The Woodlands at Furman to Hold Groundbreaking for Multi-Million Dollar Expansion Project

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The long-awaited expansion at The Woodlands at Furman, the Upstate’s only University-Based Retirement Community (UBRC), will kick off Friday, January 31 at 3:30 p.m. with a very special groundbreaking.
The Woodlands at Furman president Mary Lou Merkt will be joined by Furman University president Elizabeth Davis, Woodlands VP for Operations Rick Brackett, Resident Council chair Peg Van Bergen, Upstate Senior Living Board chair Kathy McKinney and other distinguished guests, for a groundbreaking to mark the beginning of a multi-million dollar expansion project.
“The Woodlands is such a special place, especially with its proximity to and close relationship with Furman University. We are delighted to expand the great experience we can provide to additional residents,” Merkt said.
The first phase of the project—a 13,000 square foot Community Village with a state-of-the-art wellness center, therapy pool, massage room, locker rooms, full-service salon with manicure and pedicure stations, etc.—is expected to be complete by September of this year. That will be followed by the addition of 44 new independent living apartments and the expansion and renovation of dining facilities.
“For The Woodlands at Furman, we are striving to deliver architecture that creates an emotional connection, providing a comfortable, yet stimulating upscale experience,” said Rocky Berg, of Dallas-based architecture firm three. 
Please make plans to join us for this history-making event on Friday, January 31st.  
The Woodlands at Furman groundbreaking
3:30 p.m.
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
About the Woodlands at Furman: 
The Woodlands at Furman is a premier non-profit continuing care retirement community that is locally-owned and self-managed. The nearly 50-acre campus is located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail adjacent to Furman University. It offers all four level of continuing care housing with the added financial assurance of Life Care. Residents enjoy a wide range of amenities – enabling them to continue an active and engaged lifestyle. For more information, please visit