In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/6/13)

Construction: Planned

The Tutera Group Plans $50 Million Kansas Retirement Community

The Tutera Group, a diversified senior living and real estate investment company, is planning a $50 million senior living community on 18 acres near the former Mission Valley Middle School in Kansas City, Kans., reports The Kansas City Star.

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Mission Chateau would feature independent living, assisted living, memory care, and rehabilitation facilities.

If all goes as planned, construction on the community would begin in 2014 and completed within three years. 

Massachusetts Town Funding New $2.5 Million Senior Center by Debt Exclusion

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A new, $2.5 million senior center for Westminster, Mass., has been approved in a special election held last week, and the town’s 20-year Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion will pay for the construction, reports the

The new center will be about 7,400 square feet—much bigger than town seniors’ current accommodations, a 1,000-square-foot room inside the local American Legion. 

Springfield, Mass.-based architect Reinhardt Associates provided design services for the new center, which will include nurses’ and director’s offices, games and arts rooms, a library, activity room, and a kitchen large enough for caterers so the space could be rented out for weddings and other functions. 

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Construction is expected to begin in the spring and completed sometime in 2015. 

Friendship Village of South Hills to Break Ground on $10 Million Redevelopment Project

Friendship Village of South Hills, a continuing care retirement community in the Pittsburg, Pa.-area, will break ground on a $10 million redevelopment project on Friday.

The project will encompass the senior living community’s common areas and will include the addition of new dining venues, a new lounge area, new auditorium, new entrance drive, an expanded fitness center, and a redesign of the current dining room and kitchen.

The renovation project is a reflection of seniors’ preference for choice and flexibility, said the community’s senior executive director. 

Last fall, the CCRC completed a $4.5 million renovation of its health center, which included a new activities room and total remodel of all resident rooms, lounges, staff work read, and the therapy room. 

CSRA Senior Living Plans Senior Community After Obtaining CON

Nonprofit senior care provider CSRA Senior Living Inc., a Cornerstone Senior Living entity, has received state approval for a certificate-of-need application and tax-exempt bond financing, effectively moving plans forward for a skilled nursing, rehab, assisted living, and dementia care community in Aiken, S.C., reports the Aiken Standard.

The development is for 12 individual “homes,” each of which could house up to 10 residents in private rooms. 

Groundbreaking is slated for May, with an expected opening in mid-2014. 

Construction: In the Process

Maco Development Begins $5.5 Million Okla. Senior Living Complex

Clarkton, Mo.-based Maco Development Co. has commenced construction on a $5.5 million affordable senior apartment complex in north Tulsa, Okla., reports Tulsa World

Northwind Estates will have 60 apartment units for independent, low-income seniors. It will be comprised of 10 clusters of six units each and will have a building with an office, laundry, and a community area. The one- and two-bedroom units will range from 752 to 984 square feet for monthly rents of between $460 and $550. 

Part of the project’s development costs are being offset by $750,000 in Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency tax credits. 

Tradition Senior Living Breaks Ground on Tex. Senior Care Community

Tradition Senior Living, LP will break ground on Thursday on a senior living and care community in the Dallas area of Texas. 

Tradition-Lovers Lane will be situated on 7.5 acres and will be comprised of a 202-unit independent living building designed by Houston-based architects Meeks + Partners, and a 109-unit assisted living and memory care property next door designed by Dallas-based architects D2 Architecture, LLC.

The community will offer resort-style living with “ultra-inclusive services” and amenities that will include an underground parking garage; wellness programs and fitness areas including an indoor pool, weight room, Pilates and group exercise room for classes taught by an in-house fitness director; restaurant-style dining in multiple venues; daily activities; and transportation. 

Tradition-Lovers Lane will be the second community developed by TSL and built by TSL’s construction division, Four Suns Construction, LLC. Upon completion, it will be managed by Tradition Management, LLC. 

The community is expected to open in June of 2014. 

Senior Solutions Breaks Ground on Senior Living Conversion Project

Senior Solutions Management Group announced on Monday it had broken ground on a project transforming the historic Alexander Inn, located in Oakridge, Tenn., into an assisted living and memory care community.

The Alexander Inn was built in 1943 by the U.S. War Department to house official visitors during the top-secret Manhattan Project. The government sold the building in 1953 and it served as a private hotel for the next three decades until it ceased operations in the mid-1990s. 

SSMG is converting the property into a LEED certified, 60-unit assisted living community that will include a special wing for seniors with memory impairments. The community will also have an on-site physical therapy center, and other amenities will include around-the-clock caregivers, a licensed nursing staff, home-style cuisine, scheduled transportation, and a full-time activities director. 

Construction is expected to be completed by late 2013. SSMG will manage the property, which is owned and operated by Family Pride Corporation. 

Legend Senior Living Building $13 Million Senior Living Center

Legend Senior Living has begun construction on a $13 million, 86-unit assisted living and memory care community in Tulsa Hills, Okla., reports Tulsa World.

The Legend at Tulsa Hills community will be about 478,000 square feet, according to building records cited in the article, and will have a theater kitchen, private dining room, massage and therapy room, and an activity room.

Memory care services will be provided in an 18-unit division, Reflections Memory Care Residence.

Construction is expected to be completed early next year.

Congress Building Corp. Closes Construction Financing for Phase 2 of Mass. Project

Congress Building Corp. recently announced it closed on construction financing and begun work for Phase 2 of the renovation and addition project at Golden Pond, an assisted living community in Hopkinton, Mass.

Phase 2 will result in a new four-story, 36,000-square-foot addition to the Golden Pond building with 41 assisted living beds in 30 residential units. Additionally, the existing Golden Pond building’s main mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and laundry plants will be renovated and engineered to meet the requirements of all new units as well as the planned future expansions. 

All of the renovations will be completed by mid-November of this year, without disruptions to current Golden Pond residents. Somerville, Mass.-based Khalsa Design Inc. designed the Golden Pond renovation and addition. Major subcontractors involved in the project include Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Alternative Create Energy, Superior Plumbing, Coventry Fire Protection, A&E Flooring, Baystate Engineering, Shawnlee Construction, Diaz Construction, and Turnpike Contracting. 

Oakmont Senior Living Building Luxury Calif. Senior Living Community

Oakmont Senior Living is building a luxury California senior living community after buying a plot of land in Roseville, reports the Sacramento Business Journal

Construction on the 80-unit assisted living and memory care community began last July with an expected completion date of August 2013. Reservations for units are starting in February, and residents can choose from one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Community amenities will include a salon and day spa, movie theater, fitness center, activity rooms, and an art studio, along with indoor and outdoor dining, gardens, and a pet park.

There will also be an on-site doctor’s office with a visiting physician, says the Business Journal, and Oakmont offers a specialized diabetic management program to residents overseen by the nursing staff. 

Construction: Completed

Ill. CCRC Completes $37 Million Expansion

Smith Senior Living recently completed a $37 million expansion project for Smith Crossing, an Orland Park, Ill. continuing care retirement community, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The CCRC now has 173 independent living apartments, 62 assisted living spaces, and 46 skilled care units. Only 15 of the community’s independent living units are vacant, according to Smith Senior Living. 

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