In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/24/13)

Construction: Planned

Florida Developers Unveil Plans for Wisconsin Senior Living Complex

Harbor Retirement Associates appeared before the Shorewood Plan Commission last week to share their plans for a 96-unit senior living complex, reports the local Patch.

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The plan calls for a 4-story building containing 60 residential care units, as well as a one-story building featuring a main lobby, dining room and 36 memory care units.

Wisconsin-based Eppstein Uhen Architects provided the site plan for the proposed community.

The review process by the Plan Commission could be completed as early as September, according to one of the project’s developers.

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O’Reilly Development Co. to Build Continuum of Care Community

O’Reilly Development Company received formal approval this week from the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee on their presented Certificate of Need application to develop a senior living community in Blue Springs, Missouri.

The Committee unanimously approved the application for 40 assisted living and 32 memory care units that will be part of a larger continuum of care community on Adams Dairy Parkway.

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The entire senior community will include not only the assisted living and memory care residences, but also an additional 76 independent living units.

The 76 independent living units comprised of 10 studio apartments, 40 one-bedroom units and 26 two-bedroom units. This lodge-style building will also feature community common areas, offices, commercial kitchen, beauty shop, exercise and social rooms.

The 32 memory care units will be connected to the independent living residences, with each unit designed for the safety and comfort of cognitively impaired residents.

These units will feature private baths that also include walk-in showers, height appropriate fixtures such as toilets and sinks, and locking cabinets to protect residents from harm.

O’Reilly will partner with other Missouri-based companies such as SWD Architects; Build, LLC for general contracting; and Arrow Senior Living based in St. Louis for operations and property management.

Construction: In Process

Companies Partner to Break Ground on New Assisted Living Project

SRP Medical and Frontier Management announced last week that the two companies recently broke ground on a new assisted living and memory care community in McKinney, Texas.

The 84,000-square-foot project, located in Stonebridge Ranch on Stonebridge Drive just south of Eldorado Parkway, will offer 75 assisted living units and 32 memory care residences.

The community will feature studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartment homes with granite countertops and walk-in closets. The building will also feature amenities, including landscaped courtyards, a theater room, as well as dining and activity areas set in a country club-like setting.

The McKinney project was designed by GHLA Architects of Arlington and construction financing was provided by the locally based Independent Bank.

Opening is scheduled for June 2014.

Income-Restricted Senior Housing Development to Start Construction

The second phase of an affordable senior housing complex is scheduled to begin in south Wichita, Kansas, reports Wichita Business Journal.

The Gardens is a project for income-eligible seniors that comprises 24 units among three “eight-plexes,” and is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Building permits show that these “eight-plexes” are valued at $486,500 each and the community building at $218,000, putting the total community value at approximately $1.7 million.

Locally based companies Accel Construction LLC serves as the general contractor for the project, with LawKingdon Architecture designing the community.

The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas is also building the units.

LCB Senior Living Breaks Ground on Multi-Care Senior Housing

Massachusetts-based LCB Senior Living held a ground-breaking ceremony July 24 for a new senior housing development located in Ipswich, Mass., reports The Salem News.

The development, named The Residence at Riverbend, will feature a 75-unit independent, assisted and memory care apartment building with studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units.

Eight apartments, or 10% of the project, according to developers, will be designated as affordable.

The Residence at Riverbend is being built by Peabody-based Congress Companies, with LCB Senior Living as the owner and operator of the facility.

When finished, The Residence project will bring about $220,000 in real estate taxes before the community’s scheduled opening for Fall 2014.

Construction: Completed

$11.2 Million Memory Care Community Now Open in Texas

Autumn Leaves of West Houston just opened its eighth community in the Houston area since fall 2010.

The 26,000-square-foot memory care community, located in the Houston Energy Corridor just south of I-10, provides housing for as many as 46 residents exclusively living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory impairment.

Implementing an interior design model rooted in the latest scientific research, Autumn Leaves of West Houston features design elements with the intention of providing the best environment for residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia—from the type and color of the light, number of windows, to the type of artwork, carpet, paint and furniture.

Autumn Leaves of West Houston opened in mid-June and the community is currently conducting tours and taking deposits.

Autumn Leaves also opened an $10 million memory care community in the Atlanta area—Autumn Leaves of Sugarloaf.

The Sugarloaf community, which encompasses 26,000-square-feet, provides a home-like environment for as many as 46 residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses.

The community also features much of the research-based interior design elements that the Autumn Leaves of West Houston incorporates.

Bristal Assisted Living to Open First New Jersey Community

The Bristal Assisted Living will open its ninth community and first in New Jersey in Woodcliff Lake this October, according to a company release.

The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake was constructed at a cost of $40 million and is located on 4.2 acres and represents the first entry into New Jersey by developer Engel Burman Group, which has eight assisted living communities on Long Island and in Westchester.

The community features 145 assisted living suites and an additional 32 suites located in The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake’s Refections Memory Care area.

Amenities for the community include an outdoor heated pool, fitness studio, arts and crafts, book clubs, shopping trips and regularly scheduled cultural outings. Residents can also enjoy the community’s cinema, library and billiards parlor.

Monthly rents begin at $3,500 per month.

Del Webb Opens Second Community in Raleigh-Durham

Del Webb, a national brand of the PulteGroup, Inc., hosted a public grand opening for its second community in the Raleigh-Durham area on Saturday,  July 20, according to a company release.

Carolina Arbors will offer baby boomers an active lifestyle for those ages 55 and older.

Located in the city of Durham near Brier Creek, the community will include 1,275 homes on nearly 460 acres of land, including a 30,000-square-foot amenity center.

The amenity center will feature a fitness center, billiards room, demonstration kitchen, arts and crafts room, indoor pool and spa, library and commons lounge.

The community offers all single-story ranch homes, ranging from 1,109 to 3,469-square-feet. Prices start from $198,990.

Hospital Transforms into Senior Living, Completion Celebration Near

Developers of Silvercrest, a new senior living community in New Albany, celebrated the grand opening of the hospital-turned-senior community last week, reports Louisville Business Journal.

What was formerly used as a 150-bed tuberculosis hospital in Southern Indiana from 1940 until 1972, the Silvercrest building underwent a change of scene from 1974 to 2006, where it was used as the Silvercrest Children’s Development Center.

After the state closed the facility, real estate developer Matt Chalfant purchased the land and partnered with Louisville-based Trilogy Health Services LLC to transform the building into a senior community that offers independent, assisted and skilled nursing living options.

Renovations to the project totaled $16 million and about $4 million in new patio homes, reports Louisville Business Journal.

New Low-Income Senior Housing Opens in Indiana

City officials have restored former urban decaying apartments into affordable senior housing for low-income seniors, reports the IndyStar.

The 48-unit complex, now known as First Devington, was the former Arlington Palms Apartments that were shut down by the Marion County Health Department because of raw sewage, no gas and electric service, broken windows, mold and other health code violations.

The $8.4 million public-private project to transform the homes into livable senior residences received contributions from city HOME funds and $7.4 million in state tax credits.

The complex, which can house 96 people, features a computer room, private office space for physicians and an indoor exercise pool.

Written by Jason Oliva

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