SOURCE: Asbury Place - Maryville

Asbury Place - Maryville

September 21, 2010 06:00 ET

Asbury Place Maryville Breaks Ground on St. Clair Apartments

MARYVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Asbury, Inc. announced that it will break ground on its St. Clair Apartments project at Asbury Place Maryville today. The groundbreaking will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Asbury Place Maryville campus, 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville, TN. The ceremony will include local officials and staff. Staff members who have been with Asbury for twenty or more years will also be honored. The public is invited.

With an estimated construction cost of $6 million, St. Clair Apartments at Asbury Place includes 48 new residential apartment homes, a new Wellness Center and Dining Room, and renovations to the existing Clubhouse.

The apartments will range in size from 900 to more than 1700 square feet, and residents have a choice of 1, 2 or 3-bedroom floor plans with walk-in closets, full kitchens, telephone, internet and cable hookups, built-in garbage disposals, dishwashers, washers and dryers and central heating and air. Other features include choice of interior colors, window treatments, skylights on upper floors, pocket doors, tray ceilings, optional fireplaces, smoke detection and sprinklers, screened porches, elevators, and under building garages with automatic door openers.

The groundbreaking is a milestone in making true enhancements to the retirement lifestyle at Asbury. Bistro-style and private dining, a brand-new Wellness Center, and fitness classes combine to make tangible Asbury's vision of a person-centered approach to overall wellness.

"St. Clair is a direct response to what people fifty-five and better are looking for in residences at a community. Residences are becoming more personalized and customized, and they have accents and finishes that rival other new home construction. Senior living communities are upgrading their wellness centers in response to more residents focusing on fitness and a dedication to staying healthy longer. Restaurant-style and quality dining is also now the norm, including having an executive chef, fresh ingredients and more menu choices," said Joy Evans, The Asbury Group's Regional Director of Marketing.

Tesa Brown, Asbury Place Maryville Executive Director, added, "This is a much-anticipated day for Asbury Place Maryville. Residents at St. Clair will have an active lifestyle, a better lifestyle, and it's exciting to see all the planning become reality. Asbury Place Maryville has a full continuum of on-site care, and St. Clair is now a significant part of that."

Joseph Construction of Knoxville is the construction consultant and anticipates as many as 125 workers will be employed for the project.

Reservations are now being accepted for the apartments, and a welcome center on the Asbury campus provides further information. For a limited time, those who reserve a new apartment home receive Charter Member benefits, including the best selection of residential living style and location, preferential pricing, and invitations to special Members-only events.

About Asbury, Inc.
Founded in 1956, Asbury, Inc. manages a network of not-for-profit retirement communities and health care centers for individuals fifty-five or better in Maryville, Kingsport, and Johnson City, Tennessee. For more information, please visit http://www.AsburyPlaceExpansion.com or call (865) 238-8304.

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