In a designated growth area abutting Forest Lakes and Montgomery Ridge, on what was a former tobacco farmstead, the rezoning and master plan of three parcels totaling 277 acres, will create a destination neighborhood including 600-800 single-family homes, a commercial area, and a mixed-use town center. As part of this comprehensive plan, Anthology of Charlottesville is a new four-story, 175,683 square foot independent, assisted living, and memory care facility, providing diverse and high-quality housing options for city residents.
Anthology of Charlottesville helps set a new precedent for senior living, with programming that exceeds the industry’s emerging wellness model with its highly visible location, walkability, proximity to retail, and overall integration into the community. The design is hospitality-based, with a focus on choice. The 20,000 square feet of shared upscale amenity spaces for 139 independent and assisted living units include a cafe/bistro, distinctive dining venues, high-tech resident lounge, library, theater, pub and game room, fitness space, indoor pool, golf simulator, grab-and-go cafe, and crafts room. The design adheres to eco-friendly principles while creating an atmosphere that has ample indoor-outdoor spaces, access to a large courtyard, gardens and walking trails, and abundant natural light.
Forty memory care units with dedicated amenities, including a dining room and resident lounge, are configured around an intimately scaled secondary courtyard with a circular walking path and resting areas. This supportive neighborhood setting facilitates high quality person-centric care by minimizing overstimulation, providing ample daylight, and creating an intuitive layout with visual cues and landmarks for wayfinding and orientation. Clear sight lines to clinical stations and help desks enhance safety, while a mix of active engagement and quiet spaces initiate involvement and support the desire for mobility and autonomy.