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Lakewood Begins Construction on New Woodside Cottages

Construction crews are hard at work at Lakewood, Independent Living Community in Richmond, as site work is now underway for 19 new cottages. Sediment and erosion control work began July 15.

Four floor plans will be available, and the Woodside Cottages will range in size from approximately 1,600 square feet to 2,000 square feet. Each cottage will have its own outdoor living space that is around 1,000 square feet.

“The design of this new cottage neighborhood community will be modeled after a concept known as a pocket neighborhood—a popular concept at retirement communities outside of Virginia but is still a new concept here,” said LifeSpire of Virginia’s Chief Marketing Officer Peter Robinson. “Pocket neighborhoods are typically made up of small groups of cottages centered around a courtyard. That design is intended to create social opportunities among neighbors in central gathering areas in the courtyards.”

As of July 2021,16 of the cottages have been sold with the remaining three on hold. All senior homes will be maintenance-free and come with around 1,000 square feet of private outdoor living area in addition to 1600-2000 square feet of indoor space.

The first Woodside Cottages are expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.