Construction has recently begun on a new retirement community near Shawnee Middle School along the west side of Union Street.

The Grove, a multi-unit retirement community, is being built on 20.14 acres at 3900 N. Union.

The development is expected to be single-story units in a gated neighborhood for those age 55 years and up. Amenities such as a clubhouse with workout facilities, safe room and meeting room also are expected at the site.