An $84 million senior living center that took nearly three years to complete is set to open this fall on the C.C. Young campus.

The Vista, a 10-floor, 325,000-square-foot center, will add more than 200 residences that will make millennials drool with extensive amenities and a modern look.

The center is focused on providing comfortable senior living with more than four different floor plans for one- and two-bedroom apartments that range from 360 to 1,349 square feet. Rooms are complete with fireplaces, washers and dryers and beautiful views of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas. Some even have smart home technology like Amazon’s Alexa, which can control lighting, heating and air or call a staff member for assistance.

With dining rooms on several floors, residents won’t have to travel far for meals, and a chapel is located on the second floor so patients won’t need to leave the complex for worship.

Short-term patients who have been referred by a doctor will occupy rooms with 55-inch TVs that come equipped with kitchen appliances for visiting family members. Those patients and other residents can utilize a 5,500-square-foot rehabilitation suite that includes an indoor walking track and a donated car that seniors can practice entering and exiting. They can also utilize a 3,000-square-foot heated pool that they can access via a waterproof wheelchair, hydraulic life or good old-fashion cannonball.

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The Vista will replace three existing C.C. Young facilities — memory care, long-term care and Lawther Point West. Those buildings will be torn down once residents are transferred to The Vista.

The Vista, which broke ground in 2016, is complete and waiting for state approval before residents can move in. Officials said they expect to open in September or October.


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