MIDLOTHIAN – The Terrace at MidTowne held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday with State Rep. Jim Pitts, Midlothian leaders and senior citizens in attendance.

Pitts helped secure state funding for the independent living apartment community for seniors age 62 and up and spoke about its benefit to Midlothian residents.

“Ellis County and especially Midlothian is such a great place to live, raise a family, go to church, and the quality of life here is second to none,” Pitts said. “A facility like this is another step in the quality of life for our seniors, and I'm included in that when I say seniors.”

Midlothian Mayor Bill Houston talked about the need for this 92-unit, rental housing facility that offers an affordable living options for senior citizens and fosters social interaction.

“I've been watching this project from the beginning and it's just awesome,” Houston said. “We've had so many residents over the years say we need a facility like that in Midlothian, and this place is absolutely beautiful.”

MidTowne Developer Monte Anderson explained how The Terrace fits in well with MidTowne's mixed-use, multi-generational atmosphere and is conveniently close to shopping and other commercial amenities.

DMA Development Company President Diana McIver talked about the finer details of The Terrace.

The Terrace serves a mixed-income clientele with 80 of the units structured to be affordable for seniors with a limited income and 12 set at market-rate value. Fifty-two unites are located in the two-story apartment building that fronts George Hopper with 40 single-story cottage-style units along the interior streets of the facility off Abigail Way.

The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting with DMA Developer representatives, development partners and honored guests with a luncheon and guided tours throughout the facility immediately following.

The Terrace features amenities for residents including individual porches, a library, auditorium capable of showing movies with theater seating, a fitness center, game room, laundry center, lounges and management offices.

Apartment homes feature nine-foot ceilings, kitchen appliances, window coverings, walk-in closets, built-in desks in most units, a balcony or porch for most units, washer/dryer connections and carports for the single-story cottage units.

For more information, visit www.dmacompanies.com/the-terrace-at-midtowne.

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