By Monica McAfee, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

The ambitious multi-year Master Vision Plan is on schedule for John Knox Village and the two projects currently under construction continue the transformational work taking place within our 70-acre botanic campus.

A Spring 2020 grand opening is predicted for our $3.9 million Welcome and Innovation Center, which will include offices for the Sales, Marketing and Innovation Teams, along with Discovery Rooms in which prospective new residents can learn more about JKV. There will also be conference rooms and a nearly 2,500-square-foot open-air space for Village meetings, events and gatherings for the greater community.

Aquatic Complex Now Underway

The new Aquatic Complex is now under construction. When completed the complex will feature a walk-in zero-entry resort style pool, a four-lane 25-meter-long lap pool, 60-seat indoor restaurant, an open-air sports bar and grille, two each pickleball and bocce ball courts, a Jacuzzi and fire pit.

The next Master Vision Plan puzzle piece coming out of the ground is the $7.6 million Aquatic Complex, which is replacing the small pool and gathering area with a resort style pool, a four-lane 25-meter-long lap pool, 60-seat indoor restaurant, an open-air sports bar, The Tropics Grille and gathering area and two each Pickleball and Bocce ball courts, a Jacuzzi and fire pit.

“There are a lot of moving components to both of these projects, but they are fun ones to work on,” JKV Director of Operations Thom Price, said. “Once they’re completed, we will have a completely new set of amenities added to the Village. They will provide great enhancements for our current residents and help keep us as leaders in the industry.”

Behind-the-scenes work is currently taking place on the grandest plan ever for our $100-million-plus Westlake at John Knox Village project, including the 15-story residential tower The Vue along with the 10-story The Terrace building.

Here is a view of the campus looking west, with the two constructed Westlake apartment buildings—The Vue and The Terrace.

This rendering illustrates the Westlake Pavilion and common areas of the $100 million-plus expansion project.

North-facing Cassels Tower residents, who currently have views of the Dining Room’s air conditioning and other rooftop equipment, will be able to enjoy expanded water views.

Deposits Now Being Accepted

Priority deposits are being taken as folks get in the queue for one of the 150 new Independent Living apartment homes, during informational Priority Deposit presentations held several times a month, either at JKV or select venues in Broward County.

As a Priority Depositor, you will also be invited to exclusive on-campus special events—only held for Priority Depositors—as well as be among the first people to receive project updates.

Spacious Westlake Apartment Homes

The new Westlake homes will boast 1,277 to 2,364 square feet of light-filled living throughout the spacious open floor plans. A number of homes will have access to private gardens, along with towering floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies.

Westlake construction is anticipated to begin early Summer 2021, with move-ins starting in Spring 2023. This timeline could be accelerated if Priority Deposit goals are met sooner than scheduled.

As JKV’s newest residents, Westlakers will also enjoy choosing and customizing their new homes from a selection of one and two-bedroom floor plans, many with dens, and all thoughtfully designed for the entertaining of friends and family. Two penthouses are also in the unit mix.

Everyone at JKV will enjoy enhanced water views as the entire community undergoes a huge expansion of its current lakes system. Additional amenities in Westlake will include covered parking, as well as first-floor common space offerings ranging from a Bistro-like restaurant and mini-theatre as well as a Sacred Space, to art studio, business offices and a Sacred Space.

The Westlake Pavilion will rise at the northwestern corner of the project, with its 400-seat multi-purpose performing arts center, terrace and outdoor dining and much more.

Get The Security Of A Life-Plan

Through all the changes, one constant remains for “our” residents and that is the peace of mind that comes from living in a Life Plan Retirement Community with its all-inclusive comprehensive long-term care life plan heath care continuum, along with a full-range of lifestyle opportunities to enjoy Where Possibility Plays.

To learn more visit, or call (954) 783-4040.

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