Wendover Delivers Tallahassee Affordable Senior Housing

Kenwood Place will offer economic relief to income-restricted seniors in one of the country's most popular retirement destinations.
Architectural rendering of Kenwood Place, Tallahassee's newest rental community for income-restricted seniors.

Architectural rendering of Kenwood Place, Tallahassee’s newest rental community for income-restricted seniors.

Tallahassee, Fla.—Wendover Housing Partners has announced the groundbreaking of Kenwood Place, a 112-unit affordable senior housing community in Tallahassee, Fla. Construction on Kenwood Place began in spring 2016. The community will open for occupancy in February 2017.

Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Fla., Wendover builds, finances and services housing communities suited to the state’s particular demographics. People over 60 make up nearly 23 percent of Florida’s large and growing senior population, says the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County. It is estimated that Florida’s seniors will comprise around 30 percent of the state’s population by 2020.

“Whenever we build an affordable senior community, we ask ourselves, ‘Would I let my mother live here?’ That question is important because we believe every senior on a restricted income should have access to housing that is not only affordable but also built and maintained with the utmost quality,” Wendover President & Founder Jonathan Wolf told MHN.

Priced below Tallahassee’s average monthly rent of $814, each unit in Kenwood Place comes equipped with a full-size washer and dryer, a state-of-the-art kitchen including a dishwasher and microwave and a monitored emergency call system. Storage space is prevalent, with walk-in and linen closets throughout the units. Keeping safety and comfort in mind, Kenwood Place allows residents to choose from several spacious, open floor plans.

Fostering a sense of community was key to the development of Kenwood Place. To this end, said Wolf, “we provide plenty of indoor and outdoor areas for our residents to socialize and make new friends, as well as free events hosted by our staff. Kenwood Place residents will also be able to enjoy time for themselves in our fitness center, outdoor garden, swimming pool, computer room, community room and more.”

When selecting a site for senior housing, Wolf said, “the Wendover team looks at areas where the need is greatest. With its mild weather and tight-knit community, Tallahassee is one of the country’s retirement hotspots.”

Wendover has zeroed in on the Southeast affordable housing market. Earlier this year, MHN reported its completion of two affordable housing communities in Orlando and Lithonia, Ga.

Image courtesy of Slocum Patts Architects