Construction of the Ventana by Buckner luxury retirement high-rise has passed the midway point.
Buckner International executives celebrated this summer by signing and raising a ceremonial steel beam.
“We’re changing the skyline of Dallas and we’re also changing senior living forever,” said Buckner International CEO Albert Reyes. “There’s no other one like it in Texas. Everything we are doing here is going to say one thing: We follow the teachings of Jesus so it’s our goal to serve people in the very best way possible.”
The Dallas faith-based nonprofit is building the 12-story continuing care retirement community on three acres just beyond the University Park city limits and across from NorthPark Center. Whiting-Turner serves as lead contractor for the project designed by D2 Architecture.
The $140 million development at the southwest corner of North Central Expressway and Northwest Highway is expected to open in time for the first residents to move in by mid-2019.
The building will have 189 apartment homes with options ranging from single to three bedroom dwellings and top out at 1,900 square feet per unit. The property will include specialized units for residents who need higher levels of care and some short-term rehabilitation units.
Its amenities will include a wellness and fitness center, multiple dining venues, salon and spa, movie theatre, valet parking, and a pet park.