The 'Renaissance Village Murrieta' project, which is slated to open in Fall 2014, was initially supposed to be a senior apartment complex, but "...market research identified the immediate opportunity to develop a new senior care campus for the Murrieta area," the project's website indicates.
Officials tell Patch some 200 jobs are expected to be created through the project.
An estimated 70 people were in attendance for the March 6 groundbreaking event—including Mayor Pro-Tem Harry Ramos, former Murrieta Mayor Doug McAllister, Patrick Ellis - President/CEO of Murrieta Chamber of Commerce, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, and other local political leaders.
"This quality project will provide state of the art care for our precious family members needing special care in their golden years and create many new job opportunities for our workforce," Supervisor Jeff Stone said.
The project's website describes the project as such:
With a planned opening in Fall 2014, Renaissance Village Murrieta is the highly anticipated Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing Community designed help meet the growing needs of Murrieta and its surrounding communities to deliver high-quality, compassionate care for its seniors. With strong support from the public, Renaissance Village Murrieta will be a leading provider of new and innovative forms of care and therapy.
According to the project's website, the average age of residents will be 85.