Update 15 July 2011 … I got this in the email box a couple days ago:
“New Senior Living Community Bring Jobs and Revenue to Albemarle County
Crozet, VA- There is positive news for the local economy with the construction of a new senior living community. The Lodge at Old Trail, located at Old Trail Village in Crozet, is slated to open next spring. It will have a total of 126 apartments with a wide range of accommodations and services for older adults who are very independent to those needing assisted living or specialized memory care. As a monthly rental community The Lodge will not have entrance or endowment fees.
Owner and managing partner, David Hilliard, worked for three years to bringthe project to fruition. He is also a partner in senior communities in Vermont. “Since my first experience in working with senior living in Vermont, it has been my goal to bring a senior community to my hometown of Charlottesville. We are particularly pleased to be bringing jobs to the area in this challenging economy.”
The construction, done by Martin Brothers and area contractors, is employing more than 400 people over the eighteen month length of the project. This number does not include other ancillary jobs created. Jobs are not the only addition The Lodge at Old Trail is making to theAlbemarle County economy. Water and sewer tap fees of almost $700,000 were recently paid to the county. “I believe that the positive effects of this project will continue to be felt throughout the area” notes Hilliard. The Lodge at Old Trail will hire more than 100 staff members when the community is fully occupied. Hiring of executive positions has already begun. Other staff members will be hired in the early spring.
The community seems ready to welcome The Lodge at Old Trail. Mr. Hilliard states “Interest in the community is excellent. Several apartments have been reserved and we are getting calls daily. In fact, we’re opening our leasing office in the Village Center at Old Trail Village a month earlier than planned.”
More information on The Lodge at Old Trail may be found on the website, www.lodgeatoldtrail.com or contacting David Hilliard at [email protected] 434-989-5050.”