In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/19/13)

Construction: Planned

Developers Pitch 151-Unit Minn. Senior Living Complex

This week, developers pitched a project to Eagan city officials that would include 151-units of senior housing, the local Patch reports.


Eagan Pointe Senior Living will sit on a 10-acre site at 4232 Blackhawk Road, just west of Interstate 35E.

The four-story complex will feature 48 units for memory care, 43 for assisted living and 60 for independent living, as well as a variety of amenities.

If approved by the Park Board, the proposal will go before the city council. Pending approval, developers anticipate construction to start this fall, with a grand opening for October 2014.


Ohio Affordable Senior Apartments on Track to Begin

A 54-unit affordable senior housing community is on track to break ground this year in Brunswick, Ohio, The Medina-Gazette reports.

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency provided financing for the $8 million project through its Affordable Housing Tax Credit Program.

The proposed Southwick Manor Apartments would be age-restricted for residents age 55 and older, and would also set low rent rates so seniors earning 60%, or what amounts to $30,600, or less than Medina County’s median income could afford it.

The building will include one- and two-bedroom units along with a community room, business center with computer work stations and a theater room for resident entertainment.

With the support of Brunswick City Council, The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority expects the project can begin later this year, with a potential completion in 2015.

Developer Plans $8 Million Kansas City Senior Living Project 

Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development Inc. is preparing to break ground on an $8 million senior living facility in Kansas City, Missouri, reports Kansas City Business Journal.

The development company hopes to begin construction in 60 days for the facility that will be located near Missouri Highway 152 and North Ambassador Drive.

Hunt Midwest is developing the facility in partnership with Principal Senior Living Group, based in Roswell, Georgia.

The new Benton House will include 59 units, 12 of which will be designated for memory care.

The project also looks to fulfill Hunt Midwest’s $32 million commitment to senior living in the Kansas City area, according to project developers.

Construction: In Process

First Senior Cohousing Community Launches in Oakland

Alameda Elder Communities has announced the launch of Phoenix Commons, a new model of senior living that uses cohousing principals, Fort Mill Times reports.

Phoenix Commons choosing community is a type of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of the community.

Unlike traditional senior living communities, cohousing residents decide together the amenities and services they want and need.

The community is located on the waterfront of the Oakland/Alameda Estuary in the Jingletown neighborhood of Oakland.

Design for the housing community is being led by Christian Zimmerman, CEO of Alameda Elder Communities, which provides a combination of residential care, therapy and other services devoted to seniors in the Alameda and greater Bay Area.

Phoenix Commons is slated to open its doors to residents Fall 2013.

Belmont Village Senior Living Community to Open in August

Developers building a luxury senior housing community  near Turtle Creek hope to have the project completed by August, reports Dallas News.

The Belmont Village Senior Living project is being constructed in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood.

The seven-story building will have 201 apartments that offer independent living, assisted living and memory care, while also providing amenities such as a fitness center, indoor swimming pool and technology center.

The Houston-based Belmont Village broke ground on the project in January of last year.

People Inc. to Open Affordable Senior Housing in Springville

A new affordable housing option will be available for seniors in Springville, New York, as People Inc. opens its newest development, reports Forever Young.

Orchard Senior Living looks to open in July for seniors aged 62 and older that meet income guidelines.

The complex includes 42 handicap-adaptable apartments and a unit designed for those with hard of hearing or vision.

Monthly rent is determined on an individuals basis and is dependent on the resident’s income.

Conn. CCRC Begins Expansion of Meeting Center

Covenant Village of Cromwell began construction of a new 4,200-square-foot meeting center that will expand the programming opportunities available at the 40-acre continuing care retirement community in Cromwell, Connecticut.

The $2 million, one-story building will feature a main hall, adjacent meeting room, large gathering lobby and servicing kitchen. The 172-person capacity of the main hall can accommodate 200 people by opening the hall to the adjacent meeting room, which will be used for resident activities, meetings, training and other functions.

Building conceptual designer SB Architecture from Aurora, Colorado, will collaborate with Hartford, Conn.-based TectonArchitects Inc. on implementation.

Enterprise Builders from Newington, Conn. will serve as contractor for the expansion.

Occupancy is projected for early 2014.

Gateway Senior Living Expansion on Pace for October Opening

Gateway Senior Living’s first phase of a $35 million expansion is on target toward its October 1 opening, Journal Star reports.

The $17 million four-story project will add 60 private suites for skilled nursing care, for a total of 80 at Gateway.

Phase one also includes renovation of the six-story tower, including the addition of new services such as a rehabilitation gym, clubhouse, private dining area, larger central kitchen and meditation room.

Phase two will features a five-story tower of 80 apartments for independent living and three additional independent living duplexes. The second phase is expected to behind three to five years after the opening of the community’s skilled nursing tower.

Construction Underway for Low-Income Senior Housing in Maine

Construction has begun for Brookside Village Apartments, a $3.2 million low-income senior housing development in Farmington, Maine, reports the Kennebec Journal.

The complex will cater to residents with low incomes who have disabilities, or are at least 62 years of age.

Auburn-based H.E. Callahan Construction Co. won the contract, however, the project was planned by Byron Davis and Bill Marceau doing business as Farmington Land LLC.

The 32-unit housing project was cleared by the Farmington Village Corp., the local water authority, after the public raised concerns that runoff from the apartment complex could contaminate the town’s water supply.

The first phase of construction will include installing geothermal wells and building Willow Springs Drive to connect the apartments to Fairbanks Road, according to project developers.

Pinkham and Greer Consulting Engineers, based in Portland, will build the infrastructure, which includes utilities and extending the road to the apartments.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program is subsidizing the project with a $1 million rural rental housing loan and will also provide ongoing rental assistance to the complex’s future residents.

Low-income housing tax credits are also being used to fund the project.

Construction: Completed

A $24 Million Affordable Senior Housing Project Opens in Reseda

A 98-unit affordable senior housing development opened Monday in Reseda, California, reports the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

The $24.2 million Canby Woods project was built by Los Angeles developer Thomas Safran & Associates, which owns and operates more than 4,000 affordable rental units in California.

The age-restricted project for residents at least 55 years old was backed by the L.A. Community Redevelopment Agency and they city’s Housing Department.

One bedroom apartments will cost between $648 to $777, with two bedrooms ranging from $728 to $874.

The complex, located at 7238 Canby Ave., was partially funded by more than $8 million in loans from the redevelopment agency and housing department.

Bridges Care Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Expansion

Bridges Care Community, a Benedictine Health System facility in Ada, Minnesota, hosted a grand opening last week to celebrate the completion of a new chapel and assisted living addition.

As general contractor for the community, Nor-Son constructed the 30,900-square-foot addition to the existing skilled nursing facility and hospital.

Designed by Pope Architects, the new 18-unit assisted living addition includes both one- and two-bedroom units.

This new addition also includes new and expanded office and conference spaces, daycare and a tenant garage, and also brings expanded senior living options to the community of Ada.

Written by Jason Oliva

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