ONE new senior living community in Greenfieldwhich has undergone several design changes over the past many years, has broken ground and plans to open in early spring 2023.
The foresta 120-unit ranch-style senior housing development at 11,800 W. Edgerton Ave. will have a “post COVID-19 design,” according to a press release from GreatLife Communities, giving each resident their own ranch home with a private front door entrance and patio.
The neighborhood of adjoining rented homes will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans on an 11.38-acre plot just west of Whitnall Middle School.
The Southern District will feature 58 one-bedroom homes and 14 two-bedroom homes, all with laundry, fully equipped kitchens and available underground parking, according to the GreatLife Communities website. Residents will have access to a common room, gym, lounge, country store, beauty salon and a food service area.
The northern quarter will contain 48 studio units, each with a small kitchenette and its own full bathroom. The studios will have a private entrance and terrace along with a back door for inside access to communal facilities. The common areas will include a dining room, food service, telesealth room, activity area and beauty salon.
Other facilities and services available at the complex will include chef-prepared meals, cleaning, transportation, personal care, nature walks and a dog wash.
Construction on The Woods is underway
The plot was broken on March 21st.
Developer Greg Petrauski, who has a long history of building senior living communities and health facilities, said he is pleased that construction is finally underway.
“Despite years of challenges in developing this property, including COVID-19, we are grateful to finally start moving dirt and creating the next generation of senior living communities,” Petrauski said in an email. “Allowing seniors to live with the privacy of their own home along with the benefits of community and service is well required.”
Monthly rentals will start in the low- to mid- $ 2,000s, depending on specific service options and the housing layout chosen, Petrauski said.
The rent for each unit type includes a homemade meal a day, cleaning, maintenance and full use of all community facilities, he said.
Those wishing to reserve a unit can download, print and complete a deposit agreement at The “Leasing” tab. of the GreatLife website.
The project underwent several changes before approval
The project was given final approval by the city council in January 2021, according to Greenfield Community Development Manager Kristi Porter.
Small adjustments were made to the number of units in April 2021 and November 2021, she said.
Permits for the project were issued by the city on March 15th.
The plan is a diminished version of what Petrauski originally proposed, and will not reach near as high in the sky.
Petrauski presented a plan in 2019 for a complex of 192 units that would have been four stories high.
It was rejected by the joint council due to concerns about the height, size, density and traffic impact of the building, according to city documents.