In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/10/14)

Construction: Planned

Smith/Packett Planning 102-unit Assisted Living Project in Virginia

Senior housing developer Smith/Packett has plans to build a 102-unit assisted living community in Tabb, Virginia, reports Williamsburg Yorktown Daily.

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An application for the project submitted by Smith/Packett outlines a two-story building totaling about 90,000-square-feet, including amenities such as activity rooms, a commercial kitchen, dining room, pub or lounge area, outdoor walking trails, a gazebo, outdoor courtyards and multi-use areas.

LCB Senior Living proposes 90-unit New Hampshire assisted living project

Norwood, Massachusetts-based LCB Senior Living is proposing to build a 90-unit assisted living and memory care community located in Salem, New Hampshire, reports Eagle Tribune.

If approved, the site of the proposed development would be located on seven acres of land across the street from the Ingram Senior Center.

Project plans call for a three-story development that will include 64 assisted living units and a 26-bed Alzheimer’s care unit.

Construction: In process

Bel Rae Senior Living Breaks Ground on $14 Million Project in Minn.

Construction is underway on a new three-story, 97-unit senior living community in Mounds View, Minnesota—a project that is owned by Bel Rae Senior Living and will be managed by Ebenezer Management Services of Minneapolis, MN.

The Bel Rae, as the project has been dubbed, will feature independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments within the building’s 105,000-square-foot structure.

Designed by Minneapolis-based Kaas Wilson Architects, the $14 million project is beans built by Nottingham Construction of Stillwater, MN and is expected to be complete by March 2015.

Upon completion, The Bel Rae will feature state-of-the-art monitoring and reporting technology, overnight guest rooms, underground parking, community room and a high-end, restaurant-quality dining room.

The community will also provide an activities director and a full-time nurse on-call 24 hours a day, as well as onsite visits by geriatric physicians and nurse practioners.

South Carolina Assisted Living Community Celebrates Groundbreaking

As noted in a previous edition of In the Pipeline, officials with North Carolina-based Wellmore are now in the process of developing a $35 million assisted living community in Tega Cay, South Carolina, following a groundbreaking celebration this week.

Developed by Stonecrest Development, the 152-unit project will offer assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and short-term rehab services to its residents.

Additional project partners include CNL Healthcare Properties, Red Capital Group and Maxwell Group.

The Wellmore property is slated to open during Summer 2015.

Dominion Partners Announces $38 Million New Construction Pipeline

Birmingham, Alabama-based Dominion Partners has announced plans to expand its senior living portfolio by more than $38 million in new construction and already has several projects currently in the works.

Dominion recently broke ground on a $13.8 million project called Somerby at Santa Rosa Beach located in the Florida Panhandle, and is completing construction drawings for a $25 million independent living phase of Somerby of Peachtree City outside of Atlanta.

Project plans for Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach include 52 assisted living and 24 memory care apartments located on a site that encompasses six acres of land at the intersection of Highway 98 and West Hewett Road.

The community will feature “lushly” landscaped courtyards, exercise walking trails, water features and broad boardwalks, as well as amenities such as chef-styled dining with patio options, wellness areas featuring a medical clinic, fitness room, physical therapy facilities and state-of-the-art hydrotherapy and aerobics pools.

Also included will be a library, computer center, recreation room and a day spa equipped with manicure and pedicure stations.

Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach will be the sixth Somerby senior living community.

For the second project, the expansion of Somerby of Peachtree City—which opened last year—plans include developing 12 villas and 100 independent living apartments in a four-story building.

Phase II of this project will break ground on a 13-acre site adjacent to the existing Somerby of Peachtree City, and is anticipating a groundbreaking this summer.

In addition to these two projects currently underway, Dominion’s Principal and CEO Al Worthington says the company plans to bring Somerby communities to Nashville and Sandy Springs, Georgia.

The Somerby senior living communities are operated by Somerby Senior Living, a division of Dominion Partners.

The Plaza Assisted Living Breaks Ground on New Hawaii Project

Honolulu, Hawaii-based provider The Plaza Assisted Living broke ground recently on its newest assisted living community in Waikiki, reports Pacific Business News.

Development costs associated with the new development, dubbed The Plaza at Waikiki, were not disclosed, however, the location of the project will be on the site of the former PBS Hawaii building.

The Waikiki project marks The Plaza Assisted Living’s fifth property.

Honolulu-based developer MW Group, Ltd. will build the new facility.

Construction: Completed

The Terraces of Phoenix CCRC Completes $1.2 Million Expansion

The Terraces of Phoenix recently completed construction on a $1.2 million expansion project that includes a large performance center, new dining and fitness area.

The Viva Center is a 25,000-square-foot commons area that houses these areas available for resident use.

Residents raised approximately $500,000 through donations, auctions, estate sales and social events to help with project costs.

The completed expansion is the latest development for The Terraces of Phoenix, which features 217 residential living residences that include onsite healthcare, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care.

The community is managed by ABHOW.

The Samarkand CCRC Dedicates, Opens Resident Center

The Samarkand, a faith-based CCRC operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, officially dedicated a 9,527-square-foot, two-story building this week.

The LifeCenter building is intended to be the hub of resident activity at the senior living community located in Santa Barbara, CA.

Designed by Kilburn Architects LLC of Seattle, Washington, the LifeCenter building also drew from resident input as part of its design process.

Unique for this development is the fitness center located on the second floor, when usually, due to the weight of the equipment, these facilities are located on the ground floor.

Residens and the architect both wanted to offer those using the fitness facility views of the mountains, so Kilburn mitigated weight/noise issues and put the fitness center on the second floor with an indoor/outdoor cafe and a wellness clinic.

Written by Jason Oliva

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