BRISTOL – The 60,000 square foot KindCare Assisted Living facility will begin construction this week at 483 North Main St.
“We are excited to commence construction this month and will be ready to have residents move into the community in spring of 2023,” said Mark De Pecol, CEO of Senior Living Advisors, LLC.
According to the city, Senior Living Advisors is a commercial real estate development company “in the senior housing space focusing on assisted living/memory vare and independent living in both luxury and mid markets.”
The city has said the construction will take about 14 months. Once construction is finished, the facility will offer around 89 assisted living beds, 28 memory care beds and 75 jobs.
“There will be a multitude of community events and programs to engage the area about our community to learn more and be able to put down deposits on apartments in the upcoming months,” De Pecol said.
During a past city council meeting, De Pecol said the facility is meant for middle class clients.
“Really there isn’t a product out there for that with just a couple exceptions,” De Pecol said. “We keep the costs down. We’re about 20 to 25% lower than luxury assisted living but we have the same amenities. That’s the nice thing about it with first class dining, wellness, libraries, arts and crafts.”
During the meeting he also noted the facility would incorporate pandemic resistant features.
“We have ultraviolet areas over the whole building which zaps the bacteria and viruses,” he said.
The average age of anticipated residents is around 85, according to a prior report. The cost of living at the facility will be around $4,300 a month. Residents will be paired with a suitemate. Each suite will include a common area, a kitchenette, a bathroom and two bedrooms.
According to KindCare COO Seth Dudley, residences and families are assessed and introduced to find the best match of suitemates.
Justin Malley, executive director of economic & community development for Bristol, is very happy with the work the city is doing with Senior Living Development.
“The city’s partnership with Senior Living Development and KindCare has been outstanding,” he said. “The KindCare project is a dynamic project on a long-vacant parcel that brings new jobs and additional tax revenue to the area. Most importantly, it offers a new, more affordable option for assisted living services for the community.”
Dean Wright contributed to this story.