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Torrence Place welcomes community to newly opened residences

48 units offer health plus housing

LANSING, Ill. (April 26, 2023) – Under bright blue skies and sunshine, Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam unveiled a newly cast, newly painted Tri-Motors Airplane sculpture in front of Torrence Place, a new member of the Lansing community. Located at 2320 Thornton-Lansing Road, the 48-unit development is “focused on serving the residents of Lansing, including your persons with disabilities and your veteran population,” said Josh, a Torrence Place representative. “We are also proud to lift up…the incredible achievements within Lansing.” The Tri-Motors Airplane — part of a community art project in 2006 — is a symbol of Lansing’s long association with Henry Ford and the Ford Hangar, as Mayor Eidam explained during the unveiling:

Sam Comrie, Project Manager for the development, said the sculpture was painted to complement the mural on the side of the building. An interior mural is planned as well to continue the theme.

“The airport is such a nice part of Lansing’s history,” said Comrie, “and was a really nice connection for us. I had a lot of fun with this part of the project.”

The unveiling of the sculpture followed a series of speeches and presentations in the main lobby of the building. Representatives from Full Circle Communities, the parent company of Torrence Place, thanked the various partners and levels of government who were involved in making Torrence Place a reality. The project is unique in that it offers both housing and health care in the same building. Christian Community Health Center (CCHC) operates a health clinic on the first floor.

Attendees were invited to enjoy refreshments on the patio, and guided tours were offered throughout the afternoon.

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Village trustees, Torrence Place staff, Torrence Place residents, Lansing Area Chamber members, representatives from Full Circle Communities, and people involved in the development of the project gathered in the community lounge of Torrence Place for a dedication ceremony. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Village Trustees were among the guests thanked and honored with a small gift. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The thank-you gift was a small model of Torrence Place’s Tri-Motor Airplane. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Following the presentations, guests were invited to enjoy refreshments on the patio. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Architecture and design elements throughout Torrence Place promote health. For example, the staircase on the main floor is a visible part of the architecture in the community lounge rather than being hidden behind a utility door. The intent is to encourage residents to use the stairs rather than the elevator.

Torrence Place residents have access to a fitness center on the first floor. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Residents began moving into Torrence Place last fall, and signs of occupancy are manifest in the hallways. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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The 48 apartments come in one- and two-bedroom options. The kitchens are equipped with Energy Star appliances. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Windows in every apartment let in natural light and provide a view of the surrounding neighborhood. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Six different floor plans are available at Torrence Place, and all apartments are equipped with accessibility features and ample storage. As of this writing, 13 apartments are still available for rent.

The application can be downloaded as a PDF, but it must be completed manually and physically mailed to the Torrence Place address. Applications are date-stamped as they are received, and they are reviewed in chronological order.

More information, including a list of other properties managed by Full Circle Communities, is available on the Full Circle Communities website.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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