New $30M apartment complex to create construction, health care opportunities

New $30M apartment complex to create construction, health care opportunities

Jan 14, 2016, 12:04pm EST


Sonata West will be the first senior-living community in west Orange County.

West Orange County is getting a new senior-living community, and it’s slated to bring opportunities for Central Florida construction and health care workers.

Sonata Senior Living, an Orlando-based owner and operator of senior-living communities, is building a $30 million apartment complex with independent-living and assisted-living units at the intersection of Daniels Road and Roper Road in Winter Garden. Site work began on Jan. 11, and a groundbreaking ceremony will happen in a few weeks, Shelley Esden, senior vice president of operations, told Orlando Business Journal.

When open in early 2017, the new community will create partnership and contract opportunities for Central Florida health care professionals. Esden said Sonata will be looking to contract with multiple third-party providers, including physicians and therapists, to provide services at the 138-resident community. Those interested in these opportunities can contact Esden at for more information.

The community will encompass more than 139,000 square feet, and will include a two-story building with 78 independent-living apartments and 35 assisted-living apartments. “Club level” apartments, featuring enhanced services, interior upgrades and controlled access, also will be available. Amenities will include an on-site restaurant, pool, bistro bar, library, auditorium, theater, general store, art studio, fitness center, bocce ball court, picnic pavilion and dog park.

Orlando-based Lamm & Co. is the general contractor, and companies interested in remaining construction opportunities can contact Stephen Caruso at Lamm & Co. was not immediately available for comment on subcontractor opportunities.

This will be the first independent-living community in West Orange County, Esden said. It will be called Sonata West.