Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida officials and guests gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the completion of the Life Plan community’s multiple million dollar 14-villa home expansion project.
The two and three bedroom villa additions, featuring lakeside and preserve-view homes, increases Cypress Cove’s Villas home community to 44. Constructed by Fort Myers-based Chris-Tel Construction, Inc., the spacious new villa homes, with large lanai and attached garages, boast from 1,700 to slightly more than 1,900 square feet of living space.
“Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony,” said Cypress Cove Executive Director Michele Wasserlauf, “completes what has been an extremely busy three-year expansion period on our beautiful 48-acre campus where we’ve added key components to our Life Plan community in living options and resident services.” Since 2016, Cypress Cove’s expansion has not only included the upscale villa homes, but also the opening of its nationally-acclaimed memory care assisted living facility (The Cottage), a large state-of-the-art rehabilitation and therapy center (The Mead Therapy Center), renovation of its 64-private room skilled nursing facility and of its 44-apartment assisted living community.
Attending Thursday’s festivities were members of Cypress Cove’s Board of Directors, representatives from Lee Healthcare Resources, and directors and residents of Cypress Cove. Event remarks were presented by Ms. Wasserlauf, Cypress Cove Board of Directors Chairman Charles Edwards, Lee FP, Inc. President Doug Dodson, Chris-Tel Construction President Howard Wheeler, and Cypress Cove Marketing and Sales Director Gerry Harris.
The new villas offer a full range of amenities and appliances with the spacious layouts. The new addition increases Cypress Cove’s independent living residences to 44 villa homes and 333 one and two bedroom apartments within its main neighborhood complex. Over 600 residents live on the Cypress Cove campus in independent, assisted and skilled living communities.