Senior Care Demand Edges Ahead of Construction
WALNUT CREEK, CA—With housing demands at the breaking point in the Bay Area for both affordable and empty nesters, one project is nearly sold out before construction begins. Some 80% of the units at Viamonte at Walnut Creek are already sold. And nearly 80% of the future homeowners are 680 Corridor residents, demonstrating the acute demand for this type of quality senior community in the East Bay.
Construction will finally begin this month at the corner of Shadelands and North Via Monte, along the northwestern edge of The Orchards mixed-use development. The development will include 174 one-, two- and two-plus den units.
“The 80% pre-sale is due to pent-up demand for high-quality modern senior living in the East Bay Area, coupled with a desire for a life care option,” Marcus Young of Viamonte of Walnut Creek, tells GlobeSt.com.
When it opens in 2020, Viamonte will be the first continuing care retirement community in Contra Costa County. The new community will offer all the amenities and conveniences of a resort with the comfort of a contemporary home and the availability of higher levels of care to ensure residents can age in place.
The grounds will include a bocce court, pool and spa, outdoor fireside lounge, art studio, restaurant and bistro bar with alfresco dining. Transportation will be made easy with EV charging stations for residents with electric vehicles, along with shuttle services to doctors’ appointments and other destinations in the area.
If Viamonte residents require higher levels of care in the future, including assisted living and/or memory care, those services can be provided within each apartment home or within a portion of the community designed specifically with those needs in mind. Most of the future Viamonte residents are locals who have selected Viamonte partly because they want to remain in the area without the stress and upkeep of maintaining current residences.
Viamonte is a project by the Bay Area nonprofit senior housing and services operator Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held next week at the Walnut Creek Historical Society, Shadelands Ranch Museum, located at 2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Originally appeared in GlobeSt