Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Mansion at Waterford Leasing Activity Strong

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Mansion at Waterford Leasing Activity Strong

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The new $12 million luxury retirement community known as The Mansion at Waterford began leasing last week to brisk activity. According to Charles S. Givens, who developed the 106-unit property, about 20 leases have been signed in just a two-day period.

Located just south of NationsBank's building at Pennsylvania Avenue and NW 63rd Street, the community is part of the of the 40- acre Waterford Development launched by Givens in 1982. It consists of 113 homes, 350,000 square feet of office space and the Waterford Marriott Hotel.

"Architecturally, the building will look and feel like a comfortable country club or private condominium with cozy porches, fine cast stone details and lots of windows overlooking lavish gardens and fountains," said Givens. The Mansion at Waterford is a full-service community offering luxury suites and apartments with one or two bedrooms. Amenities include health facilities, library, card room, beauty salon, crafts room, chapel, private dining room and three meals served daily. In addition, the community was designed to provide for the needs of residents who require some assistance with daily living and for those who currently live independently but want the security of knowing extra help is available if needed. "Residents at The Mansion at Waterford will enjoy many exciting opportunities and services in a warm atmosphere that emphasizes independence, activity and personal security," Givens noted. Rents will range from $1,795 to $3,295 per month and includes utilities, housekeeping and maid service, meals and health services. "The development of this property is really a natural progression for our company," Givens said. "We have been building homes and resort properties for many empty nesters and retirees for over 20 years and The Mansion at Waterford is basically a refinement of our previous developments, with a sincere emphasis on personal care and service." Statesmen Communities is the operating and construction company formed by Givens to oversee construction. …

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