BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. [March 4, 2020] – Discovery Senior Living held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, February 26, officially commencing construction of a state-of-the-art Independent Living community at Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay. Company executives, developers, and invited guests including approximately 40 members of the Bradenton and Sarasota business communities were in attendance.
The nearly $50 million community has been specifically designed to empower freedom and lifestyle flexibility for today’s more active seniors. Features and amenities will include a spacious Grande Clubhouse featuring multiple, upscale dining options; Legends Club & Bar; bistro with pizza oven; Discovery Silver Cinema movie theater; game and activity rooms; library and media center; and a professional beauty salon, spa and barber shop with massage services. Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay will also offer a high-tech FitCampSM health & fitness center, where residents will receive individualized workout plans and one-on-one coaching and support from FitCampSM Personal Trainers. Outside, the community will provide a zero-entry heated pool with private cabanas, plus an intimate, outdoor entertainment space with a cozy fireplace.
“From top to bottom, the new, Independent Living community at Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is being created to enable new levels of lifestyle customization for resident seniors,” said Richard J. Hutchinson, CEO of Discovery Senior Living. “Consistent with our company’s ‘Experiential Living’ philosophy, the community’s design and construction will complement a highly-experience-focused program and services that empower more optionality, choice, and personalization of every lifestyle facet from dining and recreation to fitness and beyond.”
Resident accommodations will include 198 luxurious apartment homes, each one offering spacious, modern kitchens, stainless steel appliances and full-size bathrooms with walk-in showers. The community will also introduce a number of Signature Club apartments with dedicated, underground parking.
The new, Independent Living community will further complement Discovery Village’s award-winning Assisted Living and SHINESM Memory Care offerings, resulting in a total of 324 apartment homes, which create a full range of available lifestyle options on one campus to better meet the changing needs of seniors through all stages of retirement.
The active, Independent Living community, expected to open in Fall 2021, is being built at 1414 69th Ave. W in Bradenton. Upon completion, it stands to create at least 70 new jobs for the community. Key design and construction partners include Architectural Concepts, Discovery Design Concepts and Henning Holdings. Financing for the new Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay has been provided by Kayne Anderson and Healthpeak Properties.
About Discovery Senior Living
Discovery Senior Living is a family of companies which includes: Discovery Management Group, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Design Concepts, Discovery Marketing Group, and Discovery At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. With almost three decades of experience, the award-winning management group has been developing, building, marketing, and operating upscale, luxury senior-living communities across the United States. By integrating the company’s highly innovative and successful “Experiential Living” philosophy across its flourishing portfolio of almost 10,000 existing homes or homes under development, Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader in creating world-class, resort-style communities.