Photo 1Discovery Senior Living commenced construction of its newest senior-living community, Discovery Village At Tampa Palms, with a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 22.

Photo 2“The development of this new community will enable us to provide senior-living services to a wider range of individuals who desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle and enjoy resort-style amenities,” said Thomas J. Harrison, CEO and co-founder of Discovery Senior Living. “We are excited to become part of the Tampa community, and look forward to welcoming our newest residents to the Discovery Senior Living family.”

The community is located at 17470 Brookside Trace Court, between Commerce Park Blvd. and Interstate 75, just north of Primrose Lake Circle in Tampa. It will include 105 residences for supervised independent living, assisted living and memory care apartment homes, offering residents personalized, all-inclusive care plans where residents will receive the highest level of devotion from a team of qualified professionals.

The world-class senior-living community will offer three gourmet meals with tableside service daily, complimentary scheduled transportation, health and wellness visits, on-site medical director, on­-site therapies, an on-site Medicare-certified home healthcare agency, concierge services, weekly housekeeping and a wide selection of social and recreational activities.

The Grande Clubhouse will include a sensational dining room; social areas; a game room, bistro and ice cream parlor, bar and lounge and movie theater; a state-of-the-art monitored nurse station; a senior-equipped fitness center; an outdoor heated pool; a professional beauty salon and spa with barber shop; a media center with cognitive brain fitness; and a multifunctional craft center and activity room.

Construction of Discovery Village At Tampa Palms will create jobs for an estimated 100 workers during the construction of the 108,000-square-foot community. The $30 million community is expected to be complete by 2017. Discovery Village At Tampa Palms will create approximately 80 new jobs for the community once development is complete.

Discovery Village At Tampa Palms is the design creation of Architectural Concepts Inc. (ACI) of Largo, under the leadership of founding partner Bo Russ. ACI provides architectural services to clients throughout the U.S., Bermuda and New Zealand, specializing in senior-building design.

Wegman Design Group’s design principal, Lori Wegman, provided the creative and strategic interior design solutions. Wegman’s professionals have been providing innovative design since its startup in 2001.

The Douglas Company is the general building construction management firm in charge of construction. The Midwest-based firm has offices in Ohio and Florida and specializes in several types of construction, including senior housing.

Texas Capital Bank is the construction financing partner.