Plans for mixed-use development of the 32-acre site were approved by the Healdsburg City Council in April. Enso Village plans to offer 220 apartments for independent living, 24 for assisted living and 20 for memory support. The Village is estimated to cost $300 million to complete.
SFZC will provide a variety of special services to residents of the retirement facility, including hospice services from Zen Hospice Project, a zendo meditation hall, and a bistro operated by Greens, a popular vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco run by the Zen Center.
“Enso Village will offer daily meditation in our zendo, and dharma teachings in our community hall,” a representative of San Francisco Zen Center told reporters at Lion’s Roar magazine. “Since there will be around 20 retired San Francisco Zen Center Teachers in residence, we expect that they will be available for practice discussion with those who are interested.”
(source: Lion's Roar Magazine News)