One Is A Welcoming Project, The Other Is All Wet

By: Rob Seitz, Contributor

Even with restrictive COVID-19-related preventive measures imposed on construction workers, John Knox Village’s ambitious multi-year Master Vision Plan remains on schedule and two projects continue the transformational work taking place within its 70-acre Pompano Beach campus.

Contractors working on JKV’s Welcome & Innovation Center and Aquatic Complex are screened upon entry to the campus, then remain on their respective construction sites—away from JKV residents and staff—for the entire day.

“The safety and well-being of our residents and staff is John Knox Village’s number one priority,” said Monica McAfee, John Knox Village Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer. “These restrictions protect our community, while we continue progressing on these two very important projects.”

John Knox Village construction

The Welcome and Innovation Center design (above) and construction progress (below).

John Knox Village construction

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

The Aquatic Complex design (top of page) and construction progress (below).

John Knox Village construction

The next Master Vision Plan puzzle piece coming up out of the ground is the $7.6 million Aquatic Complex, which is replacing a 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 and grille, two each pickleball and bocce ball courts, a Jacuzzi and fire pit. An autumn grand opening pool party is anticipated.

“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 told The Gazette. “Once they’re completed, we will have a completely new set of amenities added to our campus. 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 South Florida’s premier Life-Plan Continuing Care Retirement Community—its $100-million-plus Westlake at John Knox Village project.

John Knox Village Westlake rendering

Priority deposits are being taken as folks get in the queue for one of the 150 new independent living apartment homes. For more information about this exciting expansion, visit or call the JKV Sales and Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040.

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.

As JKV’s newest residents, Westlakers—as they will affectionately be known—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.

All JKV residents will enjoy enhanced water views as the entire Village 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, to art studio, business offices and a Sacred Space.

The Westlake Pavilion will rise at the northwestern corner of the project, with its 300-plus seat multi-purpose performing arts center, terrace and outdoor dining and much more.

Through all the changes, one constant remains for 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 insurance policy.

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

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