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Construction Underway at Camarillo Senior Village

Construction is underway on incoming Oakmont of Camarillo, due for completion this winter. According to the Camarillo Acorn, the framework for the nearly 87,000-square-foot retirement community at 305 Davenport St. has been erected. When complete, the community will have 91 homes, including 60 assisted-living and 25 memory-care apartments, according to a press release from Northern California-based Oakmont Senior Living, a developer of senior communities. The Camarillo site arrives parallel to a second site in Santa Clarita Valley. In mid-March, Oakmont threw an early celebration for a facility in Valencia; an amenities-laden property with 90 units (50 memory care and 40 assisted living) due this summer. Oakmont of Valencia — a two-story, 85,000-square-foot community — will join existing Oakmont of Santa Clarita, which has been at 28650 Newhall Ranch Road since January 2016 and totals 86 residential units (55 in assisted living and 30 in memory care). The Valencia elder community will include a library, fireplaces in each room, family dining room that can seat 25 people, and activity room as well as a pair of movie theaters, gas station, drug store, coffee shop and dog park on the property. Margie Veis, who worked at Oakmont of Santa Clarita, will lead the new facility as its executive director, and her incoming Oakmont of Valencia team includes Marketing Directors Mary Dembkowski and Lynn Moss, Marketing Coordinator Diana Serrano, Move-in Coordinator Katie Leonard and Business Office Manager Tami Mayer. “The two communities are about 3.5 miles apart, but there is plenty of demand to support both of them,” Veis told the Business Journal.

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.

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