In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/26/13)

Construction: Planned

Developers Inch Closer with Independent Living Homes

The Development Review Board approved the final plat layout for Black Mountain Estates, a senior housing independent living community in Brattleboro, Vermont, reports Brattleboro Reformer.

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Developers John and Lori Brunelle hope to begin construction of the 31 homes in September, with resident move-in anticipated by the end of the year. 

The homes, which will include a patio and carport, vary from 1,200-square-feet to 1,430-square-feet depending on the sizes of the rooms. All of the homes are being built for rental, with monthly rates beginning at $1,850.

City Officials Argue Size of Proposed $50 Million Senior Community

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Planning commissioners in Prairie Valley, Kansas, argue that a proposed $50 million senior living community is nearly four times the size of the middle school it would replace, reports Kansas City Business Journal.

Last week, Kansas City-based Tutera Group and MVS LLC answered complaints for the proposed 384,000-square-foot project dubbed Mission Chateau.

Full Care Continuum Project Proposed for Huntley, Illinois

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Village board officials in Huntley, Illinois, reviewed a plat of subdivision for the Alden Network, which is looking to develop a senior living campus on 15-acres that will feature a full continuum of care for its residents, reports The Courier-News.

The plan calls for the construction of a skilled nursing and rehabilitation wing, a memoir care facility and an independent living community for seniors age 62 and older. 

Alden Network’s proposed campus would include a three-story independent senior building with 76 units, plus an additional 15 units of independent senior villas.

Additionally, there would also be a three-story, 110-bed skilled nursing and rehab wing, as well as a one-story, 60-bed memory care facility.

Concerns Delay Decision on Ohio Senior Development

Concerns that a new independent senior living project would take away from the aesthetics of the surrounding town of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, has delayed approval from the city’s Planning Commission, reports The News-Herald.

The Planning Commission sent Buffalo, New York-based developer Clover Construction back to the drawing board after members of the Commission spoke out against not wanting to change the area. 

Current plans call for a single, three-story, U-shaped building featuring 113 units. Of these units, 90 will be two-bedroom apartments with the remaining 23 reserved for one-bedroom apartments.

Texas Developer Plans Affordable Senior Living in Burleson

Stuart Shaw, president of the Austin-based apartment developer Bonner Carrington, is proposing an affordable senior housing project for Burleson, Texas, reports Burleson Star.

Mariposa Apartment Homes is being marketed as an affordable senior living community for those aged 55 and older, and will be located across from Burleson High School on Elk Drive.

The proposed project would be a three-story building with elevators and have about 180 units, between 780-square-feet to 1,050-square-feet.

If City Council approves the proposal, Bonner Carrington would likely take 8-12 months to begin construction as it seeks funding opportunities.

Construction: In Process

Construction Underway on Two Brightview Senior Living Communities in Mass. 

Construction is underway on two Brightview Senior Living communities in Massachusetts, reports New England Real Estate Journal

The $19.8 million full-service Brightview North Andover is nearly complete with construction and will offer independent living apartments as well as assisted living and memory care services on campus. 

Pro Con Inc., construction manager and project architect, expects the community to be completed this month. 

Brightview Arlington is a $13.8 million project that has already begun construction on its community that will provide 60 assisted living apartments and 30 memory care units. 

The scheduled completion date for Brightview Arlington is set for January 2014. 

Developers Break Ground on $19 Million Multi-Care Community

Developers broke ground last week on a $19 million senior housing development in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, reports ABC Newspapers.

The Autumn Glen project will be managed by Elk River-based nonprofit Guardian Angles, and will include 100 units with 32 reserved for independent living, 36 for assisted living and 32 for memory care. 

Winkelman Building Corporation, a St. Cloud-based company, will handle construction for the project that will occur at the site of a former nursery. 

The City Council has approved a $420,000 grant through tax increment financing for the $19 million project.

Catholic Charities Begins $25 Million Affordable Senior Housing Projects

Baltimore-based nonprofit Catholic Charities has begun construction on two apartment buildings in Fullerton, Marlyand, which will cater to low-income seniors, reports the Parkville-Overlea Patch.

