Morningside, a continuing care retirement community in Fullerton, California, has announced plans to expand its Lakeview Hall and Wellness and Fitness Center as well as renovate the community’s lake and surrounding courtyard features. Construction on the $2 million expansion and renovation project began earlier this month and is expected to take nine months to complete.
Lakeview Hall, which serves as Morningside’s community center for major events, theatrical productions, musical entertainment and dances, will double in size after the expansion. Currently at roughly 4,500 square feet, the new building will be approximately 9,000 square feet upon completion. The renovated Lakeview Hall will feature a larger stage area, inlaid dance floor, upgraded audio/visual equipment and additional space for classes and small group sessions. The expansion will create a new computer lab, dedicated arts and crafts center, a lounge-style meeting room with comfortable seating, large-screened television and other amenities.
In addition, Morningside’s Wellness and Fitness Center will be enlarged to accommodate a larger fitness area, a new spa relaxation area offering facials, steam room, relaxation/meditation room, and massage rooms. The existing lake – one of Morningside’s most outstanding amenities – will also be redesigned to feature more natural-appearing boulders and plants, two new waterfalls and enhanced landscaping.
KTGY Group Inc. of Irvine, Calif., is the architect for the project, with INTERSPEC of San Diego providing interior design services. Culp Construction Co., based in Irvine, is the general contractor for the building expansion. Cook & Solis Inc. of Escondido, Calif., is the contractor for the lake renovation.