February 11, 2009 09:30 ET

Luma Tops Off Tower One

Phase One Construction of Mexico's First Active Adult Beachfront Community Reaches Major Milestone

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Luma, the first full-ownership, active adult beachfront community in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, today announced the topping off of Tower One.

The topping off signifies the completion of structural work on the first of Luma's seven 10-story towers. Just 14 months after breaking ground, Tower One is scheduled to be completed and ready this fall for Luma's first homeowners.

Located on the beach of the Bay of Banderas in Nuevo Vallarta and 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta Airport, Luma will be a resort-living community offering 264 beachfront homes for those 50 years old and over. Mexico, with its weather, culture and value, continues to be ranked as the number-one place to retire by International Living Magazine.

Luma is being developed through a partnership between two established companies known for high-end product: U.S.-based Front Porch Active Adult Communities and Mexico-based Grupo Krone. Luma meets the highest construction standards, comparable to top-rated buildings in the U.S. A live webcam on Luma's site offers a front-row seat to the final construction stages of Tower One and progress on Tower Two, already under way.

Bill Jennings, president of the Burbank-based Front Porch Active Adult Communities, commented, "This is our first of many construction milestones at Luma. We have a highly talented group of partners assembled to create a new, high-quality community specifically designed for active adults. It will be exciting to see Luma's first residents move in to the community in just a few months."

Construction workers signified the milestone by signing their names on the final steel beam before it was put into place as part of the topping off celebrations.

When completed, Luma's Tower One will showcase bold contemporary Mexican architecture and feature sweeping ocean and mountain views. Each beachfront condo has an open concept floor plan with a foyer, living room with a natural stone wall, dining area, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and wrap-around terraces.

Luma will be a vibrant community for mature, sophisticated residents. It will feature a saltwater infinity pool, meditation gardens, art gallery, enrichment classrooms, fitness and wellbeing center, amphitheatre, sports lounge, oceanfront dining, Internet café, Personal Lifestyle Concierge Program, and much more. Luma's location, within the master-planned resort community of Paradise Village, provides residents with privileged access to a challenging 18-hole golf course, sports club, spas, restaurants and bars, and nearby shopping.

Pricing on remaining condos ranges from USD $500,000 to $2 million on floor plans ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. For more information, call the Luma sales team toll-free at 1-866-554-LUMA (866-554-5862) from the U.S. and Canada or 01-800-123-LUMA from within Mexico; go to; or visit the sales studio and model home.

Front Porch Active Adult Communities, LLC, is a Burbank, Calif.-based company dedicated to enhancing the lives and lifestyles of active adults by offering resort-style communities with a broad range of amenities and services that 'celebrate the art of the individual.'

Grupo Krone is a housing and land development company with 21 years of experience and a diverse portfolio of award-winning developments throughout Mexico and the U.S.

As partners, Front Porch Active Adult Communities and Grupo Krone believe in the importance of developing communities that are economically sound, environmentally responsible and supportive of a community spirit.

Editor's note: Photos, renderings of the property and model home, as well as a sidebar on buying property in Mexico are available upon request.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Kate Rapson
    Graham & Associates
    Email Contact
    (415) 986-7212