By MARK COOK
11 years after making its debut just north of the WSM tower, The Heritage at Brentwood continues to add residences and amenities.
On Thursday the management and construction team on the 48-acre campus hosted a group of the next residents of the senior community in a “topping off” ceremony for Redbud, a 97-apartment, E-shaped building designed for independent living.
The Heritage already is home to some 300 people in sub-communities catering to independent seniors, those in assisted living and nursing care.
Redbud, and a package of new and expanded amenities including a wellness complex with a heated indoor pool and clinic, an auditorium with folding partitions for meetings and special events, and an expansion of the restaurant-style dining facility; are part of the final phase of the development, with completion expected by the end of April, 2019.
Redbud residents used the occasion to ask questions about everything from closing dates on their apartment purchase, to the number of grab bars in bathrooms, the height of the baseboards, how many cable TV outlets, and whether they can upgrade things like crown molding.
The future residents were at the meeting from as close as the existing homes down the street in The Heritage to Knoxville.
The future residents were invited to sign a beam that will be installed at the top of the Redbud building.
The Heritage already has a fitness center, salon and day spa, medical clinic, as well as walking and bike paths. The campus is surrounded by a tree line and tucked behind the FiftyForward Martin Center and the County Indoor Sports Complex.