Two Georgia companies plan to build a memory care facility on a 2.8-acre site purchased for $1.6 million near the intersection of Perkins Road and Pecue Lane.

Perkins Road Memory Care LLC bought the land at 14443 Perkins Road in a deal that was filed Friday with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office. The seller was Alvarez Construction Co., which is developing the Lakes at Jamestown, a planned-unit development where the memory care facility will be located.

Construction is expected to start later this month on The Phoenix at Jamestown, a 48-unit long-term care facility for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, said Jesse Marinko, president and CEO of Phoenix Senior Living in Kennesaw, Georgia. Marinko’s company is partnering on the development with Memory Care Centers of America, an Atlanta-based firm.

The Phoenix at Jamestown is scheduled to open in summer 2016. It will provide a secure neighborhood for people with multiple forms of dementia, Marinko said. The facility is set up for long-term patient care, designed to give residents as much independence as possible.

About 40 to 50 people will work in The Phoenix at Jamestown, including a medical director, nurses and aides.

According to a building permit filed July 6 with the city-parish, The Phoenix at Jamestown will be just over 34,000 square feet. The permit put the value of the building at $5.2 million.

Phoenix operates memory care facilities in Dunwoody and Roswell, Georgia. According to the company’s website, a development is under construction in Milton, Georgia. Marinko said the company has seven other memory care facilities in the works across the South, including developments in Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia.

“Baton Rouge is a great market for us,” he said. “We look to be involved in a lot of intergenerational programs.”

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