DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daymark Living broke ground today on its first Daymark Living neighborhood, a residential community that was conceived, designed and built for people with intellectual and developmental delays (IDD). In collaboration with Aspen Heights Partners and Montgomery Street Partners, this is the first community of this kind in North Texas.
Daymark Living will feature beautifully crafted private homes along with shared spaces, which will be used to help residents connect, facilitate friendships and learn independence in a supportive, comfortable and supervised environment. Responding to a growing need in the community, Daymark already has 2,000 people on its interest list and 20 percent of the spaces have been reserved.
“There are 700,000 people in Texas with IDD, and only a handful of places exists where they can live a quality life – and, those are full. Our vision for Daymark Living is to provide adults with IDD a safe community where they can engage in an active, healthy lifestyle among their friends and neighbors,” said John Poston, President of Daymark Living. “My son, Michael, is happiest when he feels independent. At Daymark Living, independence is our goal; happiness is our mission."
The leadership team for this project is uniquely positioned to make Daymark an ideal community in which to live, learn and thrive. It will offer on-campus programming, designed for students who are looking to further their education, continue an active social life and ultimately have a college-like experience. Poston, co-founder of the nationally acclaimed Rise School of Dallas and Rise School of Houston is working alongside dedicated developers, educators, community leaders and parents to ensure the success of the community.
Waxahachie, a growing town of 40,000 people with ample employment options for adults with IDD, a historic and walkable downtown, and a welcoming community, is conveniently located just 30 minutes’ drive from Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, providing easy access to additional job opportunities and world-class resources.
“Waxahachie is excited not only to have another quality development within our city, but also to have one that serves and enhances the lives of residents with IDD, making this project even more remarkable,” said Paul Stevens, City Manager for the City of Waxahachie. “These individuals add to the diversity of our community and play a positive role in it, and it is important to have housing options that cater to their specific needs.”
The 28 resort-style cottages will be on 20 acres with an additional 20 acres for outdoor amenities. Residents will have access to a movie theater, clubhouse and spacious resort-style pool, a fitness room, volleyball courts, computer labs, classrooms and private study lounges for their continuing education needs. All of this is near a hiking and biking trail and within a 10-minute walk of downtown Waxahachie's many amenities. State-of-the-art technology will be implemented to promote independence and safety, and with a licensed nurse practitioner and EMTs onsite, residents will have quick access to medical attention.
Visit http://www.daymarkliving.com or call 972-646-2162 for more information.