$1.1 million Renovation Maximizes Space.

Carnegie Village Senior Living Community in Belton, Missouri recently underwent a $1.1 million revitalization that transformed the environment from top to bottom.

The original scope of the project began simply enough with a repair to fix a damaged roof in the existing library. With seniors always top-of-mind, the community began questioning the location of the library within the building, its convenience and functionality. NSPJ Architects P.A. from Prairie Village, Kansas was enlisted to help us determine if the space could be better utilized. What followed was a massive reprogramming effort to breath fresh life into the entire setting. Common area spaces were reinvigorated to create more opportunities for resident engagement and finishes were fine-tuned to enhance the interior aesthetics.

Through meticulous space planning, furniture selection and architectural accoutrements, almost every interior detail was upgraded. The use of color was generous and common areas were reconfigured to better utilize the space. Large, expansive areas that had once been unused were redesigned to flow with defined function and encourage socializing among the residents.

The result? Common amenities were reprogrammed with emphasis on the huge entry lobby and adjacent wide-open spaces. A revamped reception area was created along with a staff office, beauty salon, fitness center, reading lounge, multipurpose room, dining room, hearth room, and pub.

The most remarkable change was removing the former grand staircase which filled the lobby and obstructed the view from the front door.

Every detail was added to highlight the new interior improvements – right down to the lighting. For example, to further encourage residents to enjoy the camaraderie they share with neighbors, lighting was carefully placed to delineate and outline the brand-new spaces that could be enjoyed for gathering.

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care was the interior design team while Dade Construction LLC served as the contractor.

Carnegie Village strives to offer best-in-class services and amenities in an environment that inspires individuality and honors choices. Read on for a closer look at what else sets this renovated community apart from the rest and take the virtual tour


Choosing a senior living community isn’t a decision to take lightly – so why choose a place like Carnegie Village? Because where you live and how you spend your time makes a big difference in your happiness. Upscale communities like this offer more amenities and services that will make your life easier and more enjoyable – in addition to a full range of care plans to fit almost any changing health needs.

Even among the best communities, Carnegie Village has many features that set the community apart. Talented chefs deliver delicious meals with a real emphasis on nutrition. Eating well helps you stay healthy, and we don’t compromise on flavor.

And because a top priority is seniors health and wellness, each resident also has access to the community gym with instructor-led classes and private coaching sessions. You can stay in shape with specialized, easy-to-use strength and aerobic training equipment designed for all levels of fitness.


There are also distinctive, spacious apartment homes available at Carnegie Village featuring high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and high-end finishes. There’s a floor plan to fit everyone’s taste, including studios or one- and two-bedroom apartments, giving you all the space you need to live life how you like it. And best of all, like many Tutera communities, it comes with the flexibility of renting month to month.


As a continuing care community, Carnegie Village is designed to meet any care need as it arises including support for seniors with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia through our memory care services. And if you or a loved one needs a place to recover after an injury or surgical procedure, the community’s rehabilitation services are a blend of relaxing comforts, personalized treatment and sophisticated therapies.

To learn more about Carnegie Village, call the community at 826-331-7848.