In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/8/14)

Construction: Planned

$10 Million Assisted Living Community Planned for Jackson, Michigan

Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers, a Michigan-based senior living provider, will invest at least $10 million into a new living center that will house about 190 seniors in Jackson, MI, reports MLive.

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Project plans call for independent and assisted living units, as well as a community center that will be available for weddings, receptions and other events for residents and community members. 

The 40-acre project site will be developed this summer, with an anticipated construction start slated for next year.

Donn B. Roberts of Jackson-based Roberts and Associates is the architect for the project. 

Global Senior Care to Build Two Texas Assisted Living Communities

Global Senior Care will begin construction on two new senior living communities in Texas later this year in the areas of Spring and Cypress.

Both projects will begin construction during the third quarter and will each contain 64 units of assisted living and memory care, according to a release from the company. 

Additionally, each project will also be developed as a 4-building campus layout with an even split of 32 assisted living and 32 memory care units, all planned for single-occupancy and private-pay residents. 

Unit sizes will range from 321-425-square-feet.

To manage marketing and operations at both communities, Global Senior Care has selected New Haven Assisted Living and Memory Care, also based in Texas.

Spectrum Retirement Communities Gains Approval for 130-Unit Project in Ohio

The Planning and Zoning Commission of Powell, Ohio last week approved plans for a 130-unit senior living development proposed by Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities, reports Olentangy Valley News.

When the Commission approved the plan, they also approved two variances allowing Spectrum to construct a building that is 38 feet tall at its highest point and the development of only 88 parking spaces instead of 150. 

The company hopes to begin construction this season, said Michael Longfellow, a vice president at Spectrum Retirement Communities, in the article.

Construction: In process

$161 Million CCRC Under Development in Plymouth, MN

Trillium Woods, a $161 million resort-style CCRC managed by Life Care Services, is currently under development in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The 914,000-square-foot campus began its first phase of construction in October 2013 and is scheduled to open in Summer 2015.

The community will feature 209 independent living residences and an on-site health center with private suites providing a total of 44 assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care suites.

On-campus amenities include a clubhouse, convenience store, postal service, on-site banking, fitness center with personalized wellness plans and rehabilitation center, library fireside lounges, spa, barbershop, salon, chapel, auditorium, indoor pool and outdoor terrace, as well as restaurant-style dining options. 

Floor plans will range from one- to two-bedroom units, plus den apartment homes as well as duplex-style garden homes. All residences will include pails or balconies and range from approximately 784-sq-ft to 2,277-sq-ft.

Residents who opt for apartment homes or garden homes will pay a one-time entrance fee ranging from $288,000 to $979,000 and a first-person monthly fee that ranges from $2,954 to $4,555 that is all inclusive, including future long-term care.

Bremerton, Washington-based Rice Fergus Miller designed the community. The Weitz Company of Des Moines, Iowa is serving as general contractor.  

Lutheran SeniorLife to Complete $57 Million Expansion in June

Philadelphia-based Lutheran SeniorLife will open the doors to its $57 million expansion of a community located in Zelienople, PA in June, reports TribLive News.

Work on the Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant Community includes building a 223,767-square-foot Abundant Life Center, constructing 10 residential cottages and tearing down a 107-year-old Olde Main building, which formerly housed nursing and personal care residents.

The Abundant Life Center will provide 20 apartments, 34 personal-care apartments and 102 nursing residents spread throughout six households. 

Part of the community will employ a Main Street design, which will feature amenities such as a coffee and ice cream shop, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a creative arts studio, library, beauty salon and barber, music room, a business center, wellness and fitness center.

Mainstreet Developing Medical Resort-Style Senior Housing in Plano, TX

Indiana-based Mainstreet has partnered with Dallas-based Greenbrier Development, LLC and Minneapolis-based Adolfson & Peterson Construction to develop a new Next Generation Medical Resort in Plano, Texas.

Construction is already underway on the 66,500-square-foot, two-story medical resort, which will offer 30 service-rich apartments for those who need “well-planned assistance” and 70 private and companion recover suites for those requiring rehabilitation and therapy services, the companies stated in a release.

About 90% of the rooms will be single-bed units with private bathrooms and the overall building will employ a hotel-like design with concierge-style delivery of services.

The soon-to-be-named community will offer four dining venues, including a casual Wi-Fi-enabled café and a pub for evening cocktails with friends and family, as well as two traditional, sit-down, restaurant-style dining areas.

Other amenities include an in-house movie theater, a fountain, fireplaces, salon, fitness center, game room, spa, and areas reserved for art and music. 

The project is the product of a joint venture partnership between Mainstreet and The Ensign Group to develop five new “healthcare resort” properties.

Once construction is completed during the first quarter of 2015, The Ensign Group will operate the resort. 

PRDG Architecture, based in Dallas, designed the development.

Construction: Completed

New Assisted Living Facility Opens in Orlando

A former nursing home-turned-assisted living is celebrating a grand opening Thursday in Orlando, Florida. 

For over 20 years, Wellspring operated as a nursing home under an organization called Christian Scientists, however Medicare cutbacks and other operating difficulties led the owners to close the facility and sell the property. 

In August 2013, Andreas Mueller, a German-born entrepreneur from Naples, FL bought the property and began remodeling and updating the facility. 

The couple spent $200,000 to modernize and beautify the building, which called upon the help of local contractors to work on new air conditioning units, the emergency generator, as well as roofers and plumbers. 

Wellspring now features two buildings located on over 13-acres of park and provides 17 assisted living beds and 17 independent living beds that have been approved by the state.

Developers Open Assisted Living Facility in Salem, OR

Northeast Salem, Oregon-based senior living provider Sweet Bye N Bye Inc. has recently opened a second residential care facility in Salem.

The community, Coral Springs Residential Care, opened in early April and features 30 private rooms with private baths, as well as amenities including a salon, homemade meals, hi-speed internet, private courtyard, theater-style living room and nurse call capabilities. 

This new 30-bed facility is located adjacent to another Sweet Bye N Bye’s existing 16-bed facility that was established in 2008.

Future development plans include a remodel and conversion of the 16-bed facility into a memory care community, the company stated in a release. 

Construction for the project was awarded to Star Builders LLC, a company based in Keizer, OR.

Written by Jason Oliva

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