America Walks senior living community to build in Port St. Lucie, Fl

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America Walks senior living community has announced as the next project under Origin Construction, a Miami-based company that will be undertaking the project in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The US$75 project will cover an area of 60 acres and include over 400 residences. It is set to be opened in the third quarter of 2023. America Walks will feature both recreational and residential features which include two four-story apartment buildings with 115 units, as well as 300 villas in 60 buildings surrounding four lakes with walking and biking trails. Each of the 60 buildings will include four to six villas, each with its own garage.

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South Florida is one of the most popular retirement destinations for the aging population and amid a slowing of overall population growth in the United States, Census data showed that the Sunshine State retirement community, was the fastest-growing metro area in the last decade. Mattamy Homes, a Canadian home-builder, sold the land to an Ohio-based limited liability company linked to Kevin Brokaw’s Brokaw Development Services in 2020 and now Brokaw is the lead developer for America Walks America Walks senior living community. The developers closed on a loan for more than 90 percent of the construction costs or US$68.5 million for the project, from Centennial Bank at the end of August.

“The Port St. Lucie area has always been a haven for retirement. It’s an area that’s really rapidly developing and I think we expect to see additional development pop up around it. We anticipate the developer looking for other parcels of land around the state, and we hope to be able to join them and be the general contractor on those,” said Jeff Spitzer from the Origin Construction Company. The recreational space will include a two-story clubhouse encompassing over 26,000 square feet with a restaurant, sports bar exercise facilities, and a salon.