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Last updated on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:17 pm

Van Buren Builder Begins Senior Living Project in Rogers

Rick Mooney Construction Inc. of Van Buren is using a building permit valued at $7.4 million to build a 76-unit assisted living facility in Rogers. Mt. Carmel Community of Benton, led by founder Jimmy Elrod, is the developer of the licensed Assisted Living II facility, its third. Others are in Benton and Hot Springs Village. The 22-acre development, known as Mt. Carmel Community at Rogers, is at 2200 W. Laurel Ave., just west of South Dixieland Road across from the Creekside subdivision. HDMS Inc. of North Little Rock is the project architect. Burrows & Associates Engineering Consultants of Alma is the engineer. Hampton-chartered First Bank is financing the project. Mt. Carmel Community in Rogers LLC paid $550,000 for the land in December. Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock... [ MORE ]

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