The recent groundbreaking celebration for the new Southminster Terraces proved how much demand there is in Charlotte for innovative new opportunities in retirement living. Held January 23rd, the celebration attracted more than 250 people eager to enjoy Southminster’s noteworthy cuisine, be entertained by live music and tour homes.

“Given the fact that Southminster has enjoyed full occupancy over the last few years and the length of our waitlist has doubled, it’s not surprising that so many people joined us for the groundbreaking of our new Terraces,” said Southminster CEO and President David Lacy. “When we announced at the event that Phase 1 had sold out, the forward-thinking members of our Compass Club who attended were more eager than ever to tour apartment homes and find out more about construction.”

Founded in 1987 by two local churches, Southminster has made its mark as one of the premier, non-profit, charitable life plan communities in the Charlotte area. Its three-phase expansion plan is designed to take the community to a new level of living, care and community service. The first phase of Southminster Terraces will consist of two boutique apartment buildings, one with 18 residences and the other with 12. Located in the area that was once home to the west campus cottages, both buildings will be three stories above ground with access to underground secured parking. Homes will range in size from approximately 1,400-to-2,000 square feet and will represent the very best in living at Southminster.

Plans also call for a second phase on the northwest corner of the campus which will encompass two more Southminster Terrace buildings, each with 18 residences. Altogether, over the next two years, the Southminster Terraces will add 66 new residences. Southminster purchased land from Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church last year to accommodate its growth.