The board decided to move forward with a project that included securing land for a second campus – what is now Otterbein Sunset Village – and adding independent housing on the current campus – what we know today as The Woodlands. Renovations to the current campus would occur after construction was completed.
In addition, it was decided to admit men and couples into the Sunset community at the completion of the building program. Land was optioned in 1999 and Board, staff, and consultants began the process of securing financing and local and state approvals for our project. A new corporate entity was established and named Sunset Retirement Communities. The ground was broken in mid-2000 for both projects.