Iowa Wesley Life is planning to develop a skilled-nursing and memory-care facility. Located in Johnston, the three-story facility will total 176,259 sq ft, including 27,211 sq ft devoted to underground parking; it also will include 36 assisted-living units, 50 independent-living units and 36 skilled-nursing units. Pope Associates Inc. is the designer. The project is valued at $30 million. Wesley Life, Attn: Rob Kretzinger, President, 5508 N.W. 88th St., Johnston, 50131. DR#16-00592599.
Kentucky AppHarvest is planning to construct a 2,000,000-sq-ft greenhouse in Pikeville. The project is valued at $50 million. AppHarvest, Attn: Scott Emerson, Design Manager, P.O. Box 000, Pikeville, 41501. DR#17-00593647.
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