168-unit senior-care center planned for Mount Pleasant

A new 168-unit, senior-care facility called The Solana is being proposed for Mount Pleasant, the latest in nearly a dozen new senior-care centers slated for the Charleston area.

A Georgia company wants to build a $22.6 million senior-care center in Mount Pleasant.

Formation Development Group of Alpharetta, Ga., has submitted plans to the town to construct a 168-unit, three-story building called The Solana at 570 Long Point Road. Roper St. Francis currently owns the 12-acre site, according to Charleston County property records.

The undeveloped site sits near the juncture of Long Point and Interstate 526 behind a medical office building near Lone Tree Drive. Hobcaw Creek Plantation subdivision abuts the 12-acre site.

The 207,200-square-foot facility would house 80 independent-living units, 54 assisted-living units, 26 memory care rooms and eight duplex-style cottages.

Prices would range from $3,000 to $4,500 a month, depending on the unit.

Construction could start in the fall with completion in the spring of 2018.

The Mount Pleasant Planning Commission is expected to consider the request Wednesday.

The proposed facility is on the opposite side of I-526 from another planned senior-care center.

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Last fall, MemCare of Virginia Beach, Va., submitted plans for a 48-room Memory Care Center at 585 Seacoast Parkway. The 4-acre site backs up to Long Point Road.

The planned facility brings to at least 11 the number of senior-care centers planned or under construction in the Charleston area to meet the growing demand of area retirees and aging baby boomers.

Others coming to the area include three in West Ashley, two in Mount Pleasant and one each for Daniel Island, James Island, North Charleston and Summerville. All of the centers, when completed, will bring nearly 1,600 new units to the region.

Reach Warren L. Wise at (843) 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.