Interior work continues at The Residence at Bedford at 240 South Road., as the rental apartments for seniors target a June opening.
“The building looks finished, but there’s tons of stuff going on inside,” said Ted Doyle, vice president of marketing and communication for the owner, LCB Senior Living.
Plans call for 92 apartments: 66 independent living and assisted living, and 26 in the memory care unit.
There will be studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments, and the complex will feature a full-time restaurant as well as an array of services and amenities.
Individual apartments are framed and “in various stages of construction,” Doyle said, with activity ranging from electrical and plumbing to drywall installation and carpeting.
The new complex has a director of sales, and prospective residents are already submitting deposits that are refundable, Doyle said.
Arzu LeBlanc, an industry veteran who has been executive director of The Residence at Bedford since August, pointed out that residents in independent living who subsequently require assistance will remain in the same unit. “We believe in one common culture,” she said.
Rentals begin at $6,300 a month for a studio apartment, including all meals. LeBlanc said there are several variables influencing the full pricing schedule, and suggested she be reached for details at 781-226-2002 or [email protected].
Doyle expects the Residence to generate 80 full and part-time jobs, “all over the spectrum” – finance, food service, maintenance, activity leading. Hiring is likely to begin in about three months.
He defined the location as “perfect” for an assisted living complex.
“You want to build in an area where it feels like someone’s home,” he said, adding, “But it’s right around the corner from downtown.”
The site is contiguous to the Minuteman Bikeway.