ROME, Ga. — Greenbrier Development has opened the first units at The Spires at Berry College, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Rome.
The property, first announced in 2018, is located on the campus of Berry College, a private liberal arts school approximately 60 miles northwest of Atlanta.
The first 55 apartment units, as well as 26 freestanding cottage homes, are now accepting residents. The community will feature 144 apartments upon full build-out, and the units are 70 percent pre-sold.
The Berry College Board of Trustees conceived of the project, and engaged Dallas-based Greenbrier to develop it. Greenbrier Senior Living will oversee all operations. Brasfield & Gorrie was the general contractor for the project, and Ziegler Financial provided funding for the community. Laurie Steber will serve as executive director of The Spires.
Several Berry College student workers are part of the Gate of Opportunity Scholars Program, and are required to work at least 30 hours per week at The Spires. These students serve in various roles from concierge to server to housekeeping.