In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/5/14)

Construction: Planned

California City Council OK’s $62.8M Senior Living Redevelopment

The City Council of Pleasanton, California, recently approved a $62.8 million redevelopment project for a senior living community that will begin construction next year, reports Pleasanton Weekly

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California-based developer MidPen will tackle the redevelopment project, which will replace two senior apartments and give residents the choice of 131 new apartment homes that will be in one-story cottages or in a two- or three-story building, according to project officials cited in the article.

MidPen is still seeking approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which currently owns one of the apartment complexes the developer is looking to demolish, before it can begin construction.

Officials anticipate a construction start for late next year, but no later than early 2016.

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Kansas City CCRC to Embark on $90M Redevelopment

Another redevelopment project is coming to a 450-acre continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lee Summit, Missouri, with project costs totaling up to $90 million, reports Kansas City Business Journal.

The CCRC, John Knox Village, plans to add 163 new independent living units split between two apartment projects. 

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One of the buildings will include one- and two-bedroom units, ranging in size from 700- to 1,050-square-feet. 

The redevelopment project will also add a restaurant, meeting rooms, a private dining room, a theater, a salon and kitchen in a new 10,000-square-foot building. 

Other plans for the project include building nine new “combo” apartment units, which KCBJ reports will be completed by putting smaller existing units together. 

Additionally, six new “Northside Villas” will also be added to the community.

Partners involved in the project include St. Louis-based general contracting firm, Paric Corp.; SFCS, a senior housing architecture firm; interior design firm Studio Six 5; Westwood Civil Engineering Services; and Ziegler.

The redevelopment is to be completed in 2017. 

Minnesota Developer Plans First Dive into Senior Housing

Oppidan Investment Co., a company headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, has plans to develop its first-ever senior housing project, Star Tribune reports.

The $14 million project, dubbed Red Rock Senior Living, will feature 77 units comprised of 14 independent living apartments, 24 assisted liven, 32 memory care units, six care suites and one guest suite.

Encompassing a total of 75,873-square-feet on 3.5 acres, Red Rock will be located near CornerStone Medical Specialty Centre and the Woodwinds Hospital campus. 

Upon completion, which is expected by June 2015, the facility ill be operated by Minneapolis-based Ebenezer in partnership with Fairview Health Services.

Construction: In process

The Douglas Company Embarks on $13.1M Project in Dublin, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio-based The Douglas Company has begun construction on a new $13.1 million assisted living and memory care community located on the existing Senior Star campus at Dublin Retirement Village.

Project plans call for 81,000-square-feet of new construction that will add 81 additional apartments to the retirement community—60 assisted living and 21 memory support units.

The expansion will also offer new features to residents that include a memory care garden, fitness center, entertainment room, full-service kitchen, salon, spa and resident laundry facilities.

Other additional features include wander guard technologies, CCTV systems and a Snoezelen therapy room.

BeeryRio Architects of Springfield, Virginia, provided architectural and design services. 

The project is The Douglas Company’s first for owner Senior Star Living.

Jewish Senior Services Breaks Ground on $72M Conn. Community

Construction is underway on a $72 million, intergenerational senior living community developed by Jewish Senior Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Minuteman News Center reports.

Officials broke ground on the 367,000-square-feet project last month, which will contain 23 “households” incorporating 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms, a short-term rehabilitation and memory care wing, as well as 18 assisted living units. 

Construction completion is scheduled for April 2016. 

Ryan Companies and SilverCrest Properties Break Ground on $29M Project 

Ryan Companies US, Inc. and SilverCrest Properties, LLC, recently broke ground last month on SilverCreek on Main, a $29 million senior living community in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

The 275,000-square-foot project located on 9 acres, features 195 units and offers a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care. 

Amenities include state-of-the-art fitness stations by TechnoGym designed specifically for older adults, an aquatic therapy pool and a warm water multi-purpose pool for lap swimming and water aerobics.

The community will also feature luxury apartments, an “elegant” dining room, theater, chapel, card room, salon with barber shop, bistro, general store, library and a club room to be used for social gatherings and happy hour.

Minneapolis-based Kaas Wilson Architects and McDonough, Georgia-based Encompass Group Interior Design have also partnered on the development.

Ryan Companies anticipates a completion of SilverCreek on Main by July 2015. 

South Bay Partners Begins Work on 70-Unit Illinois Memory Care Project

Dallas-based South Bay Partners, Inc. recently announced the groundbreaking of The Springs at Vernon Hills, a 70-unit memory care facility in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

The 39,000-square-feet facility will be the 25th memory care project in partnership with JEA Senior Living, which will manage the daily operations when the building opens.

The The Springs at Vernon Hills is also the 10th ground-up development South Bay Partners has done in collaboration with Charles Hall Construction as contractor, a company headquartered in Willowbrook, IL. 

Construction: Completed

Elite Care Opens Memory Care Expansion in Milwaukee

Oregon-based Elite Care Management Group announced last week the grand opening of a new two-house unit on the company’s Oatfield Estates campus in Milwaukie, Oregon.

The expansion accommodates 24 additional resident suites at Oatfield Estates to the community’s 96 private resident suites.

The community, which is located on 5.6 acres, is surrounded by old growth trees and walking paths that lead to a year-round garden clubhouse. The community also features over an acre of on-site organic garden beds and a chicken coop.

Developers Complete Construction of $13.8M Brightview Mass. Community

Baltimore, Maryland-based developer The Shelter Group has recently finished construction of a Brightview Arlington, a $13.8 million senior living community located in Arlington, Massachusetts, reports Boston Business Times.

The community features 90 units, including 60 apartments for assisted living and 30 apartments for residents requiring memory care services.

The four-story, 68,691-square-feet community includes two dining rooms—one of which is private—a café, wellness/fitness center, an activities room, beauty/barber salon, library and outdoor patios.

Manchester, New Hampshire-based PROCON was the architect of record and construction manager for the Arlington community. JSA Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was the design architect.

Spectrum Retirement Completes Newest Community in Indiana

Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities this week announced it has completed construction on its newest community, Meadow Brook Senior Living in Fishers, Indiana. 

Meadow Brook includes 88 apartments offering assisted living and memory care in floor plans that range from studio-sized apartments to two-bedroom, two-bath 1,000-square-feet apartment homes.

Vessel Architecture & Design and Catamount Constructors also partnered on the development along with Spectrum.

ABHOW Completes Latest Phase of $30M CCRC Expansion

Valle Verde, a CCRC owned and managed by ABHOW in Santa Barbara, California, this week announced it has completed the latest phase of its $30 million expansion—the addition of 40 new single-story residences.

The announcement of the 40-residecne completion, which will add up to more than 60,000-square-feet, arrives a year after Valle Verde had announced the expansion was halfway done.  

The community’s expansion will also include additional parking spaces, a renovated theatre, convenience store, multi-purpose art room, card room and meditation chapel, among a variety of additional amenities such as a putting green, wellness clinic, fitness center and new styling salon.

Written by Jason Oliva

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