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May. 13, 2013

Luxury Assisted Living Facility Opens in White Plains

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor

A new luxury assisted living complex called The Bristal at White Plains celebrated its official grand opening last week during a ribbon-cutting ceremony that attracted over 200 Worcester County dignitaries, businesspersons and residents.

Developed by a joint venture between the Engel Burman Group and Caiola Partners, The Bristal is located at 305 North St. on the site of the former St. Agnes Hospital, which was shuttered in 2004. The abandoned hospital building was then acquired for $6 million from North Street Communities by Engel Burman, a Garden City-based company that owns and operates several Bristal assisted living communities on Long Island.

“The transformation of this former hospital building into a new state-of-the-art assisted living community is a remarkable achievement,” said Steven Krieger of The Engel Burman Group, who was quoted in a statement for the press. “The Bristal at White Plains is bringing high-quality senior care to Westchester while creating new jobs for the area economy.”

The Bristal at White Plains started receiving residents over the age of 65 in November 2012 and is now nearly 40 percent occupied. Designed by architect David Mammina, the $30 million assisted living facility has all the amenities that resemble a luxury hotel—daily housekeeping and laundry services, a 40-seat cinema, arts and crafts studio, library, spa, private dining room, business center and heated outdoor pool.

The four-story Bristal building can accommodate 148 residents in 136 rental apartments with rents ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 per month, including 32 units dedicated for residents who require memory care.

The North Street facility is Engel Burman’s first completed assisted living facility in Westchester County. A second Bristal community is currently under construction on a 6.5-acre office-park parcel in Armonk. The 105,000-square-foot facility will add 140 rental units with up to 170 beds to Engel Burman‘s portfolio of assisted living properties. The Armonk project is expected to open next year.

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