Williamsburg Landing Expands Woodhaven
March 1, 2016 – Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg Landing’s Board of Directors has voted to approve a proposed project to expand Woodhaven, its on-site health care complex. The expansion responds to demonstrated needs of Williamsburg Landing residents and the senior community in Greater Williamsburg for more options and services. Major components will include a 24-unit Memory Care household, a 37-unit expansion of residential Assisted Living, a 15-bed specialized short term skilled rehabilitation unit, and a licensed Adult Day program, the only one of its kind in the area. The James City County Board of Supervisors approved a revised Special Use Permit related to the project on January 12th.
Jim Golden, Chair of the Board of Directors, stated that “the expansion addresses major goals in the Landing’s Strategic Plan. While we built capacity to address greater community needs, our residents continue to have immediate access to our continuum of health services.”
The expansion will add 100,000 square feet, almost doubling the existing Woodhaven complex. Preliminary projections show the expansion will add approximately 75 new full-time equivalent employees and approximately $235,000 in annual property taxes to James City County. Total project cost is estimated at $41 million and will employ local general contractor, Henderson Inc. AES Inc. will be the civil engineer and The Structures Group Inc. will provide structural engineering. The project is being designed by Reese, Lower, Patrick, and Scott, Architects from Lancaster, PA. RLPS, a nationwide specialist in senior living design, has worked with Williamsburg Landing on numerous projects over the years, including the original Woodhaven facility.
Ben Puckett, Executive Vice-President, explained “the project continues a 30+ year tradition of carefully planned growth of facilities and services. With the significant expected growth of the senior population in Williamsburg, this project maintains the Landing’s leadership position in innovative programs and services for seniors, and positions the community to address the changing needs of residents.” Puckett noted that growth in needs for memory care and assisted living services are well-documented, and the new Adult Day program “fills a true gap in services in our community, providing a lower-cost alternative to institutional care and allowing couples and children caring for parents in their home a necessary respite from caregiving.” Puckett added that “the addition of a dedicated skilled rehab unit adds needed capacity for short term care, and prepares Williamsburg Landing for emerging changes in post-acute care.”
Golden stated, “The project is designed to allow Williamsburg Landing to continue its long tradition of excellence in health care services to its residents and the community.”
For more information call Kathy Kammer, Senior Director of Community Relations at (757) 253-9682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Williamsburg Landing, visit www.williamsburglanding.com or call (757) 565-6505.
About Williamsburg Landing, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Williamsburg Landing is the first and only accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Williamsburg and greater Hampton Roads, Virginia. The independent and not-for-profit CCRC provides a gracious, socially enriched environment and full continuum of care, from independent living to home health, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care, to accommodate residents’ needs through every stage of life. Located on 137 wooded acres adjacent to College Creek in historic Williamsburg, one of America’s top-ranked retirement destinations, the gated community offers maintenance-free living in six distinct neighborhoods, resort-style amenities and services, formal and casual dining, state-of-the-art health club and spa, and quality healthcare.