By Brian Bloom
Management and staff of Robinwood Resort Lifestyle Community, located at 2795 Kirby Whitten Parkway in Bartlett, officially cut the ribbon Saturday on the 141-unit facility.
Mayors Keith McDonald and Mark Luttrell were in attendance among more than 100 others, to tour the all-inclusive adult community which includes a postal center, fitness facility, dining, home health and transportation among the amenities.
“This is a pure rental model,” CEO Breck Collingsworth said.
Robinwood is the ninth planned community by RLC with the tenth planned to open in Knoxville in July. Other locations include Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Wichita, Augusta, GA, Raleigh, NC and Naples FL.
Collingsworth estimated $26-$27 million in construction costs and the facility will support 30 to 35 employees with an estimated annual payroll of $1.5 million.
Prior to the ribbon cutting Robinwood was already 25 percent occupied with 50 percent occupancy expected by April.
Robinwood boasts 127 apartment-styled units and 14 two-bedroom cottages including two-car garages.