North Texas To Get Its First Community For People With Intellectual, Developmental Delays
In collaboration with Aspen Heights Partners and Montgomery Street Partners, Daymark Living broke ground on Wednesday on a residential community for individuals with intellectual and developmental delays. It will be the first residence of its kind in North Texas.
Daymark Living in Waxahachie will have 28 resort-style cottages housing a total of 200 residents. The cottages will be built on 20 acres, with an additional 20 acres for outdoor amenities such as volleyball courts, green spaces and a pool.
Other amenities include an on-site nurse and EMT, scheduled transportation to Dallas and Fort Worth and dietitian-developed meals.
Each cottage has an on-site staffer, called a coach, who stays with residents daily. The first residents will move in in spring 2018. Daymark already has 2,000 people on its interest list and 20% of the spaces have been reserved.
Daymark Living president John Poston (who is also co-founder of the Rise School of Dallas and Rise School of Houston) said the community will have campus-style educational programming.