OPENING 2018 - THE COLONY AT TURTLE CREEK CROSSING

Designed for active seniors age 55 plus, The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing brings a unique addition to the Hattiesburg area. This is not an assisted living facility, nor a retirement home, but rather an active adult community, which will provide the base for residents to build a happy home and a thriving social network through engagement with others.

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THIS IS YOUR TIME AND YOUR PLACE

From its strategic location and thoughtful design, The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing provides residents with a safe and comfortable living environment. Residents are within close proximity to shopping, dining, entertainment and medical services. The Colony is the place to enjoy independence and carefree living.

Onsite amenities include exercise, walking paths, gardening, and it’s a stone’s throw away from the renowned Longleaf Trace Rails to Trails.

THE COLONY

The colony is located on West Fourth Street in Hattiesburg across from Turtle Creek Crossing. The community is accessed via a secure gated entrance. Twenty five star-shaped structures called Carriage Houses line each side of the street, painted in carribean hues of blue and green.

CARRIAGE HOUSE CONCEPT

The Carriage House is quite unique in it’s design. Each one contains five private residential units. The residential units have two bedrooms, a private bath, kitchen, dining area, living room, and a covered porch with a fenced back yard. Residents can feel safe while enjoying convenient access to all the comforts of home and the surrounding area.

 

CONWAY'S FAMILY PUB

Conway’s Family Pub (onsite, with outdoor sitting in the Sheepfold, and live Irish folk music) 3 Barrel Craft Brew house with full time brew master

FLOOR PLAN & FEES

• Monthly Rates Starting at $2,599
• Community Fees: $1,500 Non Refundable Deposit
• Additional Resident Fee: $600
• Transportation: Available through concierge $35 Round Trip
• Housekeeping: $35 per visit
• Pet Fees: $450 per pet (limit 2 pets/50 lb limit)
• ***Additional $20 per pet/per month flat rate***
• Late Charges and NSF Fees: $150
• House Call Doctor Access
• House Call Physical Therapy Access
• House Call Care Giver Access

AMENITIES

• Active Senior Living, 55 years or older
• 125 units total, 2 bedroom units
• Two Bedroom/One Bath
• Walking and Exercise Trail
• Sidewalks
• Gated Community
• Common Areas
• Landscape services included
• Gas Fireplaces in the common areas
• Private Balconies
• Private Companion Animal yards
• Two meals per day, based on double occupancy, included
• Cable Available
(not included)
• Close Hospital proximity
• Close to all the shopping Hattiesburg has to offer
• Conway’s Family Pub (onsite, with outdoor sitting in the Sheepfold, and live Irish folk music) 3 Barrel Craft Brew house with full time craft brewer

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Darian A. Pierce has been a resident of Hattiesburg for 47 years. He is President of Pierce Realty, Inc., which has property managed several million square feet of tenants, tenant acquisition/retention, tenant representation, acquisition/development of commercial lands, as well as multiple venture capital investment assets across the United States, Lesser Antilles and South America. He has served as Vice President of Piercon, Inc, a commercial construction company; Vice President of Dennis Pierce, Inc which is a residential construction company and Vice President of Bent Creek Utilities, Inc. which managed sewer lagoon systems. To date, Darian has been involved in the development of 13 subdivisions, with The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing being our 14th development, hence the legal entity name 14th Colony, Lamar, MS, LLC.

He is a member of the Area Development Partnership, the Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors, and was a member of the “Pinnacle Investor Group” which is an arm of the ADP that put together a pool of money to fund international brokerage exposure. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is a member of the Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors where he was nominated and elected as the 2012 Southern Commercial Realtor Director for the State of Mississippi and State Treasurer for 2013, the vice president for the State of Mississippi in 2014, and served as President of Mississippi Commercial Realtors Association for 2015.

Darian Pierce also served on the building committee for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church, where he was a member for 14 years. He was a charter Director of the Board for R3SM, Inc. that builds homes for the needy, a 7 year Director of the Board for the Oak Grove Athletics Association, Inc. that provides sports for the youth of Lamar County in Mississippi. Darian’s family is currently charter members of Saint Fabian Catholic Church, where he has served for the past 4 years.

He graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1988 and attended the University of Southern Mississippi on the President’s List in Industrial Organizational Psychology. He was voted “Top 40 under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2007, at the age of 37. He is the father of two (2) sons: Dalen Alex, 18, Noah Gabriel, 16 and three (3) daughters: Keagan Lynn, 15, Rylan Sheily, 13, and Arabella Rose, who is 11. He is blessed to be married to the former Terri Perkins of Oak Grove, for 22 years March 18, 2017.

Darian’s Father and Mother are both familial parts of 4th generations of settlers in this community, which continues to be blessed to this day. He has a brother who is deceased, Dewayne Keith, a sister Elisa Collins of Hattiesburg, MS and Letitia Pierce of Olive Branch, MS.

ORIGINS OF THE COLONY AT TURTLE CREEK CROSSING

Darian Pierce, founder of both The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing and Conway’s Family Pub, and his family want to take this opportunity to share a very personal experience, so as to give origin to this new and unique residential development they are building. In 2015, Darian and his sisters were sharing the responsibilities of caregiving for their parents, after their mom was recuperating from 9 months of chemotherapy. She had a sudden set back, and it was decided they needed some medical care. They began the difficult task of gathering sources for in home care and information on institutional care. Their choices were few and limiting.

 

After failing to gain admission to a local skilled nursing facility, they had little hope of a solution. Then a friend suggested they tour another full service facility in the area. It was nice, with more amenities than they could hope for, and they had vacancy. They offered prepared meals, activities, caregivers scheduled as needed,  as well as physical therapy and others rehab needs met by house call appointments. The cost was reasonable, so they all agreed and moved in.

 

It took their mother a year to rehabilitate. She loved it there, and was treated with the utmost dignity. She made great friends there too, yet it wasn’t home. She and some other residents didn’t enjoy eating in the same place for every meal, at the same time, and eating with the same people every day for multiple meals. It reminded her of back in grade school eating in the school cafeteria. Who wants to do that again? It was the best it could be, but still there was something lost in having choices of who to eat with and where, as well as having varied menu items to choose from. Choice. Freedom of Choice!

 

So, they started researching and did their homework. They analyzed what could be done to appease the largest issues of senior living. About that time, Darian and his wife were fortunate enough to go on a dream trip to Ireland with their priest, Father Tommy Conway. They learned that an Irish Pub is not a loud drunken bar, as American pubs sometimes personify. Nor was it just an eatery. They are actually family gathering establishments where rich conversation is cultivated, and a meeting of the minds is there for the learning. Just as the Bible says, “forsake not the assembly of yourselves, together” and “where two or more gathered, Christ is with us”.

They took that knowledge and designed an active senior living development with an authentic Irish Pub onsite, and Father Tommy agreed they could name it after him! Knowing this came with a huge honor and responsibility, Father Tommy accepted it with open arms.They must do this right! They began with designing the residential dwellings. Five, two bedroom apartments would open into a common area with a vaulted ceiling. They decided to name them after the ships that began America: the Mayflower, the Nina, the Pinta, the Maria and the Susan Constant. They each open into a common room, that they also named after one of the ships that brought the colonists. The Discovery!

 

In the Discovery Room, they will have daylight coming in from the vaulted ceilings, much like a lighthouse. In the center of this room will be a fireplace hearth that has an open flame for gathering around, like a fire pit, so it feels outdoors year round and not institutional. Surrounding this fire pit will be a full kitchen, living room and sitting areas. So, if a resident needs a caregiver, the caregiver can man the kitchen station in the Discovery Room. Then, if needed, they can help engage any needs in the 5 private apartments!

 

This means that Conway’s Family Pub will have a full menu of choices for every meal, any time of the day! Or, the restaurant can deliver meals to the Discovery Room. If a resident doesn’t feel like socializing, they can have it delivered to their private apartment. Suddenly, they no longer had a senior living facility where meals are set at the same time, with no choices. Residents are adults with liberties and independence to eat when, where, and with whom they choose. The restaurant is there to serve. Freedom. Freedom of Independence!

 

They didn’t stop there. They gated the community, with a guard, and added sidewalks with exercise stations throughout the neighborhood. They have also teamed up with a 3 barrel craft brewer who will brew 3 unique craft beer barrels onsite. The residents will be invited to join him on Saturday mornings to help and watch the process! They broke up the old sidewalks into stones to be repurposed into “sheepfold” walls for the outside patio gatherings at the pub. And lastly, they will have Irish Folk Music groups lined up to fill the Saturday calendars with flutes, bag pipes, stings and Irish songs in our sheepfold!

