Construction Underway on Phase 2
of Dallas Retirement Village
Senior Living Community Adds 29 Residences, Pool, Spa and More
The Phase 2 expansion of the Lodge Residences is underway at Dallas Retirement Village, a senior living community that has served the Dallas area for more than seven decades. This 60,000-square-foot expansion will complete the circle around the existing picturesque courtyard, adding 29 new independent living apartment homes, an indoor pool, spa, fitness facilities, roof top patio and more.
“Phase 1 was completed four years ago, and since that time, we’ve continued to build a waiting list of those interested in our community,” said Dave Parrett, Executive Director. “So having more apartments will make us more accessible to seniors from the surrounding area who would like to move here.”
In fact, more than 80% of the new Phase 2 Lodge Residences were under contract before marketing efforts were temporarily halted in March due to COVID-19. The community recently resumed the pre-selection process. “At this point, we are about a year from move-in,” said Parrett, “and we’re confident that we’ll have most, if not all, apartments reserved before that time.”
Purposefully designed to be a seamless continuation of Phase 1, the new expansion project features a craftsman exterior design with a Pacific Northwest taste of elegance inside and out, says the project architect, Chuck Archer of LRS Architects. In addition, the interior design offers a familiar and comfortable aesthetic that feels homelike, and not at all institutional, explained Lisa Warnock, Director or Housing Interiors with LRS Architects.
Welcome Additions to the Dallas Retirement Village Campus
As a distinct design element of the expansion, the new outdoor/indoor rooftop patio will feature large sliding glass doors that can be opened or closed depending on the weather—offering a unique controlled-temperature space that can be used year-round, said Parrett.
The patio will have its own kitchen, making the space ideal for scheduled community events and parties. Plus, residents can utilize the space to host private family get-togethers.
Overall, Phase 2 will offer a welcome addition of community space. “Currently, our Cascade Commons space is booked solid throughout the day,” explained Parrett. “So the new space that’s part of Phase II will really allow us to expand our programming.”
Residents are particularly excited about the new fitness facilities, including a space for group exercise as well as a new weight room for individual exercise. Plus, the greatly expanded spa will include hair stations, pedicure and manicure stations, and private massage treatment rooms.
Construction Activities to Escalate Soon
Currently, site works continues, with underground utilities and building concrete activities taking place, said project manager Albert Castaneda with Deacon Construction. “Soon there will be a lot of workers from various subcontractor trades all working at the same time. This is a very tight site with minimal areas for staging. That makes it more exciting to see what is going on for the existing residents.”
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How to Reserve Your New Home
If you’re interested in making one of the brand-new Lodge Residences your “happy-ever-after” home, we encourage you to let us know right away. Here’s why: 85% of the residences in the first phase of development were reserved before they were finished!
To check the availability of the Phase 2 Lodge Residences, call 503-623-1747 or contact us online.