Currently, Good Neighbor Village has 43.5 acres of land. Most of this land is preserved and allocated for our future expansion. The location, chosen for its convenience to downtown Richmond, The Medical College of Virginia, the Richmond Airport and Interstates 295 and 64, has proven to be the perfect setting for the first three cottages.
The first cottage at the Village, Founders Cottage, was built by the Richmond Home Builders Association as their "Miracle House" project in 1992. The second cottage, Remington Cottage was completed in March of 1999. The third Cottage, the Anne Carter Robins Cottage, opened in June of 2004. Currently The Village has the capacity for 20 full-time residents and two rooms dedicated to respite visits.
In September of 2001 Good Neighbor Village acquired an additional 5 acres which permitted a new and enhanced Master Plan shown above. All of this site work has been graciously donated by Higgins & Gerstenmaier, Landscape Architects. The plan includes nine residential cottages, as well as administrative and recreational facilities.
Founders Cottage was designed in 1991 as a four bedroom, two bath home with a staff bedroom and bath and large kitchen and living area. An additional bedroom was included for respite care. In 1995 an additional two bedrooms and another bath were added to allow a total of six residents in that cottage. Remington Cottage was completed in 1999. In addition to the space provided in Founders Cottage, a front porch, a large rear deck, an activities room and staff office were included.
Each cottage is a home to those who live there. Residents have their own bedroom, which they decorate and furnish to fit their personalities. If preferable, we will furnish the room for the resident. The large living room and kitchen allow ample space to gather for family-type activities. Residents also take turns helping the supervisor with meal preparation. Other light house cleaning duties are also assigned on a rotating basis.
Cottage III Becomes A Reality!
Ground was broken for The Anne Carter Robins Cottage in November of 2003. In spite of some of the worst winter weather seen in years, the footings and foundation went in and the house was ultimately finished in the early spring of 2004. The house was then opened for residents in mid 2004. We thank Gilbert "Nick" Nicholson, Architect, who gave freely of his time and talent to develop the plans for The Anne Carter Robins Cottage.
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"As has been mentioned in the recent past, GNV has developed a new development campaign. As GNV does not charge residents the full cost of providing a home for each resident, we must rely on the generous support of corporate and private, individual donors within the community. If you are included on our mailing list, you will likely be receiving correspondence in the near future which will outline this campaign and will ask for your support. We ask that you give consideration to GNV as an organization worthy of your continued support. If you have any questions about the campaign, or would like to discuss its details, please contact our development committee chairman, Mike Thompson, at 804-874-6453 or at Mike Thompson
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