, computer rooms and a craft studio. An outdoor courtyard will feature a picnic/grilling area, garden boxes, a dog park and pickleball courts.
While many interior features will be on the first floor, the movie theater and a library will be on the second floor.
Danielle Schingen, operations director for Forte’ Living, said the complex is built to be pet-friendly, but also includes a wing of pet-free apartments.
“Community is our claim to fame,” Schingen said.
To that end, the aim is to provide opportunities for activities like hiking, biking and entertainment, she said.
Ten layout options are available for tenants in studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments.
Schingen said the complex offers a place for people 55 and older who are looking to downsize, but don’t need assisted-living apartments.
Forte’ launched this community apartment model in Rochester, Minn., where it is ready to open its second complex. The first opened in 2022. Each has 127 apartments. The plan in Rochester is to have four apartment buildings, Schingen said. A similar complex is expected to open in Brookings next year, she said.
The concept came from Forte’ Life’s parent company, Stencil Group, which is also the general contractor, she said. //