By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on May 12th, 2015
As many of you know celebrations and rituals hold a special place in the philosophy of the Green House model. It’s important to take time to honor special goals that have been achieved. John Knox Village did just that in late April when the community celebrated the tree topping ceremony. It’s a tradition in the construction industry when a building’s structure has reached its maximum height.
Elders and Community leaders were all on hand when the Christmas Palm was placed atop their seven story building, called The Woodlands, which will include 12 Green House homes.
Guest speakers included City of Pompano Beach Mayor, Lamar Fisher who said “John Knox Village has become the leader in healthcare in Pompano Beach. It is the largest healthcare provider and employer in the city. The Woodlands will continue this leadership. It will be the pinnacle of our cultural change.” Mr. Fisher made those comments during an earlier groundbreaking event for the project.
The construction of the building is being led by The Weitz Company which has offices in South Florida.
The Woodlands is a $34-plus million project and is expected to open the middle of next year. Each of the top six floors will have two Green House homes with a total of 144 private bedrooms and bathrooms for the Elders.
We congratulate all of those involved with the project and look forward to the grand opening of this very special development!