Building its senior living portfolio, Western States Lodging broke ground recently on its third community in the Phoenix metropolitan area with Legacy Village of Salt River, located at Pima Center.

“Senior living communities today have so much to offer” said Cole Smith of Western States Lodging and Management. “We’re not only accommodating the needs of couples who maintain an active independent lifestyle, but also providing assistance for residents who may need dementia-related care. Our mission at Western States has always been to provide both amenities and services that exceed our customer’s expectations. We do that by truly listening to what our customers want. This project, Legacy Village of Salt River—it’s mission accomplished

Located within Pima Center at the Loop 101 between Via de Ventura and Pima/90th Street, Legacy Village of Salt River will offer 216 units in two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio floor plans. The larger units will have full kitchens and laundry rooms with balconies and/or porches, and the memory care units will be in a secured, private area of the community.

The community is being built by hardison/downey construction, inc., which also built Legacy House of Avondale. Both communities were designed by Salt Lake City-based Beecher Walker Architects. The community is anticipated to open in early 2019.

Legacy Village is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, yet accessible to all areas of metro Phoenix with its convenient location right off of the Loop 101. Healthcare providers including Honor Health and Mayo Clinic facilities are just minutes away, with easy access to other destinations in Mesa and Tempe. Honor Health’s physical rehabilitation hospital is situated within the Pima Center campus, providing convenience to Legacy Village of Salt River residents who are in need of post-hospitalization recuperation services. The Pima Center site was also selected because of its proximity to entertainment amenities for future residents such as the Odysea in the Desert Aquarium, Butterfly Pavilion, Talking Stick Resort and Salt River Fields. The community is nestled in an area with incredible desert vistas and recreational amenities.

Legacy Village of Salt River will feature the most comprehensive resident care and comfort elements offered in the assisted living industry. Plans call for three internal courtyards that serve as hubs of activity and outdoor socializing, two dining rooms and bistros, a full beauty salon, theater, game rooms, craft rooms, meeting space and a swimming pool. The community will offer shuttle service and town car transportation to entertainment, shopping and personal destinations.

Development partners include The Boyer Group and the Colmena Group. Project financing is by Zions Bank.

Western States was founded in 1996 and focuses its efforts on developing and operating hotels and senior communities with a Personal Touch Culture that strives to make heart-to-heart connections with guests and residents, personalizing services by knowing residents through sincere listening, caring service and attention to personal details. The company’s portfolio includes hotels, senior apartments and senior communities in Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Hawaii,

Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. In addition to Legacy House of Avondale, the company operates Legacy Retirement Residence in Mesa.