BRYAN - A new senior community, a 154-apartment Parc Community, will be built in Traditions on 30 acres near the corner of Club Dr. and South Traditions Dr. Construction is set to begin early next year with expected completion in summer 2016.
The community is expected to help Bryan stay ahead of both an increasing population and the 76 million members of the baby-boom generation heading into retirement, said Dennis Goehring, executive director of the Bryan Business Council.
"We've had a lot of retirees and former students come back to the community," Goehring said. "I think a lot of people are waiting for it to be built. It's a function that will really be needed."
Andy Slavin, the executive vice president of Parc Communities, said the company was drawn to the area because of the growth of Bryan and College Station.
The community borders the Health Science Center, and Slavin said he's been in talks for more than a year with officials at the center to find ways to incorporate the senior community with the research being done next door.
Dr. Paul Ogden, interim dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, said the retirement community could benefit the students as much as the seniors.
"The opening of Parc at Traditions provides another exemplary clinical training site for our medical students within the Bryan-College Station community," Ogden said.