Construction of the Brightview Senior Living Center at the corner of Martin Road and Seneca Drive along Rt 29 is well underway, and this week brings some construction disruption to the surrounding community as utility work occurs.
Once it’s complete in late 2021, the Brightview Senior Living Center will consist of 170 units comprised of 90 independent-living apartments and 80 assisted-living apartments. The site includes the historic yet dilapidated Athol Manor House, which is an 18th century house and former salve manor and rectory. As part of the project, Athol Manor will be restored and turned into a dedicated space for use by nonprofit art groups.
The project will include improvements to the Martin Road Park, including additional walking paths, benches, and landscaping. Additionally, a crosswalk across Martin Road between the park and High Bench will be added as well as the installation of a new bus shelter (closer to the intersection of Martin and Seneca Drive). The new walking paths will connect Brightview and Athol Manor to the Park and bus stop and include a walking loop around the fields.Starting on Monday January 27, utility work is being performed in Martin Road Park and along Martin Road to connect utility lines to Bright view. This is creating some traffic disruption to the area, but this work is only expected to last 8 to 10 working days according to a news post on the Hickory Ridge Village website.