A new senior housing community is in the works for the space at Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street, and is expected to open in 2016.

“Generations at Ahwatukee” will have 128 total units including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Residents will be able to choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments as large as 1,150 square feet. The entire complex will wrap around an outdoor courtyard.

The community will be owned by Investment Property Associates, LLC and operated by Retirement Community Specialists, which has had an office in Ahwatukee since 1998 and has been in the Phoenix area for more than 25 years.

“It’s thrilling to be able to provide this after all these years,” said Eric Johnston, RCS president and Ahwatukee Foothills resident. “We’ve done communities around Phoenix and one in Prescott. We’ve never found the right location and the right opportunity. We’re very thrilled and excited to bring Generations at Ahwatukee there.”

The community will be located next door to the new Liv Ahwatukee apartments, which are under construction and expected to open in the summer.

Liv Ahwatukee is a community of luxury apartments with a long list of amenities for residents. Johnston said Generations at Ahwatukee will also have a long list of amenities for residents, though it will all be geared toward a different audience.

“We have a very passionate belief and desire to create an atmosphere and environment where the residents and staff have the freedom for pursuing a variety of possibilities and have the freedom from the daily chores that keep them from pursuing that presently,” he said. “Our staff are energized and excited about helping them pursue those opportunities they haven’t in the past because they’ve got too many things that presently occupy their time. Whether independent living or assisted living we pledge to help them fulfill those possibilities.”

There are plans for a theater, fitness studio, library, salon and barber shop, pool, community gardens, art and exercise studios and restaurant-style dining rooms. There will also be a number of walking paths and paths connecting Generations to the Liv apartments.

“You’ve got such a multi generation of people in Ahwatukee,” Johnston said. “They’ve lived there, raised their families, their kids go to school there and want to stay there because it’s such a great community to live in. We’re excited to be able to offer a senior living community so they can either bring their mom or loved one from out of state and have them live nearby or if they live there now and want to stay in Ahwatukee, this provides them an opportunity to continue living close to their church, their friends and where they shop.”

Generations at Ahwatukee will be similar in style to the Generations at Agritopia, a sister property in Gilbert that is nearly complete.

For more information about IPA, visit www.ipapartners.com. For information about RCS, visit www.rcsmgt.com.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com.

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