In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/1/14)

Construction: Planned

Pacifica Senior Living to Convert Florida Hotel into Assisted Living

Pacifica Senior Living will soon convert a Comfort Suites hotel in St. Augustine, Florida into a 125-unit assisted living community, reports The St. Augustine Record.

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Pacifica was granted a preliminary approval for the project back in December from the St. Johns County Growth Management Department, and has not submitted construction and design plans to the County in hopes of receiving approvals by the end of this summer.

The new facility will be called Pacifica St. Augustine and will be the company’s first venture into Northeast Florida, despite operating eight senior living communities in the state.

The LaSalle Group to Break Ground on $12 Million Chicago Memory Care Project

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Irving, Texas-based developer of memory care communities The LaSalle Group will break ground next week on its ninth community in Chicago under the company’s Autumn Leaves brand. 

Autumn Leaves of Arlington Heights will be $12 million, 30,000-square-foot memory care community in the northwest Chicago suburb of the same name. 

Upon completion, the community will feature Vigil System motion sensors and an array of amenities that include a beauty and barber salon, on-site memory care nurses and chef-prepared meals. 

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The community is expected to open first quarter of 2015. 

Presbyterian Communities and Services Gears Up for $93 Million Campus Expansion

Presbyterian Communities and Services, of Irving, Texas, is preparing to begin construction on a $93 million expansion that will increase the care offerings for one of its Dallas communities, reports Dallas Business Journal.

The expansion of Presbyterian Village North will add 350,000-square-feet—adding two independent living buildings, a transitional care unit and an expansion of an assisted living building. 

The project will add 175 apartments throughout the campus and 60-beds from the new transitional care unit. Additionally, the expansion will also provide a new fitness center that features an additional swimming pool, jacuzzi spa and locker groups. 

Construction is slated to begin in June. 

Construction: In process

Brightview Senior Living Breaks Ground on 90-Unit Connecticut Facility

Baltimore-based developer The Shelter Group and its subsidiary, Brightview Senior Living, have broken ground on a 90-unit senior living community located in Norwalk, Connecticut, The Commercial Record reports.

The community, which is scheduled to open in mid-2015, will provide assisted living and memory care on New Canaan Avenue in Norwalk.

A portion of land from the development site will be deeded to the Norwalk Land Trust to create a buffer from the surrounding residential neighborhood. 

Construction: Completed

ABHOW Completes $120 Million Skilled Nursing Addition at Fresno CCRC 

California nonprofit ABHOW recently completed $120 million of construction on new skilled nursing residences for The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens, a CCRC in Fresno, CA. 

The addition includes 54 private and semi-private skilled nursing suites for the community’s newest set of residences dubbed The Village. 

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens has added a number of additional amenities and living options since 2008, including the addition of 47 residential apartments, a bistro, pool, fitness center, beauty salon and spa.

A second phase of development earlier this year brought 24 memory support suites, 86 maintenance-free residential apartments, underground parking, multiple dining venues, common areas and a performing arts center.

The final phases of the community’s transformation will include 12 assisted living suites and is scheduled for completion this summer.

The Terraces at Los Altos Completes Phase 1 of $100 Million Transformation

The Terraces at Los Altos, a CCRC located in California, recently completed an initial phase of the community’s $100 million transformation, which included new memory support and skilled nursing residences. 

Completion of Phase I brings 30 skilled nursing suites in “neighborhood style” units that surround common spaces, which include a kitchen and open living and dining room. 

The transformation also adds 16 private memory support suites centered around “The Best Friends Approach,” a program focused on building relationships with residents based on individual life stories and experiences.

Over the next two years, The Terraces at Los Altos will continue its $100 million construction transformation, with Phase II set to begin this spring. The second phase looks to add 30 new assisted living residences to the campus. 

Phase III calls for 81 new residential living apartments, as well as new common areas, including a fitness center, restaurant-style dining venues, library, movie theater and more. 

All construction is scheduled to be compete by 2016.  

ABHOW manages The Terraces at Los Alto. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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