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Luxury senior community coming to Mesa

Posted at 5:17 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 09:46:03-04

MESA — A new one-of-a-kind luxury senior community coming to Mesa wants seniors to "Age in Place."

The community, called Grande Vita, is being built at Crismon Road and Hampton Avenue.

Leaders are calling the $300 million project a BioCity Campus. Grande Vita will be a campus-style space where seniors can have a lavish life and also have access to state-of-the-art medical services.

The 20-acre community will include a 12-story independent living condo tower, assisted living, memory care, hospice and a Residence Inn by Marriott for guests.

COO of BioCity Enterprises Kelly Copeland says the company will operate 15 businesses, including 10 restaurants.

The high-end resort-style design will have reflecting pools, green roofs and pedestrian bridges. Copeland says the community will house 400 people and create 500 jobs, most in the medical field.

Copeland says they want to re-invent the way people retire and make the process easier for seniors. He says instead of isolating them or moving them around in order to receive care, Copeland says Grande Vita will provide everything they need in one place.

"All the services that you'd ever need, you can always stay in your condo and never ever leave because we would supply you as your acuity levels decrease or increase--we can supply those needs," said Copeland.

Copeland says they'll provide all services except hospital services. He says they don't an exact figure yet, but it will most likely cost seniors between $8,000 and $12,000 a month, depending on the services needed.

Grande Vita is projected to be completed in 2022.