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From the Post & Courier:

Adding to the wave of new and expanding retirement communities in the Charleston area, a longtime Summerville facility plans to add a new independent living wing and replace an existing facility for long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, post-acute care and memory support services.The Village at Summerville, one of five Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, plans to build a new 18-unit independent living structure and attach it to the main building at 201 W. 9th North St.

Footings for the new 27,245-square-foot structure, called Grand Oak Way, are expected to be poured in early February. The $6.5 million facility will house new residents beginning in 2018.

The Village at Summerville currently offers 92 independent-living units, 95 assisted-living rooms and 88 skilled nursing, or long-term care, spaces.

Next month, the facility is expected to announce it will build a new skilled nursing facility with the same number of rooms, though larger, on an additional 48 acres it recently acquired. It will replace the existing building, Carter said.

The new independent-living wing will offer one- and two-bedroom options ranging from 854 square feet to 1,117 square feet, Carter said. The units will include spacious kitchens, equipped laundry rooms and covered patios and decks.

“In addition, some of the apartments will have a lovely view of the pond,” Carter said.

The wing will include a bistro dining venue as well.

Boyer Commercial Construction of Columbia has been contracted to build the new facility.

The new wing is the first major addition to the retirement facility since it built a wellness center and indoor pool in 2005, according to Kathy Ligon, president and CEO of Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina.

“PCSC is meeting a growing need for senior housing in the Summerville area while continuing to expand our mission and ministry,” Ligon said.

The retirement facility is open to all faiths, and those interested in living in the new wing can call the community to be put on a waiting list.

The expansion comes at a time when more than a dozen new retirement facilities are planned or under construction in the Charleston area to help meet the demands of caring for aging baby boomers and those retiring to the Lowcountry.