A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday on the northeast corner of the Justin-Siena High School campus for a senior housing development with 173 apartments.
The project, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2020, is a “win-win,” Napa Mayor Jill Techel said. The project will provide the community with needed housing, with the high school receiving revenue for tuition assistance.
Justin-Siena is partnering with Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm headquartered in Excelsior, Minnesota, to build the complex, which will be operated by Watermark Retirement Communities.
The Watermark at Napa Valley, a 195,000-square-foot project, will be located on nearly 6 acres of the Justin-Siena campus fronting on Solano Avenue. The community will feature contemporary California design and architecture, with influences of the rustic French farmhouse style. The community will offer 151 independent and assisted living apartments, as well as 22 residences specially designed for those who can benefit from a secure, residential-styled environment with cutting-edge memory care programming.
Floor plans range from studio suites to two-bedroom residences.
The campus, filled throughout with lush gardens and courtyards, will feature common area amenities including a theater, chapel, library, club rooms and a full-service spa. A wellness center, with indoor and outdoor spaces, will offer a variety of wellness, movement and exercise classes.
Residents will enjoy several dining venues, including a formal dining room with floor-to-ceiling sliding windows, a bistro, a wine bar and a coffee bar. Residents and their guests will enjoy chef-prepared, award-winning recipes by Rebecca Katz of Healing Kitchens.
The project’s general contractor is Deacon Construction, the civil engineer is RSA and architect is SmithGroup JJR.
The building will be operated by Watermark Retirement Communities, which operates over 50 senior housing communities nationwide.
For more information: www.justin-siena.org/page/about/senior-housing-project