In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/12/12)

Construction: Planned

Flintridge Partners to Begin Construction on Calif. Community

Flintridge Partners is planning to break ground on a new senior living community in Laguna Niguel, Calif., in early 2013.

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Crestavilla will be a resort-style community offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. The development, located on 11.5 acres, will also feature restaurants, a spa, theaters, and a spiritual resource center. The community is located near major transportation corridors, shopping centers, medical, cultural, and recreational venues.

The 80,000-square-foot project will feature studio and one- and two-bedroom residences.

Methodist Retirement Communities to Open Memory Support Community in Texas

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Methodist Retirement Communities will soon open a memory support wing in an existing retirement community in the Hunstville area of Texas—the first and only such community offering dementia and Alzheimer’s care in the region. CreekSide Retirement Community is owned and operated by Methodist Retirement Communities of The Woodlands and will be completed in early 2013.

The community will include 18 memory support units on the bottom floor of a 3-story structure that already offers independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing services.

US Memory Care to Open Two New Senior Care Locations

US Memory Care, LLC has two more memory care projects in the works in Texas.

The North Dallas/Plano project will be an estimated $14 million, 57,000-square-foot community on 4.4 acres with 75 memory care beds. It’s expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The second project is located in the 650-acre “Vintage,” a master-planned community in northwest Houston. This project will also cost approximately $14 million and will be 57,000-square-feet with 75 memory care beds, and also has a projected opening date in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Both communities are developed around a “Main Street” themed common area with a beauty salon and barber shop, town hall for movies, private dining area, relaxation room, music hall, and sweet shop.

The developments will include private and semi-private rooms in three secure neighborhoods designed to match residents’ needs based on their level of cognitive impairment.

America Development, a Dallas-based healthcare facility developer, has been selected to partner with US Memory Care for both projects.

Construction: In the Process

Christian Care Communities Begins $2.6 Million Renovation Project

Christian Care Communities recently began a $2.6 million renovation project to take its downtown Louisville senior living community green, reports The Lane Report.

The renovation and energy savings project will provide the community’s three buildings, Chapel House, Friendship House, and Christian Health Center with a more energy-efficient campus. Planned improvements include brighter, energy-efficient lighting; new boilers and improved air conditioning; additional insulation; and water conserving plumbing fixtures.

Johnson Controls will manage the renovation, with has already begun. Future energy savings are expected to be significant: Current utility costs at the community average about $47,000 per month, which will decrease to $34,000 a month following the completion of the project, guaranteed by a 15-year energy saving performance contract with Johnson Controls.

United Bank & Trust Company in Georgetown, Ky., provided financing for the renovation.

Assisted Living of Arizona, LLC Breaks Ground on ALF

Assisted Living of Arizona, LLC recently broke ground on phase one of Heritage Village Assisted Living in Mesa, Ariz., with three additional phases planed over the next two years.

Upon completion, the community will have eight single-level luxury homes and one medical office building. Each approximately 6,500-square-foot home will accommodate 20 residents, and the community will have capacity for 160 residents. Resident will have private rooms and bathrooms in a home-like environment.

The individualized homes are meant to allow the community to designate buildings for any age group with those suffering from latent stages of disease such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s, and diabetes, said Stan Hosac, the community’s director of management and operations.

Gary Crosby, a local builder/developer who owns the project, is involved with the development, which will provide assisted living for those with specific needs such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and hospice, along with the other services named above.

Erickson Living Begins Construction on Continuing Care Neighborhood

Erickson Living’s Ashby Ponds retirement community in Loudoun County, Va. recently began construction on its continuing care neighborhood to complete its goal of providing all levels of healthcare at one site.

The four-story, 120,000-square-foot building will have 132 residences offering assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services. The private apartments will have full private baths and showers, walk-in closets, and granite countertops, and residents will have access to the amenities and services offered by Ashby Ponds.

Lantz-Boggio Architects designed the project, and Whiting-Turner has been selected as general contractor. Ashby Ponds’ newest independent living residential building opened in April of this year and has 80 apartment-style homes that are fully occupied.

Construction on the continuing care neighborhood is expected to be completed in early spring 2014.

The Hollinger Group Breaks Ground on $13.5 Million Senior Care Community 

The Hollinger Group, based in Cumberland County, Pa., recently began construction on a medical rehabilitation and senior living community near Mechanicsburg, Pa., reports the Central Penn Business Journal.

The senior housing and care provider is partnering with Vibra Healthcare LLC (headed by the same CEO) for the project, which will cost an estimated $13.5 million. The VibraLife development will be comprised of a 48-bed rehabilitation center, along with Vibra Senior Living, offering 36 personal care beds and 10 memory care beds.

The community is expected to open in Fall 2013.

Construction: Completed

Bloomfield Senior Living Completes S.C. Memory Care Community expansion

Bloomfield Senior Living recently completed its expansion of Belfair Gardens, a memory care community in Bluffton, S.C. designed to accommodate those with Alzheimer’s and dementia care needs.

The state-of-the-art, 25-unit addition opened in December, comprised of both private and “companionship” suites. Licensed for 45 more residents, the expansion makes Belfair Gardens South Carolina’s largest Alzheimer’s and dementia care program.

The community features a low staff-to-resident ratio, sensory-based programming, personalized attention, and resident-centered healthcare.

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