Ground was broken July 23, 2019 on the new Century Cottages apartment complex. The event officially marks the start of construction on the new facility which will feature 35 one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors and those who need assistance to live independently.Lewis & Clark Development Group and Mountain Plains Equity Group of Billings, Montana are spearheading the $8.5 million project. “Century Cottages will help to meet the Bismarck-Mandan area’s ongoing need for affordable senior housing,” says LCD Group Executive Director Brent Ekstrom, who notes the need will only increase in the coming years as more senior citizens relocate from rural areas and as Baby Boomers age and downsize. Don Sterhan, President of Mountain Plains Equity Group, says Century Cottages is designed to provide a unique setting for residents. “It will be more of a community with an amenities package that promotes interaction and social activities amongst the residents. Our objective is to provide a quality place to live at a price residents can afford.” The facility is expected to open by the middle of 2020.