Developers building assisted-living center in Citrus Park
CITRUS PARK - Construction is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 on an upscale 92-apartment assisted-living center to include a specialized “memory care component” for residents with Alzheimer’s and similar illnesses. Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park will be built on 2.86 acres at 13810 Sheldon Road. Amenities at the three-story assisted-living facility will include multipurpose areas for cooking classes and other activities, as well as a technology room furnished with computers and televisions, where residents can use the internet and follow sports and local and world news, said architect Walt Chancey. There will also be outdoor gardens. Chancey, of Chancey Design Partnership, Ybor City, is also co-developer and co-owner of the project, along with Richard Rookis. Chancey, his 25-year-old firm and its sister company, Chancey Interior Design, have designed several other high-end assisted- living homes.The Arbor Co., an Atlanta-based firm that manages 20 senior-living communities throughout the Southeast, will manage the Citrus Park property. The design of the 79,000-square foot, concrete-block building includes a large dining room plus a hair salon, living room area and libraries. There will also be an onsite rehabilitation facility center. The assisted-living home will have 110 beds, including 42 in the memory care area, which will contain a majority of the double rooms, Chancey said. Once operational, the home will employ more than 50 full- or part-time employees, Chancey said. “It should take about 13 months to complete,” Chancey said of construction.