About Villaggio

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Who We Are.

We're designing Villaggio at San Luis Obispo to offer adults aged 60 and over an inclusive lifestyle full of choices. Villaggio will be a life plan community with a full continuum of care.

Our community resembles the hilltop villages of the Mediterranean, bringing people and activities together in an open-air environment. We empower our residents to live their personal definition of a full life.

Villaggio Communities, the company developing Villaggio, is principally owned by San Luis Obispo locals. Our executive officers each bring a lifetime of success and knowledge. They understand and care deeply about preserving and enhancing all that has made SLO one of the finest communities in America.


We realize that moving into a Life Plan Community is a big decision. We don't take our responsibility to you lightly. That's why we've engaged with Life Care Services (LCS) as a Consultant. LCS is one of the nation's largest managers of full-service retirement communities. They help us fulfill and maintain the highest standards in the senior housing industry. When our doors open, LCS will continue to share their managerial expertise and resources with Villaggio. And with LCS's 40+ years of experience, we're in good hands. You can read more about LCS by clicking the logo above.


The bricks and mortar of this vision are being brought to life by RRM Design Group of San Luis Obispo, one of California's leading and most respected architectural, engineering, and planning firms. You can read more about them by clicking the logo above.

We aspire to LEED Certification and the highest environmental standards. We will incorporate the newest solar technology, water our landscaping with recycled water, protect our wetlands, and preserve over 30 acres of open space.


SmithGroup is one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms. Working across a network of 13 offices in the U.S. and China, a team of 1,300 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design, and delivery. The scale of the firm’s thinking and organization produces partnerships with forward-looking clients that maximize opportunities, minimize risk and solve their most complex problems. SmithGroup creates exceptional design solutions for healthcare, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces.


Cain Brothers, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets, is a pre-eminent healthcare investment bank.  Cain Brothers deliver innovative solutions and fresh ideas to clients in mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and strategic and financial advisory from their offices across the country.  Cain Brothers deep knowledge of the industry is matched with the knowhow needed to efficiently execute the most complex transactions of all sizes. With an exclusive focus on healthcare services, medical technology, and life sciences, they have an unobstructed view of this rapidly evolving industry that enables them to provide unique perspectives to clients.


AMF Media Group is the new name for longtime local communications firm Barnett Cox & Associates.  Company founders Dave and Maggie Cox continue with the new organization, bringing with them 35 years of on-the-ground market familiarity and community knowledge.  Dave and Maggie and their team will help tell the Villaggio story and win project approval. 


The California Department of Social Services requires each Life Plan Community to be licensed by them after a thorough review. It then requires each community to annually submit audited financial statements as well as other information that assures the community's viability and adherence to state regulations.

*Application for a Permit to Accept Deposits and Certificate of Authority has been submitted to the Department of Social Services, pursuant to H&SC section 1772.2(b)(1). 

Currently, we plan on building Villaggio in multiple phases.