Grand Opening: The $140 Million Ventana by Buckner

A look across the central courtyard (Photo by: Sargent Photography).

Dallas only luxury high rise retirement community had its grand opening last week, celebrating the opening of the $140 million project from Dallas-based Buckner Retirement Services.

“Already a strong culture of friendship and community has emerged in just a few short months since our first members moved in, and that was on full display today as we had a large turnout of members and their families attend today’s ceremony,” said Chuck Childress, executive director of Ventana by Buckner via release.

The community consists of two twelve story towers and 189 independent living residences between 950 and 2,000 square feet. There are 38 assisted living residences, 48 nursing apartments and 26 memory care residences, which benefit from a partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health for concierge medical care and regular health screenings. A customized fitness center and a continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehab and physical therapy, and skilled nursing are also part of the community.

(Courtesy of: Buckner International)

Chef Stephan Pyles, who was a consultant on the numerous restaurants and dining options for the residences, was in attendance, as was Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who founded Cooper Aerobics Center, which manages the health and wellness facilities.

“Ventana’s unique collaborations with Dallas’ top brands, along with the synergy we’ve developed between each brand helps provide a complete level of elite care for senior adults,” said Charlie Wilson, senior vice president of Buckner Retirement Services via release. “This vision and execution thrusts Dallas to the forefront of the industry while helping to innovate a new senior living trend.”

Greenbrier Development, Ziegler Capital Finance, Whiting-Turner Construction, Interior Design Associates, The Belaire Group, Levlane Advertising, and D2 Architecture all came together to make the project a reality.