Crews break ground on new senior living development

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Downtown living isn't just for the young and trendy any more.

Monday the city of Mesa broke ground on a new urban housing development just for seniors.

The new Encore on First Avenue will be a five story, 81-unit urban building designed to provide independent living for seniors in the downtown Mesa area.

Construction on Encore on First Avenue should wrap up in October 2013.

The development is located at 25 W. First Ave., between Macdonald and Center.

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