SOUTH PORTLAND — Resort Lifestyle Communities broke ground Thursday on a 128-unit luxury apartment complex for seniors that’s beside the Maine Turnpike and across from the Maine Mall.

The $34 million Sable Lodge is being built at 74 Running Hill Road, said Kelly Jo Hinrichs, Resort Lifestyle Communities’ spokeswoman. The 10-acre site is next to the Fairchild Semiconductor office complex and a long tee shot from the Sable Oaks Golf Club.

As proposed, the complex for residents 55 and older will offer social programs, shuttle service and valet parking, along with a pharmacy, bank, hairdresser, gift shop, health club, movie theater and two restaurants offering 24-hour casual or fine dining. All-inclusive rents will range from about $3,000 to $4,000 a month, depending on the number of bedrooms, with a $600 monthly fee added for a spouse or other secondary resident.

Sable Lodge is the first community built in Maine by Resort Lifestyle Communities, a company based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The company is taking refundable deposits now and plans to welcome residents by next fall, Hinrichs said. The complex will begin seeking 35 to 40 full- and part-time workers next summer.