Who says senior living communities need to be stale and simple?
Well, at least in Buckhead’s affluent Paces neighborhood, seniors are in for a change. And a swanky one at that.
A nine-acre site at the north end of Howell Mill Road is being primed for Village Park Senior Living, a $300 million mixed-use community for people of advanced age. (Compare that to this $120 million Peachtree Hills project spanning 23 acres.)
As evidenced by the architects’ renderings, this compound—perhaps a bit over-the-top—has been designed for seniors who like living large.
“As an industry, we have limited supply and a growing demand for exclusive senior living communities throughout the country,” said Village Park Senior Living CEO Tim Gary, in a prepared statement.
The campus is expected to flaunt French-inspired architecture, as well as “groomed courtyards ... a movie theater, flower shop, library, salon, wine bar, sports bar, and several dining venues and bistros.” Not exactly roughing it.
But the project isn’t all about fun and games for seniors.
“The gated community will offer a full continuum of care, including 82 independent living, 75 assisted living, and 26 memory care units,” according to a press release.
The project’s first phase, which will be launched with $86 million from SunTrust Banks, would see the rise of 204 of the 600 planned apartments, as well as the development of most of the common areas.
Also in the works are 21 “city homes” with private gardens and patios.
Phase 1 is anticipated to be completed in fall 2020 and create more than 350 permanent jobs, officials said.