Notre Dame of Maryland University campus

Baltimore-based Brightview Senior Living plans to build an independent living and assisted living community on the grounds of Notre Dame of Maryland University, the university announced Friday.

Brightview has agreed to a long-term ground lease of property on which a former Knights of Columbus building stands, as well as adjacent property that the university currently uses for overflow parking.

“This long term partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland will be our first community in Baltimore City and [will] allow us to offer a unique living experience for seniors on the vibrant campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University,” Brightview Senior Living CEO Marilynn Duker said in a statement. “We are excited about the opportunity to expand our ability to serve seniors here in Maryland and look forward to collaborating with the university as we continue planning this new community.”

The two entities have entered into an agreement to begin a feasibility phase for the development.

“Notre Dame is thrilled to work with an organization such as Brightview in their effort to provide a new and dynamic senior living community in Baltimore,” NDMU President Marylou Yam, Ph.D., said. “This [is] a beneficial endeavor for the community and the university. Additionally, there may be opportunities for our students to engage in experiential learning and service-oriented programs.”

Brightview currently operates more than 40 senior living communities in eight states along the East Coast.

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