CLARKSVILLE — Site work is getting under way on a nearly $10 million senior living community on Chesapeake Drive in St. Bethlehem.
Brian Durbin, president of Arcadia Senior Living based in Louisville, Ky., along with his partnership group confirmed plans to develop a 6-acre parcel adjacent to Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville into an exclusive new community for seniors seeking Independent, assisted and memory care services. The community will be called Arcadia Senior Living.
“Our team has been working for quite some time to make this project a reality and I’m so excited to announce we’re ready to proceed with construction and offer a much-needed option for retirement living in the region,” Durbin said.
“I’ve long thought this property was a superb location for a retirement community with its rolling hills and beautiful scenery along with its proximity to shopping centers, health providers and other local amenities."
The project team consists of DMK Development, and Durbin’s Louisville-based senior living company Arcadia Communities. DMK Development has begun the early phases of construction on the 80,000-square-foot community which is to include 79 studio, one-and-two-bedroom accommodations.
David Kitchen of DMK said the team’s goal is to “create an environment where residents are encouraged to live active, fun, and fulfilling lives and enjoy the comfort, convenience, and care services offered at Arcadia.”
“The community will include features that address the interests and lifestyle of our residents including a fitness center, outdoor walking path, library, baking kitchen, art studio, small dog park, theatre, happy hour and Internet lounge, rose garden terrace, patio seating with fire pit, restaurant-style dining room, as well as a private dining room for special occasions with friends and family,” Durbin said.
Residents will also be provided housekeeping and laundry services, transportation services, 24-hour staffing, an emergency call system, coordinated social and recreational programs, and assistance with care needs under the direction of a licensed nurse. The community will feature a secure memory care neighborhood for residents needing additional support, officials said.
Arcadia Clarksville is currently expected to open to residents next summer and will hire 30-40 employees to operate the community.
"We will begin recruiting an executive director and Community Relations director in the next few months," Durbin said.
Interested candidates can call 931-919-2668, and there will also be a website provided soon.
Mike Baker, director of Clarksville's Building Codes Department, told The Leaf-Chronicle this week that Clarksville is going to be seeing prolific growth in senior and assisted-living centers, based on activity in his office.
The Arcadia Clarksville announcement closely follows on the heels of a recent announcement regarding the first phase of a separate, $40 million senior living community to be called The Villages at the River Club. That complex will be located along 15.71 acres next to the River Club Golf Course at 1776 Warfield Blvd., developers have said.
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