Melissa Orth, Marc R. Stanley, Carol Aaron, Marion Glazer, Jennifer Staubach Gates, Michael Ellentuck, Fraser Marcus, and Brian Barnes. (Courtesy photo)
The Legacy Senior Communities, a Jewish nonprofit, has ceremonially broken ground on The Legacy Midtown Park, a rental continuing care retirement community on 10 acres between Meadow Road and Royal Lane just off North Central Expressway.
Once completed, the $175 million development will create approximately 350 jobs and come with 184 independent-living apartments, plus 50 assisted-living apartments, 36 memory care residences, and 54 suites for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care, officials said.
Construction on the community is expected to begin in September with facilities opening in the fall of 2019 and long-term care, short-term rehab, independent living, and other levels of care opening in 2020.
“A community is judged by the way it cares for its elders, and it is our responsibility to build a campus that provides a wonderful lifestyle, offers the highest quality of care, and meets the needs of the community,” said Carol Aaron, co-chair of the capital campaign committee and chair of the board of directors of The Legacy Midtown Park.
The community will include multiple dining options, a fully equipped fitness, aerobics, and aquatic center, and other amenities. The Legacy at Home, the nonprofit’s home health care agency, will care for residents if needed.
Project partners include Dallas-based D2 Architecture; Andres Construction Services, StudioSIX5, interior design firm; Talley Associates, landscape architecture; The Belaire Group, development consultant; SunTrust Bank, lead arranger; and Frost Bank.
“We are embarking on an exciting new chapter for The Legacy Senior Communities. The Legacy Midtown Park will be a state-of-the-art retirement community with independent living and all other levels of care on one campus,” said Marc R. Stanley, chairman of the board of trustees for The Legacy Senior Communities.