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Middleton Senior Living in Granville is expanding again, this time with the construction of 28 independent-living apartments targeted for August 2019 occupation.
Fourteen apartment units will be built just to the east of the existing structure that faces Weaver Drive, and 14 more will be constructed on a lot across Weaver and next to the expressway, a site formerly occupied by a small trailer court community.
The projects represent the third and fourth phases for the independent, assisted living and memory care community, according to Max Kirby, community relations director of the facility, located at 1500 Weaver Drive.
On Oct. 24, a special tent event was being held overlooking the construction sites for those interested to come and discuss the project and possibly make deposits on the future units. A few deposits had already been received, Kirby said.
Rose Siddle, Vice President of Operations for Traditions Management, said each apartment will feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a gas fireplace, and a one-car garage.
Those living in the new units will also have access to Middleton’s existing food and bar areas inside the main facility.
The units also include “all the amenities” such as electricity, gas, WiFi and phone, along with meals.
Siddle said the new construction – no cost estimate was available at press time – effectively completes the build-out of the existing Middleton site at Weaver Road.
“The new additions are as large as the property can grow at this site,” Siddle confirmed. She allowed, however, there could be further expansions or offerings some day in Granville, at some other site.
The need for increasing numbers of facilities like Middleton is being driven by the aging baby boomer population and a growing number of those boomers who have memory care conditions and needs.
“This (the Granville) community has been very strong for us,” Siddle said.
Middleton Executive Director Debbie Hartshorn said she and her staff are looking forward to adding more residents to their growing community through the new independent-living apartments.
When fully built out and occupied, the entire Middleton complex will be home to somewhere between 170 to 200 residents, she said.
Site preparation was underway on Oct. 24, and the target to “be up and running” is currently August of next year, Siddle said.
Hartshorn confirmed the additions will also result in a bit of further pathway extension along Weaver Drive across the main property’s frontage, as well as a new driveway access onto Weaver between the existing facility and the additional apartments to be located to the east.