Official groundbreaking was held Wednesday with representatives of the church, the Town of Cornelius, Autumn Corp. and Carolinas Healthcare System, the latter to which the 102 beds are allotted by the State of North Carolina.
In 2004 the church developed a 10-year vision plan focusing on how to best utilize its land, minister to the community and facilitate the provision of much needed services to North Mecklenburg County, particularly Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.
Contact between the church and Autumn Corp. began in 2005, and formal discussions regarding the facility began in 2007. Autumn Corp. is a 33-year-old company that owns and operates 24 long-term care nursing homes in the Southeast. To be built by John M. Campbell company, Autumn Care Cornelius is expected to create more than 100 jobs with a payroll of about $4 million annually.
Located just south of 19338 Zion Ave., just off N.C. 115 south of downtown Cornelius, Autumn Care Cornelius is expected to be open in the fall of 2013.