The Mustard Seed Village opened in November 2022 after a long wait for the first assisted living option of its kind on the Key Peninsula.
The Village is a beautiful nurturing environment made of three connected longhouse-style homes, including two dedicated for assisted living and one for memory care. Each home has 10 studio apartments and common areas, including an open-hearth area, kitchen, and dining room. Staff are available on site 24/7 to provide support and assistance with activities of daily living. Unlike a nursing home, residents receive services as needed or requested to encourage an independent lifestyle.
Designed by Rice Fergus Miller Architects, the Mustard Seed Village is located within walking distance of the grocery store, library, and other local businesses. There are pathways and garden areas for outdoor recreation. A woodworking shop, outdoor theater, and adult tricycles are also planned. The total building size is approximately 20,000 square feet.
While the project faced several challenges, including funding delays, winter weather conditions, and unsuitable soil mitigation, it took the Korsmo Construction team only 10 weeks from the beginning of framing to complete the roof dry-in. When the Village opened to the public in November 2022, a large crowd from the Key Peninsula community came out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.