The Encore Centre will be a three-story, 45,000 square-foot addition that features 28 apartments, including five garden terrace apartments on the top floor.
The $8.5 million addition also will include an indoor exercise and therapy pool, movie theater, café, beauty salon and spa therapy area.
The garden terrace suites – the addition’s crowning feature – offer gracious apartments on the third floor, with panoramic views of the Wilmore countryside.
The addition will include one, two and three-bedroom apartments and will expand Wesley Village’s capacity from 152 residents to nearly 200.
Such expansion came at the right time, according to Director of Marketing Susan Blankenship.
“We believe there is a demand for this,” she said. “And the Baby Boomers are going to want as many choices as possible.”
The name chosen for the building was also appropriate, said Glenda Creech, President and CEO of Wesley Village.
“We call it our Encore Centre because our residents have all lived lives worthy of an encore,” she said.
The building will be completed by 2014 and will connect the Community Center to Hager Manor.
Apartments will be available for sale and rent.
Recently, Wesley Village added a porte cochere – a spacious covered patio – to the Community Center.
This addition will shield residents and visitors from the weather when entering the Community Center.
The Community Center, opened in 2005, includes an elegant dining room, a performing arts room, library, art gallery and exercise rooms.
“We’re always cutting edge and the Encore Centre is a new adventure for us,” Blankenship said.
“We are celebrating life on centre stage and it’s time for us to have an encore.”