Autumn of Sarasota Completes Demolition and Prepares to Break Ground on Senior Living Community

Sarasota, Florida – January 8, 2013 – Autumn Senior Living, the Gulf Coast’s premier developer in the senior living industry, has completed demolition in preparation to break ground on a new, state-of-the-art senior living campus at 3251 Proctor Road in Sarasota, Florida. Tom Wessel Construction Corp. demolished a 55,000-square-foot building and removed debris from the old HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, which sat vacant on the site for several years.

“Having this building removed and the site cleaned should be a welcome sight to the neighbors,” said Tom Wessel, President of the construction firm based in Sarasota for more than 20 years.

The new community, Autumn of Sarasota, is set to break ground in the first quarter of 2013 with an expected cost of over $65 million once all phases are completed. Phase I will open in 2014 and will include 80 memory care residences. Community leaders have pointed out that the new campus will add to the rejuvenation of an area that is becoming a vibrant, thriving neighborhood.

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About Autumn Senior Living

Autumn Senior Living is an assisted living facility development and management company. Over the last three decades, the company has managed 10 properties totaling over 900 beds and over $18 million in revenue. See or call 727-342-0253 for more information.

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