New retirement community planned
CENTREVILLE — Edenton Retirement Community is excited to announce it will be opening a new residential rental community in Centreville, in the fall of 2018.
The new facility will include a 60-unit assisted living and memory care facility, with plans for a future expansion that could include independent living apartments for 55+ residents, or additional assisted living space depending on the community’s need.
Edenton’s Centreville location will provide assisted living licensed nursing care, meals, activities, transportation and more for residents in Queen Anne’s County. Plans are also in place to include a civic center for local community members to use for groups, meetings or other gatherings.
“We have been actively looking for our next expansion opportunity, and this new community in Centreville is just the right fit,” said RaeAnn Butler, president/ administrator of Edenton Retirement Community. “Both the Centreville community leaders and Edenton’s directors want this project to move forward. That partnership is what will help make it successful.”
The need for an assisted living facility was determined in the town of Centreville’s Economic Development Plan in September 2015. The plan outlines the needs of the community and states that Centreville has a high population of retirement-age individuals, showing a need for a retirement community. Additionally, a study prepared by Real Property Research Group found that the town of Centreville could comfortably support the development of a private pay assisted living community. The new facility will also bring much-needed jobs to the area.
“The economic development plan adopted by the town recognizes continuing care living and medical services as a way to create jobs in the town,” said Kathy Magruder, Centreville Economic Development Authority chairman. “This project is a complement to the community’s demographic and will enable residents to age in place in our community, near friends and family, when they most need assistance.”
Edenton has also been working closely with the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce to meet the needs of the business community. Chamber President Linda Friday said the Chamber is excited to have a business with such a superior reputation in this industry join the community and that she’s looking forward to the jobs and partnerships that Edenton will bring to the county.
A contract to purchase six acres of land within the Centreville Business Park has been executed. The AND Company of Greencastle, PA, will take on the design of the facility.
“AND Company is beyond excited to lead the collaborative architectural and engineering design efforts for Edenton’s Centreville location,” said Todd Harshman of AND Company. “We understand that breaking ground to establish a new facility is no small feat, but we welcome this unique challenge and look forward to the results of our combined passion—an impeccable neighborhood for Edenton at Centreville residents.”
The Planning Commission for the town of Centreville has yet to approve the facility; a preliminary plan is expected to be reviewed at the March 15 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Building.
Originally established in Frederick in 1989, Edenton is a unique residential rental community for older adults who want to remain as independent as possible, as well as those who may require some help with daily living. Edenton offers a variety of settings depending on the residents’ individual needs, including independent living, assisted living and dementia care assisted living. For more information, visit www.edentoncentreville. com.
Edenton’s proposed Centreville location will provide assisted living licensed nursing care, meals, activities, transportation and more. CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC