Friendly Senior Living plans to begin construction next summer on the $64 million Terraces at Cloverwood, a luxury senior living community.
By Kevin Oklobzija
Luxury senior apartment living is coming to Pittsford in a big way.
Friendly Senior Living will expand its footprint at Jefferson Road and Clover Street with the Terraces at Cloverwood, a $64 million independent living community that will feature the largest senior apartments in the area.
The new community will consist of 106 apartment homes, all in a three-story building on the Cloverwood campus. There will be a limited number of one-bedroom units and an abundance of two-bedrooms units. The emphasis will be on an open design and high-end amenities.
“This will become a gateway corner to the bedroom community,” Glen Cooper, president and CEO of Friendly Senior Living, said. “This new community will be about being able to enjoy those things you love.”
Terraces at Cloverwood is the latest venture for Friendly Senior Living, the not-for-profit entity that currently operates five senior housing and care facilities. Terraces will join a 45-acre neighborhood that already includes Cloverwood, an active living community featuring patio homes and apartment homes, and Glenmere at Cloverwood, which offers assisted living and memory care apartments.
“It is going to improve the aesthetics of the corner and also provide some additional senior housing in our community, which is a priority for our town government,” said Bill Smith, supervisor of the town of Pittsford. “We need this type of development so our residents can stay here.”
The new apartment community will include a rooftop terrace, an outdoor fireplace in the courtyard, an underground parking garage and a demonstration/teaching kitchen as part of a high-end restaurant. There also will be an emphasis on activities as well as access to the amenities at Cloverwood.
“Our residents are big lifelong learners,” Cooper said.
“It’s about music, it’s about art. The residents will be able to offload some of the things they don’t enjoy while downsizing.” They can do this without altering how they live.
“They may not want to live in such a large house anymore but they may want to continue to keep an active lifestyle,” said Andy Trepanier, executive director at Cloverwood.
Friendly Senior Living doesn’t leap into development projects. Expansion plans are methodical. Cloverwood opened in 2004, with Glenmere at Cloverwood finished a year later.
“We are not-for-profit, so by nature we are conservative,” Cooper said.
The new project was given the goahead only after a feasibility study concluded there would be a need for more upscale senior independent living communities, and after a secondary study confirmed the results, Cooper said. The study projected Monroe County will see a 30 percent increase in households age 75 and up over the next decade.
SWBR has created the design for the building. The units will range in size from 1,030 square feet to 1,560 square feet, with the potential to combine some units to make a larger 2,060-squarefoot home. There will be a variety of customization options available to fit resident preferences, according to Leticia Fornataro, senior associate and senior project manager for SWBR.
Preliminary plans call for a start to construction in the summer of 2020, with completion early in 2022, Trepanier said. Commitments are needed on the vast majority of units before construction can begin, Cooper said.
A series of informational meetings will be conducted in late July and early August. For more information, visit terracesatcloverwood.org or call (585) 789-4600.
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