Saturday, March 08, 2014
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Dallas Retirement Village plans to build about 65 new independent living units and an activity center in two phases in the coming years on property next to its main campus.
February 25, 2014
DALLAS — Dallas Retirement Village announced it will expand its facilities, adding up to 65 more independent living units and a new resident activity and dining center within the next few years.
The expansion will take place in two phases on the empty lot on Northwest Jasper Street, adjacent to current DRV facilities.
David Parrett, DRV’s executive director, said construction likely won’t start for about a year, allowing time for input from current and potential residents on the amenities they would like to see.
Two meetings are scheduled next month to provide those interested with more information. DRV has also launched its “Priority Program” for those who want to provide feedback and possibly purchase a residence through the development.
“Our Priority Program is to engage the community’s interest and find out what they would like to see,” Parrett said.
The first phase of the development will build 40 new independent living homes and the majority of the activity center, which could include such amenities as an arts and crafts room, a woodworking shop, a fitness center and a movie theater.
Lindsey Marshall, DRV’s sales coordinator, said some of those ideas came from current residents.
“There were some requests for a woodworking shop,” she said. “There were some gentlemen who expressed interest in that. We were also looking for a larger meeting space than we have now.”
The center will also offer a second dining option for residents.
“We feel that is meeting a need that is currently not met in the area,” Parrett said of the development. “What we think is that people are looking for and deserve more choice.”
Parrett said construction is tentatively scheduled to start in early 2015 with completion about a year later. The second phase of construction will include about 20 to 25 more living units.
• Informational meetings are scheduled for March 14, a brunch meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at Beckenridge Vineyard, 300 Reuben Boise Road, Dallas, and a luncheon meeting March 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ragin’ River Steak Co., 154 N. Main St., Independence. To RSVP for either meeting or for more information, call 503-623-9211.