Chateau Madeleine holds special place in hearts for Hardoon family


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Everyone was smiling at the groundbreaking for Chateau Madeleine in Suntree.

VIERA VOICE Jill Blue-Gaines

Madeleine Hardoon didn’t live long enough to see the completion of her son’s vision for Brevard Medical City located in Suntree. Dr. Abe Hardoon, her son, and family will honor her memory with Chateau Madeleine.

The facility, named in her honor, will be a state-of-the-art assisted senior living and memory care apartment-style facility.

Chateau Madeleine will be built on Phase 3 and 4 of Brevard Medical City as part of the new urban community design that the Hardoon family envisioned for their main family business, Suntree Internal Medicine.

After many designs and meetings with the ME Site Development’s site contractor’s design team, which is owned by Eric Hardoon, the family settled on the concept for Brevard Medical City.

The 24-acre medical/residential city will have a 6½-acre pond with a lighted walking trail. There will be 22 professional, retail and medical condominiums, a diagnostic center, an internal medicine practice and a future independent retirement residence located on Phase 5.

ME Site Development’s crew established Suntree Internal Medicine, the anchor for Brevard Medical City, during Phase 1. Suntree Internal Medicine, which was established in 2002, has 10 providers, seven doctors and three nurse practitioners.

“We have been contemplating the construction of the assisted living apartments since 2014,’’ Dr. Abe Hardoon said. “When we were going through the planning, my mother Madeleine passed away. So, the assisted facility is named in her honor.’’

The Chateau Madeleine site is at 205 Hardoon Lane in Suntree, right behind 6619 N. Wickham Road.

The location near Wickham Road and U.S. 1 is a coveted spot.

“We have an aging population in Brevard County, and it is important that we have facilities to meet their needs,” said state Sen. Debbie Mayfield, a Republican who represents Florida’s 17th District.

Mayfield attended the July 10 groundbreaking.

“Brevard Medical City, especially with the groundbreaking and building of Chateau Madeleine, will help meet the needs of our aging population in both health care and convenience. This is a positive addition for Brevard, and I am excited to see its effects.”

Rick Lacey, chairman of the Brevard County Florida GOP, agreed.

“This kind of a development is one of the real reasons why people move here and stay here in Brevard County,’’ Lacey said. “It’s an exciting part of the community that is really going to make a major difference in the quality of lives of people not only today but in the future.’’

The Hardoon family hopes construction is completed by next summer.

“The assisted living facility will be composed of 89 rental units with 24-hour nursing care on-site, plus many other amenities,” Hardoon said. “Also, 30 units of the total will be for our memory-care residences. We hope to open our doors to the public and complete construction by the summer of 2018. Like a hotel, people will have access to three planned fine dining experiences a day, planned activities and great entertainment.

“They will receive the care and services they desire. We will shuttle them to local stores or doctors’ offices. A provider will come to their unit or apartment to see them there if needed.”

Independent living apartments for residents 55 and older will highlight the final phase of Brevard Medical City.

The apartments will be larger than the residences for Chateau Madeleine. A tower will have a rooftop restaurant open to the public.

For residents, there will be an option for meals, a cafeteria and someone on-site for emergencies 24 hours a day. VV

For information on the project, go to SuntreeALF.com.