Brevard Medical City adds independent living facility


This seven-story independent living community will feature a restaurant at the top and a bridge connecting two towers.

photo courtesy of ME Site Development

Every city needs a tall building. Brevard Medical City will soon have two.

Design work is underway at the 24.5-acre medical complex on Wickham Road on two seven-story apartment buildings for seniors able to live independently, Eric Hardoon, president of ME Site Development, said Aug. 11 at the monthly Viera Voice Viera Means Business meeting.

Speaking at the newly opened California Tortilla restaurant in Pineda Landings, a shopping plaza his company helped develop, Hardoon said the towers are scheduled to be built in the next 18 months at the all-inclusive medical complex and will include a bridge and a restaurant that will be open to the public.

Eric Hardoon, president of ME Site Development, gives an update about his company's construction projects and new businesses coming to Suntree and Viera during a Viera Means Business meeting on Aug. 11 at California Tortilla.  PHOTO BY MARC RHODES

“At seven stories up, you’ll actually see the river,” Hardoon said. “It’s very high-end with a lot of curb appeal, and it’s definitely going to make a difference in that area.”

Groundbreaking also is set in the next 30 to 45 days on Chateau Madeleine, a 120-bed assisted-living facility at Brevard Medical City, Hardoon said. And all 22 office condos on the property are sold out and should be opening in the next few weeks, he added. The new businesses include Charlie Graingers, a hot dog, brisket and barbecue restaurant; Pure Barre, an exercise studio franchise that utilizes the ballet barre during workouts; Younique Spa and Collection, a full-service spa; a Century 21 real estate office and an eye doctor's office.

It’s the latest round of construction at the still-expanding medical city, which already is home to Suntree Internal Medicine and Viera Diagnostic Center. Hardoon’s father, Dr. Abe Hardoon, initially bought the property with a plan of eventually moving Suntree Internal Medicine from its old office on Jordan Blass Drive to a larger location and surrounding it with other medical facilities. 

Chateau Madeleine, named for Eric Hardoon's grandmother, will provide assisted living for 120 residents. | PHOTO COURTESY OF ME SITE DEVELOPMENT

“I look at Brevard Medical City almost as the pioneer of this area because once that got approved, it was like a domino effect and all of these things kicked into gear,” said Hardoon, whose company also is doing site development for Glen Ridge, a subdivision on Wickham Road south of Pineda Causeway, and Constellation Commons, a retail plaza near Home Depot on Wickham Road that will include a Goodwill store, a Dollar General and an Einstein Bros. Bagels.

“So if you live around this area, it’s a good thing,” he said. “I’m happy with what I’m seeing and I hope you’re happy with what you’re seeing."

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