Saint John’s On The Lake has started contruction a new 422,000-square-foot project on Milwaukee’s east side. The 22-story tower will replace the three-story building that opened in 1979.

The first floor will include additional commons and amenities space. The second through fourth floors will contain expanded replacement spaces for the current 50 skilled nursing suites and 24 assisted living suites. The fifth floor will add 16 assisted living apartments and the tower’s upper floors will feature 79 independent living apartments.

VJS Construction Services is the general contractor for this project. The architectural firms are Blitch Knevel Architects in collaboration with Eppstein Uhen Architects.