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Charlotte Business Journal: Upscale senior-living center planned for Fort Mill

By  –  Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal

A Mississippi company is planning its second upscale senior-living center in the Charlotte area with the addition of an 88,000-square-foot facility in Baxter Village in Fort Mill.

The Blake at Baxter Village breaks ground in early 2018 with completion planned for spring 2019.

Cardinal Ventures of Ridgeland, Miss., plans to open its first residential center for seniors in the area in Indian Land later this year. Both centers are expected to cost about $15 million.

The typical Blake development consists of 100 units, according to the publication The SeniorCare Investor. Developer Cardinal Ventures didn’t disclose the budget for building The Blake at Baxter Village or how many units the project would contain.

The Blake at Baxter Village will combine assisted-living and memory-care units along with three-bedroom, independent-living townhouses for residents. The facility will be built on Sixth Baxter Crossing near Sutton Road, inside the master-planned community.

Harrison Young, developer of the community for Cardinal Ventures, says the attraction of Baxter Village and Fort Mill helped the company decide to build in York County.

“The rapid population growth in Fort Mill and York County has spurred significant residential and commercial development,” he says.

The Blake communities offer a high level of service to residents, including meals prepared by trained chefs and registered-nurse staffing 24/7.

Jeremy Cole, CEO of Blake Management, says the company often asks if services and facilities at the communities are “good enough for my mother.”

 “Our leaders have broad experience in both senior living and the hospitality industries and we have designed amenities with this worry-free resort model in mind,” Cole says.

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Phil Benjamson, Blake Management COO, says the idea is to make residents comfortable in the communities.

“Our philosophy is simple; from our friendly concierge to the interaction between our associates and residents, we take pride in delivering a feeling of community and joy,” he says.

Blake Management Group operates Blake communities in seven southeastern states, including South Carolina.

Cardinal Ventures began construction of The Blake at Edgewater in 2016.

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