New Assisted Living Community Coming to Tabb

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The Crossings on the Peninsula will have 102 units. (Courtesy Smith/Packett and Harmony Senior Services)
The Crossings on the Peninsula will have 102 units. (Courtesy Smith/Packett and Harmony Senior Services)

A 102-unit senior living community will be open for business in the summer of 2016.

The Crossings on the Peninsula, an assisted living and memory care facility, is coming to the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Hampton Highway near Tabb Middle School.

Senior housing developer Smith/Packett Med-Com last month closed the purchase of the 8.3 acres from HR Ashe, who owned the property at 543 Hampton Highway and for $1.16 million.

Amenities at the facility will include a dining area with a “real restaurant feel,” a library, computer lab, fitness center, theatre, pub, arts and crafts studio, barber shop, walking trails and courtyards, according to its website.

Seniors can choose between assisted living services — which provides residents with assistance for daily living — or the memory care unit, called Harmony Square, which provides services specifically for people with memory impairment.

The Crossings on the Peninsula will offer residents a choice between one-bedroom and studio apartments with a kitchenette available.

Justin Newman, the Development Coordinator for Smith-Packett Med-Com, told the York County Board of Supervisors in May 2014 the Hampton Roads region was one of the biggest areas in need of assisted living facilities based on a study done by Senior Housing Analytics.

Smith-Packett had to obtain a special-use permit for the site because of the county’s zoning designation of limited business requires permits for such facilities.

The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the application in May 2014.

The other senior homes in York County, including Colonial Harbor, Heritage Commons, the Verena apartments and the Villas at Yorktown are all independent living homes. Assisted living homes are characterized by 24-hour supervision for their residents.

In a March 2014 memorandum to York County Principal Planner Tim Cross, Newman said the project is estimated to cost between $15 and $16 million.

Court Rosen, Smith/Packett’s vice president of strategic initiatives, said the company chose the area around Victory Boulevard and Hampton Highway because of its visibility and accessibility.

“It is easily accessible to shops and restaurants and various activities of interest to seniors, it’s conveniently around a lot of other housing for adult caregivers who might be looking for a home for parents, and it affords folks an opportunity to have a first-rate assisted living and memory care community very close,” he said.

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