Today, the first day of Spring, OceanView held its groundbreaking ceremony for the new Blueberry Commons development.
In attendance was: John Wasileski, Owner – Seacoast Management Company/OceanView at Falmouth, Nathan A. Poore – Falmouth Town Manager, Theo H.B.M. Holtwijk – Director of Long Range Planning, Town of Falmouth; Faith Varney – Falmouth Town Council Chair; Geoff Gattis – Bath Savings Institution, Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending; Lynn Howe – Kennebunk Savings Bank, Vice President; Adam Robertson – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Vice President; Kevin French, Denis Landry, Scott Cristina, Brian Jacobs and Dan Downey – Landry/French Construction Company; Matt Teare and Chris Wasileski – Seacoast Management Company; David Haynes – Registered Landscape Architect; Rebecca Dillon, John Wise and Stan Gawron – Architects, Gawron Turgeon Architects; Rick Licht – Licht Environmental Design; Chris Belanger – Belanger Engineering; Jesse Thompson- Kaplan Thompson Architects; Gino Mancini – Mancini Electric; Maureen Connolly, Gloria Walker, and Joe Baker – OceanView at Falmouth; and our guest of honor, Sara Holmbom Lund – Office of Senator Susan Collins.
A 36-apartment expansion, Blueberry Commons is the first stage of the OceanView Falmouth School Redevelopment Project and will serve as the gateway to this newly acquired 20-acre school property. Access to this property from the existing OceanView campus is via a new road to be called Marion Way, after John Wasileski’s late mother. A rudimentary outline of this future road will serve as the carefully planned construction access for Landry/French to the Blueberry Commons building site to minimize the disruption to the residents of OceanView and the existing 60-acre campus.
Blueberry Commons will consist of three environmentally efficient, inter-connected buildings, attached via temperature-controlled connectors to the existing Lodge buildings. Solar energy will be used for hot water. The atrium style connectors will allow Blueberry Commons residents access in any weather to programs in a variety of settings throughout the existing Lodge buildings including: Screening Room, Fitness Studio, Game Room, Library etc., along with meal options in the Main Dining Room and Gazebo Grille Café.
The Blueberry Commons apartments will all offer spacious corner locations and floor plans ranging from 1,072 and 1,807 square feet with gas fireplaces, balconies, customized decor and underground parking. Also part of the addition will be a large, new 150-person capacity “Commons Room” for lectures, concerts, and social gatherings, as well as a third floor community “Skywalk” for all residents to enjoy the spectacular views of Casco Bay to the south and east.
Continuing its place as a proud leader in the retirement industry in Maine, OceanView at Falmouth is pleased to announce its successful growth, expanding with 70% of the total Blueberry Commons apartments under reservation prior to construction.
Contact our Director of Sales and Marketing, Gloria Walker, for more information on this exciting new opportunity and to reserve your ideal spot today!
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