In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/17/14)

Construction: Planned

Validus Senior Living to Break Ground on New Florida Assisted Living Project

Tampa, Florida provider Validus Senior Living will team with a local developer to create a combined assisted living and memory care community that the company says will feature innovative programming and life-enhancing technology.

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Validus anticipates breaking ground on the new InspiredLiving at Lakewood Ranch community in early May with a Summer 2015 grand opening.

The 98,000-square-foot property will feature a three-story assisted living residential wing with 79 suites connected to a one-story common area, which will connect to a single-story memory care residence containing 43 specialized suites. 

Everything from fall motion sensors in the residents’ suites to keyless door locks will be included within the new community. 

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The facility will be construction on a nine-acre parcel closely adjacent to the corner of State Road 70 and I-75 in the Creekwood development of the Lakewood Ranch area. 

Massillon Senior Living Buys Land to Develop 122-unit Community

Massillon Senior Living recently purchased 20 acres of land in its namesake town Massillon, Ohio, and hopes to construct a 122-unit senior living community, reports IndeOnline.

The company purchased the land with Lemmon and Lemmon, Inc., a development company based in North Canton, Ohio, for $775,000. 

Project plans call for studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, as well as an assisted living component.

Lemmon must submit a site plan application to the city detailing construction. Pending approval, the project could start as early as fall 2014, according to one official cited in the article. 

Developers estimate that the project costs could total about $10 million. 

Presbyterian Homes & Services Proposes Senior Housing for Wisconsin

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) has announced plans to develop a senior living community on land adjacent to Hudson Hospitals & Clinic in Hudson, Wisconsin. 

The plan will be brought to the Hudson City Council for approval on April 21, 2014. Pending approvals, construction is anticipated to begin in June 2014. 

Plans for the first phase feature construction of a medical suite for DaVita dialysis clinic that will offer 12 chronic dialysis stations and two home training rooms. The suite is expected to open in Fall 2014.

Following this phase, construction will then begin for housing that will include 160 senior apartments, assisted living and memory care apartments, and an array of amenities that have yet to be disclosed. 

The project is the result of a three-year collaboration between PHS, Hudson Hospitals & Clinic and DaVita.

Construction: In process

Erickson CCRC Begins $30 Million Expansion in Colorado

Wind Crest, a CCRC managed by Erickson Living, began construction this week on two additional residence buildings for its 84-acre campus. 

The $30 million expansion will include 105 apartment homes, a library, a second fitness center, a 240-seat auditorium, a banquet room and two additional restaurants. 

Apartments will range in size from one-bedrooms starting at 800-square-feet, to the largest luxury apartments at 2,000-square-feet. 

Wind Crest’s new additions are scheduled to open in early Summer 2015. 

Dallas, Texas-based JHP is the architect for the expansion, while Brinkmann Constructors, Inc. is the general contractor. 

Friendship Village of Bloomington CCRC Embarks on $5.2 Million Renovation

Friendship Village of Bloomington, a CCRC located in Minnesota, announced it has broken ground this week on a $5.2 million renovation project that focuses on enhancing the community’s dining facilities.

The project includes the creation of a second dining venue, a major kitchen expansion, the addition of a wood stone pizza oven, among other upgrades. 

A complete remodeling of the community’s formal dining room will feature table service and restaurant-style entrees as well as an additional chef that will create new menus and more food options.

The new dining venue will embrace a bistro concept and will include a more casual setting serving à la carte fare and more takeout options. A kitchen expansion will also provide high-end gourmet equipment, more prep areas and storage for fresh meats and produce. 

Minneapolis-based Tremain Architects and Planners designed the areas to be renovated. 

The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2014 or early 2015, the community stated in a release. 

Avanti Breaks Ground on $15 Million Assisted Living Project

Texas-based Avanti Senior Living broke ground this week on a $15 million development in the Towne Lake master-planned community in Cypress, Texas, reports Houston Business Journal.

The project will offer 90 residences for assisted living and memory care.

The Towne Lake development is among several construction projects planned for the Texas market as of late. 

Construction: Completed

The LaSalle Group Opens Autumn Leaves Community in Edmond, OK

The LaSalle Group is gearing up to celebrate the grand opening of its first community in the Oklahoma City metro area: Autumn Leaves of Edmond. 

The 28,000-square-foot, $8.8 million memory care community will provide specialized care to nearly 50 residents living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory impairment.

With community design based on the latest Alzheimer’s research and high-tech equipment for resident safety, the building offers free programs to the public including seminars, speakers and monthly Alzheimer’s support groups. 

Autumn Leaves of Edmund is also the first free-standing memory care community in Edmond, an area where one in ten seniors in Oklahoma is living with Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The community is located approximately 15 miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City and approximately one mile from The University of Oklahoma Medical Center Edmond, and less than three miles from Integris Health Edmond.

The grand opening event is scheduled for Thursday, April 24. 

The LaSalle Group also recently completed the construction of another community located in Woodstock, Georgia—Autumn Leaves of Towne Lake. 

Like the Edmond community, Autumn Leaves of Towne Lake will provide specialized care to nearly 50 residents living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. 

The $9.8 million development is located approximately 30 miles north of Atlanta. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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