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A conceptual rendering of the Beach House assisted living facility that will open in Naples in December. A facility with the same concept will begin construction in Wesley Chapel early next year.

While the Legacy at Highwoods Preserve (off Highwoods Preserve Pkwy. in New Tampa) recently opened as the area’s first assisted living facility, it won’t be the only one in our area for long, as work will begin on a future assisted living facility on S.R. 56 in Wesley Chapel early next year.

With a location open in Jacksonville and another set to open in Naples in December, Wesley Chapel will become the third location for Beach House Senior Living, a new concept by Dallas, TX-based Prevarian Senior Living. The facility will be located on 4.1 acres immediately to the east of North Tampa Behavioral Health on S.R. 56.

According to plans filed with Pasco County, once complete, the two-story Beach House will consist of 99 units, with 67 for assisted living and 32 secure units for memory care patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Prevarian partner Allan Brown says that Wesley Chapel was an obvious choice for the concept.

“While doing our due diligence and looking at Tampa, we identified Wesley Chapel as an ideal market,” Brown says. “There’s next to no competition in the area and we like the growth in Wiregrass Ranch. It is quickly filling up.”

Brown says that Prevarian worked directly with the Porter family, which owns Wiregrass Ranch, to secure the site. He adds that he expects all of the approvals from Pasco to be complete by the fall and construction to get under way early in 2016.

The facility will have a “coastal” feel to it, Brown explains, and will feature a large interior courtyard, lush landscaping, walking paths, bocce ball courts, putting greens and more.

“It will be a nice place to be outside,” Brown says. “It’ll also have a large covered patio.”

Brown explains that the Beach House concept was first developed in Jacksonville and brought down to Naples because both are close to the beach. Brown says the Wesley Chapel location will be keeping the concept’s theme consistent across the state, despite the fact our area is about an hour from the closest beach.

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