Edifice, Inc. works on $95 million Matthews retirement community expansion

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Plantation Estates and parent company ACTS Retirement-Life Communities have broken ground on a $95 million expansion that will more than double its current size. The existing 575,000-sq. ft. continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on 57 acres in Matthews, NC,  currently has 360 individual living units plus assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities.

This multi-phase expansion will bring an additional 875,000-sq. ft. on 45 new acres. Edifice, Inc. is the general contractor.

The first phase will include the construction of 20 one-story villas and 126 newly designed independent living apartment residences. A two-story clubhouse including fitness and aquatic center will be built as well as multiple dining venues and a large auditorium for multi-function use. A new entrance will connect the two facilities.

The second phase will bring a 100-bed skilled-nursing-care center on the current campus. The existing skilled-nursing-care facility will be converted into additional assisted-living units.

“Edifice has enjoyed a long relationship with ACTS and is honored to once again provide construction services to Plantation Estates,” said Edifice business development director Wiley Brown. “Beginning with the first phase, we will provide complete site development and construction of five (5) 18-unit independent living apartment residences.”

Edifice’s past experience in this community includes the construction of 17 independent living apartments, a state-of-the-art 56,000-square foot wellness center, and renovations and upgrades to the existing dining facility.

Bluewater Design of Charlotte is providing architectural design services.

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