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Presbyterian Senior Living announces start date for second Vista Ridge apartment building

10/29/2014 01:12AM ● By Lev

Ware Presbyterian Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living continuing care retirement community, has announced that construction of a second Vista Ridge apartment building is scheduled to begin in November, with completion estimated for September 2015.

Following the grand opening of the first $24.5 million Vista Ridge apartment building and Pavilion Club House in early 2014, the second Vista Ridge expansion is estimated to cost approximately $11 million and will include similar amenities ranging from new community spaces to independent living apartments.

“Ware Presbyterian Village is a thriving community, and one that continues to attract people 55 and over,” said Yolanda Johnson, executive director at Ware Presbyterian Village. “Following the extremely positive response we saw earlier in the year with the grand opening of the first Vista Ridge apartments, we wanted to strengthen our opportunity to provide community spaces that matched the level of resident involvement we see here on campus. Vista Ridge and the scheduled expansion of our community have everything we need to foster stronger fulfillment and engagement for seniors.”

The second Vista Ridge apartment building will be modeled on the first apartment building and will offer 31 one- or two-bedroom apartments.  Safety and convenience continue to be a major focus of Presbyterian Senior Living, and the expansion will include underground parking spaces and secured, keyless entry.

The second Vista Ridge building will add to the community’s existing 31 apartments at Vista Ridge, bringing the total to 62 apartments. The campus also includes 80 independent living villas, three carriage homes, with an additional three in the final stages of completion, 52 personal care apartments and 137 skilled nursing accommodations at Ware Presbyterian.

“Similar to the original Vista Ridge apartment building, sustainability will remain at the forefront of our planning decisions,” said Rodney Fenstermacher, corporate director of construction and planned assets at Presbyterian Senior Living. “By incorporating energy-efficient initiatives such as geothermal heating and cooling, we expect the investment to deliver a return of five to eight years.”

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