By Sharon Still

CrossingsResidents will begin moving in to The Crossings at Riverview, a new assisted living and memory care facility in late January, and a grand opening event is being scheduled for the end of February.

“Interest has been great and we will be opening at about 25 percent occupancy,” said Executive Director Jennifer King.

The $14.5 million, 76,533-sq.-ft. state-of-the art assisted living and memory care facility offers 60 apartments for assisted living plus 30 apartments, some semi-private for memory care residents.

The Crossings will feature resort-style amenities including a salon, fitness room, theater and multi-purpose room.

“What sets us apart is the enormous common area, multiple libraries, porches, a bistro and pool table,” said King. “There are plenty of areas for residents and families to socialize.”

She added that there is 400 feet of river frontage and the Crossings boasts large screened-in porches with river views.

“We also have a large courtyard, just under three-quarters of an acre that allows residents to go outside and enjoy the surroundings.”

King commented that this is an exciting time as there is a huge need for assisted living in the Riverview area and most of the existing facilities are full.

“We have had a ton of interest from people who live nearby and work in Tampa and there is a lot of support from both the public and the healthcare community,” she said.

The facility will staff about 60 employees and King said that after a job fair attended by more than 200, the facility is pretty well staffed.

The Crossings at Riverview is part of Starling Senior Living LLC, a real estate development and investment firm focused on opportunistic senior housing strategies. Choate Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the southeast that specializes in senior living projects among other things, is the developer and builder.

The Crossings at Riverview is located at 8451 U.S. Hwy. 301 N. at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 301 and Balm Riverview Rd. Tours are being given now. For more information, call King at 404-9051. A Website is currently under construction; visit www.saberhealth.com for further details.