 

This development is designed with thought to giving active seniors their freedom and liberties. It is based on what the original 13 colonies were all about. Freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness!

Is there an emergency call system in each apartment?

TBA

Is there a swimming pool?

No

Is there a full fitness center separate from walking/stretching on walking sidewalks

TBA

Will you provide laundry services or will there be a laundry facility on site?

Washer & dryer hookup in each apartment

Will you provide housekeeping services?

A la carte – extra fee – service call basis

Will you provide cable, phone, utilities, wireless internet?

All responsibility of tenant except in common area

Are the units Smoking/nonsmoking apartments?

All are non-smoking units

Are all units wheelchair accessible?

Yes

What happens if my loved one's condition changes and they need more care than they did upon moving in?

TBA

Will I be responsible to carry any kind of home insurance?

Yes – all tenants will be required to carry renters insurance.

Will I be able to customize my home (paint)?

Yes

Is there additional storage space on site?

Not on site but close by for an additional cost.

How is the Colony different (better) than other living/lifestyle choices?

Freedom-you choose how to spend your day/night

How do I know if the Colony is the right choice for my health care needs?

Please allow our personal interviewer to sit down with you to discuss your needs

What if I have a medical emergency?

Located within 2 blocks from hospital campus

Is there a doctor or nurse on duty?

No – we have house call access.

What physical therapy and/or physical activity choices does the Colony offer?

Walking tracks with exercise stations; Saturday activities at Conway’s Pub which includes live music and craft beer making.

Are there food and meal options available?

Yes – 2 meals per day served at Conway’s Pub or in your common area or apartment at your leisure(delivery optional).

Will I have privacy at the Colony?

Every room and balcony are private.

Are the apartments at the Colony furnished or unfurnished?

All units are unfurnished.

Is there more than one floor-plan available?

No

What services and amenities are included in the monthly rate?

Apartment, 2 meals, common area access, activities, landscaping, a la carte services including shuttle and housekeeping.

If my health care needs change while living at the Colony, will I be forced to make other living arrangements – such as a skilled nursing facility?

Dependent on individual care needed as answered by your medical provider

Can I live at the Colony if I need a wheelchair or walker to get around?

Yes

What are the visiting hours at the Colony?

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Do I have to sign a lease?

Yes

How do I qualify to live at the Colony?

By approval from renter’s application.

Can I bring my pets?

Yes

Are there additional expenses I need to budget for?

Electricity, water, sewer, cable, housekeeping, off campus shuttle service, any meals exceeding the allotted 2 meals per day.

What will I do every day?

Whatever you choose to pursue life, liberty and happiness!

The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing

An active adult community designed for independent living

Turtle Creek Crossing

  • Ashley Furniture
  • WhichWich
  • Show Station
  • Old Navy
  • Chick-fil-A
  • TGI Fridays
  • Target
  • Ross
  • David’s Bridal
  • Maurices
  • Kirkland’s
  • Play it Again Sports
  • LifeWay
  • Logan’s
  • Radio Shack
  • dressbarn
  • Kohl’s
  • Books-A-Million
  • Five Guys
  • PetSmart
  • Smoothie King
  • rue21
  • BedBath&Beyond

The Longleaf Trace Rails to Trails

The Longleaf Trace is a 41-mile (66 km) paved pedestrian, equestrian, rollerblade, and bicycle trail located between Hattiesburg and Prentiss, Mississippi, USA.

Lake Forgetful Shopping Center

  • Jos A Bank
  • Randy Price & Company
  • Chicos
  • Talbots
  • ColdStone
  • Cavender’s

Downtown Hattiesburg - Amtrak Station

  • Amtrak
  • HubCity Transit
  • Hattiesburg Train Depot
  • Cultural Center

Downtown Hattiesburg

  • The Depot
  • Blooms
  • WKNDR
  • Bianchi’s
  • Southern Prohibition Brewing
  • Main Street Books

Hattiesburg Cultural Center

The Ridge at Turtle Creek

  • Academy Sports
  • Massage Envy SPA
  • Cheddar’s
  • J.Allan’s
  • Papa Murphy’s