Immanuel Lutheran Communities is embarking an ambitious expansion project that will create a new rehabilitation center and 14 new units at its Buffalo Hills Terrace community in Kalispell, Montana. The project, funded by $14 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds, will have a 16-bed rehabilitation center, a new commons area for Buffalo Hill Terrace Assisted Living, plus six new assisted living apartments and eight new independent living apartments at Buffalo Hills Terrace. Preparations are underway to begin construction and the completion of the project is expected in late 2011.
“We have been part of Kalispell for more than 50 years, and these projects are meeting a growing need for senior housing and services, while reaffirming our commitment to the area’s older adults,” said Pastor Kathleen Larson Phillips, Immanuel Lutheran Communities interim CEO. “The rehabilitation center in particular raises the bar in our service offerings for seniors, not only for our residents but for the community-at-large.”
The general contractor for the project is Kalispell-based Hammerquist Casalegno, LLC, with architectural design provided by AG Architecture, Inc.from Wauwatosa, WI. Marco DePalma with The Belaire Group in Irving, TX is serving as development consultant.