Watercrest Port St. Lucie – New Assisted Living and Memory Support
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Client – Watercrest Senior Living Group
Watercrest brought their renowned upscale yet affordable Assisted Living and Memory Support model to Port St. Lucie Florida. Due to the unique features of the site the usual Watercrest prototype was turned inside out to take full advantage of the lake views to the east and turn as many amenities and resident apartment views away from a big box retail store across the street.
AL amenities are located in a 1 story clubhouse building and include two dining venues, exhibition cooking, private dining, community room with activity kitchen, a flexible bar/coffee shop venue, living room, arts studio, screened-in porches, salon, massage and fitness. AL apartments are located in two 3-story wings and include independent living like features such as washer/dryer appliances in the room and walk-in closets. The two AL wings wrap around two resident courtyards, one of which includes an outdoor pool. The living room and bar/coffee shop venue both enjoy lake views with an outdoor seating area and trellis shade structure.
Memory Support is located in a 1 story residential household with a contiguous ambulation loop to encourage resident exercise and exploration. The household contains a residentially scaled and detailed dining room, living room, country kitchen and a flexible room centered on an Its Never Too Late multi-media system. Corridors provide more than just circulation. They also encourage stimulation and exploration with the inclusion of Life Skills Stations and “Shop Windows.” The secure sensory garden is open to all memory support residents with a contiguous loop (no dead ends) and multiple areas for seating and shade.
Architect: D2 Architecture
Interior Design: IDA
Food Services Design: Corsi & Associates
MEP and Structural: TRC Worldwide Engineering
Civil: MBV Engineering
Landscape Architecture: Lucido & Associates
General Contractor: Walker Construction
Site Area: 5.3 acres
New square footage: 197,600 sf
AL apartments: 102
Memory Support apartments: 26