Work On Aquatic Complex, Westlake Pavilion, Enhanced Waterways Continues

By Rob Seitz, Contributor

The steel sheet pilings to provide permanent retaining walls (highlighted in red above) for the expanded waterway system throughout John Knox Village have been driven into the ground.

Foundation and footing work for the new 400+ seat Westlake Pavilion are being put in place.

Final permitting and sundry other approvals should be given and the hard work of having serious fun will take shape at the new Aquatic Complex this month.

It is only January, yet progress and accomplishments at South Florida’s premier Life-Plan Retirement Community march steadily on.

“It’s nice to begin 2021 with our latest wonderful set of amenities for our residents—current and new—at our Aquatic Complex,” JKV Director of Plant Operations Thom Price said.

Aquatic Complex Nearing Completion

Located just west of the Village Centre, the $6.9 million Aquatic Complex project replaces a small pool and gathering area with a resort-style pool, a four-lane 75-foot-long lap pool, a 60-seat dining venue called the Glades Grill, two each Pickleball and bocce ball courts, a Jacuzzi, fire pit and an open-air sports bar called Stryker’s Poolside Sports Pub, thanks, in part, from a generous contribution to the project by JKV President & CEO Gerry Stryker.

Westlake at John Knox Village is under construction and is making good progress.

The Glades Grill, located adjacent to the new Aquatic Complex, is in its final phase of construction.

Contracted with Ft. Lauderdale-headquartered Moss Construction, the 37,117 square-foot Westlake Pavilion project will consist of the first-level Pavilion, including the aforementioned Performing Arts Center with pre- and post-event gallery space. There will be indoor and lakeside dining venues—The Pearl and Seaglass restaurants—along with the Nautilus Bar in between the two.

The Pavilion will also include a lakefront promenade and gathering spaces.

Moss Construction At Work

Westlake at John Knox Village is under construction and is making good progress.

Photo above shows the installation of the retaining walls for the redesigned waterway system.

“We’re thrilled that John Knox Village, an internationally award-winning Life-Plan Retirement Community on 70 acres in Pompano Beach, has chosen us to complete this incredible senior living project that’s been designed with so many wonderful amenities,” said Andrew McAllister, co-president of Moss Construction’s South Florida region. “Once again we’re pleased to be adding to the fabric of South Florida with a luxury project that will serve the senior community for years to come.”

Priority Deposits Now Being Taken

While work remains on schedule for a first-quarter 2022 opening of Westlake Pavilion and all its amenities, priority deposits are now being taken as folks get in the queue for one of the 150 new Independent Living apartment homes in The Vue and Terrace buildings.

A fully refundable $100 Priority Deposit secures your place in line for selecting your favorite floor plan, location and new home.

For more information, call the Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040 or visit

This second phase of Westlake is anticipated to start in the first quarter 2022. The 471,396 square-foot project will include The Vue and Terrace, two podium-style towers with 150 independent living residences, a 153-spot parking garage, with The French Press Bakery, Coffee and Wine Bar, the Westlake Eatery, high-tech projection theater, technology hub, business center, fitness studio, work spaces, art studio, a Sacred space, club room, new resident lounges, a virtual reality studio, garden and outdoor lakeside seating and gathering spots.

Spacious Apartment Living

The new Westlake at John Knox Village apartment 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, balconies and water views.

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

Additional amenities 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 office and a Sacred Space.

Through all the changes, one constant remains true for all JKV residents and that is the peace of mind that each enjoys from living in a Life-Plan Retirement Community with its all-inclusive comprehensive long-term care insurance policy.

To learn more, visit our main website or, or simply call our friendly marketing team today at (954) 783-4040.

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