Exterior DVSB Rendering: Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay will include 126 senior-living residences for supervised independent living, assisted living and memory care. The $30 million community is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

A “Topping Out” celebration was held March 3 for Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay, marking a major milestone in the construction process of the senior-living community and wellness center, located on an 11-acre parcel at 1414 69th Ave. W. in Bradenton.

The final pieces of the roofing structure were hoisted into place at the end of February on the 130,000-square-foot residential building. The senior-living community will have a Grande Clubhouse building that comprises a three-story wing of 30 apartment homes for supervised independent living; a three-story wing of 66 apartment homes for assisted living; and a one-story wing of 30 suites for memory care. Accommodations include grande suites, and one-bedroom and two-bedroom senior-living apartment homes.

The community will offer personalized, all-inclusive care plans and resort-style amenities in a stimulating environment where residents will have their needs taken care of around the clock. Features and amenities will include three gourmet meals with tableside service daily, complimentary scheduled transportation, a team of experienced and licensed professionals available 24/7, health and wellness visits, on-site medical director, on-­site therapies, an on-site Medicare-certified home healthcare agency, concierge services, housekeeping, and a full calendar of social and recreational activities.

The Grande Clubhouse will also have two dining rooms, social areas, game room, bistro and ice cream parlor, bar and lounge, movie theater, a state-of-the-art wellness center, a senior-equipped fitness center, indoor heated wellness pool, professional beauty salon and spa with barber shop, media center with cognitive brain fitness, and a multi-functional art, hobby and craft center and activity room.

“It’s significant progress and a wonderful milestone to celebrate,” said Thomas J. Harrison, CEO of Discovery Senior Living. “Seeing a community come up out of the ground in so short a time period is exciting and everything is on track as planned. Since it’s so unique to the area, residents and their families are going to be thrilled when it’s completed.”

    • Discovery Village At Sarasota is the design creation of Architectural Concepts Inc. (ACI) of Largo, Florida, 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.


  • Community & Southern Bank, HJ Sims and Synovus Bank are the construction financing providers.

For more information on Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay, visit www.DiscoveryVillages.com

About Discovery Senior Living

Discovery Senior Living, a family of companies founded by Thomas J. Harrison and Richard J. Hutchinson, includes: Discovery Management Group, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Realty Group, and Discovery At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. Discovery Senior Living also owns and operates a portfolio of senior-living communities in Florida under the brand name of Discovery Village, where apartment homes are now available or under development in Bradenton, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa, Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Coast. Additionally, the firm has an ownership interest in, and is the exclusive manager and operator of, Aston Gardens senior-living communities in Tampa, Venice, Parkland, Naples and Sun City Center. Discovery Senior Living also operates and partially owns the Conservatory senior-living communities in the Texas communities of Austin, Keller, Plano, Spring and The Woodlands. It also manages and operates senior-living communities Regency Pointe in Rainbow City, Alabama; The Preserve At Palm-Aire in Pompano Beach, Florida; Stonebridge At Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas; Noble Village At Sugarloaf in Suwanee, Georgia; and The Aspens At Twin Creeks in Allen, Texas.

For more than 25 years, Discovery Senior Living has developed, built and operated upscale, luxury senior-living communities. The award-winning management group has a flourishing portfolio of more than 4,000 homes for seniors, caring for almost 4,500 residents. Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader in the development, marketing and management of world‐class resort‐style communities. The corporate office is located at 3301 Bonita Beach Rd., Suite 113, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134. For more information, visit www.DiscoverySeniorLiving.com.

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