The first of the buildings, the $14 million Village Crossroads I, will house 94 senior families and is expected to be complete by May or June of 2013. 

By the end of 2013, a second apartment called Village Crossroads II, will also be built on the same site as the first building. Crossroads II will house 84 low-income senior families. 

The total cost of both developments is $25 million. 

Pennrose Breaks Ground on Conn. Affordable Senior Housing

Pennrose Properties and the New Britain Housing Authority (NBHA) broke ground on The Jefferson, an affordable senior housing development last week. 

The $14 million development is being financed through various funding sources, including $1 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit allocation from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.

Pennrose will manage the 70-unit property upon completion this December, according to a release from the company and NBHA. 

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Penn. Health System Expands Campus with $42 Million Senior Living Center

The Millcreek Health System has begun construction on a five-story, 151,000-square-foot, LECOM Senior Living Center, reports

The health system was able to break ground on the $42 million project after reaching an agreement in April with the state Department of Public Welfare to purchase 88 bed licenses from Pleasant Ridge Manor—Erie County government’s two nursing homes.

Senior Living Center is expected to open in summer 2015.

Ind. Senior Community Poised to Add 100 Luxury Apartments

Hoosier Village in Zionsville, Indiana, is putting the finishing touches on a $22 million luxury apartment building designed specifically for seniors, reports Indianapolis Business Journal.

Hawthorn Hall is the most recent addition to the nonprofit BHI Senior Living’s 300-acre campus in central Indiana.

The three-story building will features 100 accessible apartments and two restaurants.

Emeritus Breaks Ground on Ohio Senior Living Community 

Emeritus at Newell Creek will open its doors this fall in Mentor, Ohio, according to a release from the company. 

Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Advisors, LLC developed the Emeritus community that will cater to residents who need assistance with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing or medication management. 

Emeritus at Newell Creek will feature 103 apartments, with floor plans ranging from studios to “deluxe” two-bedroom units.

As Emeritus is the community’s operator and manager, the company was not able to release the development costs, a company representative told SHN in an email. 

Construction: Completed

Former Textile Mill Re-Opens as Senior Community

The former Cliftex Mill in New Bedford, Massachusetts opened in May as Manomet Place, a mixed-income senior housing development, reports South Coast Today.

The $30 million project includes 76 housing units for residents aged 55 and older and is already full with a waiting list, says Boston-based developer WinnCompanies. 

Manomet Place is one of six mill buildings on Riverside Avenue that have undergone redevelopment as part of the city’s project to attract investors to the North End, and is also a joint project between WinnCompanies and Stoughton-based Keith Construction.

Affordable Senior Housing Opens in Bensalem, Pa.

The Florence E. Green House in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, opened its doors to residents last month, reports

Named after Florence Green—a regular visitor to residents of the Samuel A. Green House, an affordable housing complex for seniors in Elkins Park—the “Flo Green House,” will cater to residents at least 62 years of age that meet certain low-income thresholds. 

Operated by Federation Housing Inc., both “Green” complexes were supported by donations from Firstrust Bank and the Daniel B. and Florence E. Green Family Foundation. 

Built by Penrose Properties using affordable housing tax credits, the Florence E. Green House features 60 one- and two-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors.

Senior Lifestyle Corp. Opens $23.3 Million Senior Community in Chicago Heights

Senior Lifestyle Corp. and Chicago Heights city officials gathered this month after a year of planning to celebrate the grand opening of Prairie Green at Dixie Highway, according to the city of Chicago Heights’ website.

The supportive living center encompasses 100,000-square-feet and contains 144 rooms, four of which already have residents with eight more on the way.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority provided $18.5 million in tax-exempt bond financing, a large portion of the project’s total $23.3 million cost of the building. 

Prairie Green at Dixie Highway was developed between Bob Leuder Fields and First Midwest Bank on Dixie Highway. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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