February 16, 2024

New phase of $500M Goochland retirement development opens, with another underway

Written by: Jack Jacobs

Original Publication: Richmond Bizsense

The buildout of Avery Point in Goochland County continues, as the retirement community recently opened its Boynton Place apartment building (shown here) and prepares to open more apartments this summer. (Courtesy Erickson Senior Living)

A massive retirement-home development in Goochland County continues to fill out, as it opened dozens of new units last month and has dozens more underway.
Avery Point, which at completion will span up to 1,400 residential units on a 94-acre campus in West Creek, expects to open a 103-unit apartment building called Wilton Crossing this summer.
Those upcoming independent living units follow the completion of the 92-unit Boynton Place building, which opened to residents in January.
Those two phases will bring Avery Point’s completed unit count to 525, according to Petra Shaw, a spokeswoman for developer and owner Erickson Senior Living.
Construction on the estimated $500 million complex started in 2019. The first phase was completed in 2022, and brought with it 216 independent living apartments. The development currently has 575 residents and 160 employees, Shaw said.
The combined 195 units in the two newest phases feature one- and two-bedroom layouts and either a patio, balcony or screened porch.
Boynton Place features a billiards room and arts studio. The upcoming Wilton Crossing building will introduce a woodshop and reading room to the campus. The development also features other amenities.
In January, Avery Point opened The Fireside, its third in-house dining venue. The Fireside is a full-service, casual restaurant that serves menu items like meatloaf, ribs and jambalaya.
The development’s other two restaurants are casual self-service eatery The Creek Cafe and fine-dining restaurant The Point Restaurant.
Avery Point is cleared to build up to 1,160 independent-living units and 240 continuing care apartments at 12000 Avery Point Way. Should it be built out to the limit of county approvals, the development is expected to have 500 employees.
Avery Point’s monthly service package, which includes utilities, meal plans, home repairs and other services, range from $2,450 to $4,159, according to the development’s website.
Maryland-based Erickson operates 25 retirement communities, primarily in the mid-Atlantic but also in other states like Texas and Florida, per its website. Its Virginia footprint also includes developments in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.
Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor on the Avery Point project. Moseley Architects was tapped to design the development.

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