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Two new retirement communities coming to Columbia County

Posted: March 19, 2014 - 12:05am
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Marshall Square Retirement Resort, designed for seniors 55 and older, will have 120 apartments.
Marshall Square Retirement Resort, designed for seniors 55 and older, will have 120 apartments.

While an Evans retirement community is set to open in the fall, other developers are planning a second in Grovetown.

Anyone interested in moving to Marshall Square Retirement Resort at 850 Ronald Reagan Drive is invited to an information seminar at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at the Columbia County Library on Evans Towne Center Boulevard. Those who attend will learn about the amenities of the retirement community, slated to open in October.

“It’s an all-inclusive lifestyle,” said Karla Frese, Marshal Square Retirement Resort’s marking director. “It’s like being on a cruise ship.”

Amenities at the 120-apartment facility for seniors 55 and older include utilities, transportation, meals and housekeeping, Frese said.

Grovetown officials approved a zoning request Friday for a developer who plans to construct Horizon Senior Village, a senior living complex inside the city.

“It is well-needed in our community,” Mayor George James said.

City officials approved the first property under the recently-formed R3-55 high-density senior housing zoning.

Josh Thomas, an owner of Peachtree Housing Communities, said he hopes to submit plans to the city soon for approval on the 68-apartment complex.

The growth, Thomas said, is a large part of the attraction of Grovetown.

The facility is planned for 11.3 acres on Wrightsboro Road between Creekside Estates and Northrop Place.

“It’s a growth corridor coming out of Augusta,” Thomas said. “There’s a huge need for the retiring population.”

The company, which has built four similar communities with two more under construction, hopes to begin the year-long construction in August or September.

The complex will in-clude one- and two-bedroom apartments. A community building will house a multi-purpose room, fitness center with low-impact equipment, laundry facilities and a business center with computers, scanners and printers. The complex also will feature a raised community garden, gazebo and picnic pavilion with grilling stations.

“We’re excited about it,” Thomas said.

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Comments (3)

soapy_725

The one is Evans will have a 100 bed hospital attached. But most

likely Medicare/Medicaid will not have them as an "In Network" facility because of the COST (overhead by virtue of duplication).

Not that we do not already have a "medical center" on Belair Rd. A UH Medical Center to be accurate. But who cares about $$ when you are building a "legacy to your own greatness"

We must find an alternate use for the Marshall properties since "retail strip malls" seem to have been affected by the recession.

Was there a hospital in the "Evanstowne master Plan"?

The one in Grovetown can use DDEAMC.

soapy_725

And you have to love the planning that goes into the little

issue of "traffic flow" in that open green space" behind Kroger. Who would have ever thought that that cow pasture with the "radar structure" could handle so many cars. No wonder the plans were for a "non motorized zone" of shoppee's.

CC must have at least 1.5 motorized vehicles per capita. And the future plans are to bring all of these vehicle to Evans ( the geographical center of the county) at the same time. Two in the garage. Two on the parking pad. And all least one in the street. "The American Dream".

soapy_725

What about the one to be built in General Riverwood's Plantation

The one in the swamp? Next to the rental complexes? It is your responsibility to go to the courthouse and research all future development, not your real estate broker.

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