The Mayflower To Break Ground On Major Expansion Project

January 15, 2021

The Mayflower To Break Ground On Major Expansion Project

Health Center Will Be First To Go Vertical in New Bristol Landing Neighborhood; Waterside Residences and Club House To Follow

The Mayflower at Winter Park will break ground in late January for the largest expansion project in its history – the addition of a brand-new neighborhood to be located on 16 acres just to the west of the community’s existing campus. Bristol Landing at The Mayflower will comprise 50 spacious two- and three-bedroom waterview residences; a 9,800-sq.-ft. Club House and Bistro; and an 84,842-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art Health Center.

“Bristol Landing is a vital part of The Mayflower’s vision for the future – and it’s a big step in the life of our community,” said Steve Kramer, president and CEO. “This is the culmination of a carefully designed, comprehensive Master Plan Project undertaken to ensure that we meet the needs and expectations of both today’s and tomorrow’s residents.”

With site work complete, Bristol Landing will go vertical in stages, with the Health Center being built first. Construction on this phase is expected to take about 18 months.

Serving as an anchor for the new neighborhood, the four-story Health Center will be designed around a “household” model that will be inviting and homelike – featuring all-private rooms in its 60-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and 24-unit Memory Support area.

Among the many distinguishing features of the facility is the short-term Rehab Center, which will be designed with a hospitality focus to give the area its own ambience. “When people come here to rehab after joint replacement or an accident, for example, they’ll stay in an area that looks and feels distinctively different,” said Kramer. “The environment will be more like a hotel. One of the unique features will be a marketplace-style dining venue in a more private setting, with multiple seating options.”

Building a new Health Center was the catalyst for The Mayflower’s entire strategic plan.
“We chose to construct it first, because it addresses an immediate need for memory support and private rooms,” added Kramer. “In addition, by incorporating cutting-edge industry trends and best practices, we will be able to further enhance the high-quality care and service that we provide to our residents every day – now and into the future.”

In Q2 of 2021, The Mayflower expects to issue financing for the second phase of construction, which will include five residence buildings and the Club House and Bistro, which features an open-kitchen concept, lounge area and bar, game room with billiards, video room and al fresco dining on a waterfront deck.

Residences will range in size from 1,477 sq. ft. to 2,215 sq. ft. Six different floor plans will be offered, each with eat-in kitchens with islands, walk-in closets, utility rooms, and either patios or walk-out balconies. All residences have been designed with open- concept living spaces, high ceilings, large windows and lots of natural light.

This first phase of the $108 million Bristol Landing project is being financed through Series 2020A tax-exempt bonds, issued through Florida Development Financial Corporation in Winter Springs. Ziegler Investment Banking handled the bond offering, while financial consultants Sawgrass Partners did the financial modeling.

Brasfield & Gorrie of Winter Park will provide general contracting and construction management services.

The Mayflower’s strategic plan also calls for refurbishments of the existing facility – including renovating the existing Skilled Nursing area on campus to accommodate 21 larger one-bedroom traditional Assisted Living apartments.