Long known primarily for its shopping malls and office towers, Tysons has undergone big changes in recent years, spurred by the opening of new Silver Line Metro stations. A number of mixed-use developments have opened or are under construction, bringing a slew of new residences along with more restaurants and retail. (Some businesses in Tysons—technically a “census-designated place”—use McLean or Vienna as their address.) Meanwhile, the nearby incorporated Town of Vienna has its own new reasons to visit.
Senior living communities are always looking for ways to improve the well-being of their residents and staff—and biophilic design is one approach to do just that. But what exactly is biophilic design?
“The word biophilia literally means ‘love of life,’ and it refers to all the ways that humans respond to the natural world,” said Mary Leary, CEO and president of Mather. “We’re calmed by the sounds of birds singing and [the] wind in the trees, we’re cheered by the colors and patterns of a garden [and] we feel safe when we have shelter with a view of our surroundings.”
When The Mather Tysons opens in 2024, the senior living facility might employ some workers of the artificial intelligence variety.
Rest assured, these robots won’t be capable of planning a HAL 9000-style takeover. Instead, they will perform simple, repetitive tasks, such as delivering food to tables and apartments and cleaning hallways.
Construction work has moved above ground on a pair of buildings that will bring 300 new apartments for older residents to Tysons.
Vertical construction began earlier this month on The Mather at 7929 Westpark Drive, the senior living provider Mather announced in a news release yesterday (Tuesday).
Mather is marking its entry into the commonwealth of Virginia as vertical construction is set to begin on The Mather at Tysons in northern Virginia. The company already operates life plan communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities) in Illinois and Arizona.
Gale Morgan, senior vice president of sales, told the McKnight’s Business Daily that the Mather began local infrastructure construction, such as widening the streets and putting in a stoplight, in March 2021. Vertical construction is getting underway now that grading and other site work preparations were finished in the fall.
Senior living nonprofit Mather is poised to break ground on its senior living highrise project near Washington, D.C. thanks to newly announced financing.
Through syndication led by The Huntington National Bank, Mather has secured $300 million in construction financing for The Mather, its forthcoming life plan community in Tysons, Virginia. Evanston, Illinois-based Mather also operates senior living communities in the greater Chicago market and in Tucson, Arizona.
After a successful first phase pre-sale, The Mather announced today (Tuesday) that it is launching a pre-sales for a second phase of apartments.
Located at 7929 Westpark Drive near Tysons Galleria, The Mather is a Life Plan Community complex of two residential towers with a total of 300 apartments for seniors. It is part of the 19.4-acre Arbor Row mixed-use development that will also include a high-rise condominium tower called The Monarch.
Mather was not planning for a global pandemic when the organization embarked on the creation of a $475 million-plus life plan community near Washington, D.C. But after Covid-19 struck, Mather listened to consumers, adapted the project design and reached the 70% pre-sold mark in September.
That’s three months ahead of the schedule that was set before Covid-19 struck, Mather President and CEO Mary Leary told Senior Housing News. An Evanston, Illinois-based nonprofit, Mather operates senior living communities in the greater Chicago market and in Tucson, Arizona.
The past six months have shown us the strength, resilience and creativity of DC, Maryland and Virginia’s real estate industry. They also revealed something else about our post-pandemic market: Washingtonians want to stretch their real estate dreams with new amenities in even more dynamic properties—and real estate pros are delivering in nearly every corner of the region.
Can you imagine finishing a meal by eating the very same utensils you used to consume it? How about the ability to choose between plain, sweet, and savory flavored edible utensils? If the folks at The Mather have their way, plastic utensils will soon be a thing of the past and the planet will be better for it.
And it’s not just The Mather that’s committed to the health of the environment. Lots of companies in Northern Virginia, including Washington Gas and BOWA, are finding ways large and small to support sustainability and to incorporate “green” practices into their businesses and the community.