Winter Park Breaks Ground on Senior Housing

Winter Park Breaks Ground on Senior Housing ORLANDO, FL - In a growing trend to deliver state-of-the-art senior living retirement and "memory care" services to the nation's growing senior population, Winter Park Construction (WPC), an expert in the design and construction of senior living and memory care projects, has broken ground on the $14-million Sonata at Melbourne in Melbourne, Fla. Sonata at Melbourne is luxury rental retirement community offering a continuum of care.

Expected to open in January 2012, Sonata at Melbourne will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care assisted living.

The 161,000-square-foot main building will feature 127 luxury living units in a variety of spacious floorplans. The unique design includes several "green" building concepts, steel frame and masonry construction to withstand maximum windload, and expanded on-site generator capacity. The design also enables flexibility in the utilization of units as residents age in place and as market demand and demographics change.

The Sonata at Melbourne boasts resort style amenities and wellness programming important to today's seniors and their families. Amenities include a movie theater, elegant dining room, bistro/pub, fitness and wellness center, exam room, library, beauty parlor, barber and full spa services. In addition, the resort-like setting features a heated pool with ramp access and outside terraces with cabanas.

"Aging baby boomers are utilizing these facilities because of their all-in-one convenience and comfortable lifestyle," said Jeff Forrest, WPC President. "With first of the boomers reaching age 65 in 2011, seniors are by far the fastest growing population sector. Construction of new senior living communities has been relatively flat over the past few years and as a result, there is significant demand in certain markets for new retirement and assisted living communities."

With more than $200 million in annual revenue and 1.5 billion square feet of projects completed, Winter Park Construction provides pre-construction, general contracting, construction management, and green building (LEED certified) services throughout the United States. Areas of new construction and renovation specialization include student housing, senior living, multifamily, military housing, hotels and resorts, timeshares and commercial building. Clients include Royal Senior Care, Banc of America Community Development Corporation, Inland American Communities, Lincoln Property Company, Equity Residential and DeBartolo Development to name a few.
Source: Winter Park Construction

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