One Buckhead senior living community has embarked on an expansion project that will increase its size by just over 11% in terms of residences.

Lenbrook broke ground Oct. 2 on a $115 million, five-story development, which will be called Kingsboro at Lenbrook. Scheduled to open in 2022, it will offer residents 62 and over 53 new homes which will offer more diverse living options, safer access to Peachtree Road, skyline views and other amenities.

According to Allison Booker Collier, director of sales and marketing for Lenbrook, there were several reasons for the expansion project, which will offer residences a variety of sizes, from 1,700 to 3,100 square feet with 19 different floor plans from which to choose.

“We had a demand for larger residences, ranging from a one-bedroom size to penthouse size,” she said. “In addition, we wanted to acquire the land around the residences so that someone else could not purchase that land and do what they wanted to with it, which would possibly spoil the views from our residences that residents so much enjoy.”

The development is on a four-acre parcel located adjacent to Lenbrook’s existing campus, which has been open for more than 35 years.

Kingsboro at Lenbrook will add independent residences, which will be called Flats and Villas.

“We are delighted, but not surprised, by the strong advance interest in our elegant, spacious new homes, and are eager to start construction,” Lenbrook President and CEO Chris Keysor said in the news release.

Jim Durrett, executive director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, said in the release this high-end construction project “is another sign of Buckhead’s vitality, and we celebrate Lenbrook’s decision to add well-designed luxury home options for elegant senior living,”

“Kingsboro at Lenbrook positively impacts the Lenbrook residents as well as the Buckhead community. It ... preserves the look and feel of the surrounding neighborhood,” Durrett said.

Residents of the new expansion will be able to enjoy all of Lenbrook’s services and amenities, including five distinct dining venues as well as a full continuum of on-site healthcare services.

The expansion will have an enclosed, climate-controlled connector as well as an on-demand shuttle service between Kingsboro at Lenbrook and the main campus, the release stated. This expansion will bring Lenbrook’s total number of residences to 479, and will include independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing amenities.

“The price range for these residences would be between $220,000 (and) $1.8 million,” Collier said. “There is something unique about Lenbrook as it is a not-for-profit senior living facility.”

She explained this means when residents pay the one-time payment for one of its residences, more than 90% of it is guaranteed to be refunded whether that resident moves out or dies.

Keysor said the expansion is based on what residents said they wanted “to round out this community and make it what our residents expected.”

“This led us to develop four goals for this development, those being to provide residents safe access onto Peachtree (Road), to create more diversified living options, develop more new, unique amenities and protect our most valued asset here at Lenbrook, the views residents have from their residences,” he said.

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