The Club at Briarcliff Manor, a new $350 million senior housing community in New York’s Westchester County celebrated its groundbreaking this month in early January 2010. Located 45 minutes from Manhattan by Metro North Railroad The Club at Briarcliff Manor (CCRC) will feature 325 Independent Living residences and a 60-unit Supportive Living Center where a licensed and professional staff will provide assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care on-site 24 hours a day. The Club at Briarcliff Manor is comprised of two residential villages located on a 59-acre wooded site overlooking the Hudson River.
The Upper Village will feature 288 unfurnished one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments and a Clubhouse in Tudor-style buildings. The Clubhouse will be connected to the Aquatics, Spa and Fitness Center and Supportive Living Center that features wellness care, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing services. The Lower Village will consist of 24 townhomes and 13 free-standing villas designed for today’s active adult lifestyle with first-floor master suites and attached two-car garages. The townhomes and villas will enjoy views of the pond and large meadows. Perkins Eastman and John Sullivan Architecture are the architects for the project.
“Today is a milestone event for our development team and for the Village of Briarcliff Manor. The Club at Briarcliff Manor will redefine the concept of retirement living and set a new standard of excellence for amenities and design. This will be the finest senior living community of its kind in the Northeast,” said Matthew K. Phillips, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Development Group (IDG), which is developing The Club at Briarcliff Manor in joint venture with the National Electrical Benefit Fund(NEBF), a Washington D.C. based pension fund with over $10 billion in assets.
IDG is moving forward with The Club at Briarcliff Manor at a time when many of the region’s largest developers have put their development plans on hold. “Our many years of experience in developing senior living communities combined with the financial strength and stability of the National Electrical Benefit Fund gives us a unique advantage in today’s challenging real estate market,” said Mr. Phillips. IDG, in partnership with NEBF, is also developing 850 Lake Shore Drive, a $150 million senior retirement community in Chicago’s distinguished Streeterville neighborhood. Among NEBF’s other current projects is the Beekman Tower, a 76-story residential high rise in Manhattan designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.