By Robyn A. Friedman
City & Shore PRIME
John Knox Village of Florida, a 70-acre Life Plan Community in Pompano Beach, has announced plans for Westlake, a new development that will include 150 independent living apartments ranging from 1,277 to 2,346 square feet in two new towers, The Vue and The Terrace.
“A Life Plan Community is also known as a CCRC, or continuing care retirement community,” says Monica McAfee, chief marketing and innovation officer for John Knox Village. “You’re guaranteed access to different levels of care without additional expense.”
McAfee says that residents at traditional assisted living communities pay a rental fee and then face additional fees if they need to move to memory care or skilled nursing – if that continuum of care is even available where they are. But at John Knox Village or a similar Life Plan Community, residents pay an entrance fee and lock in their monthly service fee (subject to a cost of living adjustment), which includes meals, apartment maintenance, nursing care, recreational activities and more when they move into independent living.
Amenities for Westlake, which will break ground next year, will include a high-tech projection theater, technology hub, business center, art studio a “sacred space,” club room, library and two dining venues – the French Press, a bakery, coffee and wine bar, and Westlake Eatery, a fast-casual restaurant. Adjacent to the two apartment buildings will be the Pavilion, which broke ground in October and which includes a performing arts center and two new restaurants. Additional new amenities at John Knox Village include the Aquatic Complex, scheduled to open this month, which includes two pools, bocce and pickleball courts, a Jacuzzi, fire pit and two new restaurants: Glades Grill, with indoor and poolside dining, and Stryker’s Poolside Sports Pub, with a live entertainment space. Entrance fees at Westlake start at $332,340; monthly service fees start at $3,146. Contact: 954-783-4040, JohnKnoxVillage.com.
RENDERINGS: Courtesy John Knox Village.