In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/26/14)

Construction: Planned

Pathway Senior Living Proposes 120-Unit Supportive Living Facility

Des Plaines, Illinois-based Pathway Senior Living is proposing to build a 120-unit senior living facility in Lake Zurich, a northwest suburb of Chicago, reports Lake Zurich Courier.

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Village trustees have agreed that the proposal to build a three-story supportive living facility on part of six acres in north Lake Zurich should go before the advisory plan commission for a public hearing.

The proposed community would classify as affordable under federal and state regulations, meaning at least 25% of the 120 units would be rented to adults age 65 and older who have annual incomes of $26,000 or less, according to Pathway Principal and Co-President Robert Helle. 

Floor plans for individual units would be constructed as one-bedroom apartments—not studios—with kitchenettes. Additionally, a patio, living room, inning room, library, computer space, social area, sun room and beauty parlor would also be included within the building. 

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The Village Plan Commission is expected to review the application for the project next month, the article notes.

Primrose Retirement Communities Set for Indiana groundbreaking

Aberdeen, South Dakota-based Primrose Retirement Communities will begin construction next month on an 84-unit independent and assisted living community in Mishawka/South Bend, Indiana, the company announced in a release this week.

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The community will consist of 36 independent living and 40 assisted living apartment homes in a main two-story building and eight independent living townhome villas.

Apartments will be available in one- and two-bedroom floor plans, and residents will be able to enjoy a variety of amenities, including a wellness center, pub, billiards room, chapel, movie theater, bistro and business center.

The Mishawka/South Bend community will be Primose’s third in the state of Indiana, joining locations in Anderson and Kokomo.

Primrose expects the project, which will be built by Majority Builders, Inc., and financed by MutualBank in Mishawka, to open in the summer of 2015. 

Construction: In process

Quality Senior Living, Blake Management Group Underway on Louisiana CCRC

Quality Senior Living and its affiliate Blake Management Group are underway on construction for a 93,000-square-foot continuing care retirement community in Lafayette, Louisiana, reports The Advertiser.

The community, dubbed The Blake at Lafayette, will be operated by Blake Management Group and will include 110 apartments.

The Blake will also include a number of amenities, which include fine and casual dining with indoor and outdoor courtyard sitting areas, a bar and lounge, coffee shop, bistro, ice cream parlor, salon, massage and spa services.

Also featured includes outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy, a sunlit chapel, custom putting greens and outdoor activity courts, a full feature theater room, landscaped courtyards with an outdoor fire pavilion, fountains, raised gardens, a business center, library, Internet cafe, fitness center and a general store.

The Blake at Lafayette is expected to open during the summer of 2015. 

Brothers of Mercy Break Ground on $18M Independent Living Project in Buffalo, NY

The Brothers of Mercy, a faith-based senior care provider in Clarence, New York, broke ground this week in Buffalo for an $18 million independent senior living project, reports The Buffalo News.

The Montabaur Heights apartment complex will be a full-service facility that will include daily meals, housekeeping services, a fitness center, library, movie theatre and a number of other amenities.

Montabaur Heights is the first phase of a planned $42 million investment in the 126-acre campus and is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

The LaSalle Group Brings Memory Care Project to Oklahoma City

Irving, Texas-based The LaSalle Group is constructing a new $9.5 million memory care community in southwest Oklahoma City under its Autumn Leaves brand.

The 30,000-square-foot Autumn Leaves of Southwest Oklahoma City development will provide housing for nearly 50 residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

Amenities include a full service beauty and barber salon, chef-prepared meals, dietician services, as well as various life engagement programs aimed at fulfilling residents’ needs for artistic expression, physical activity, spiritual support, continuing education, lifestyle and leisure. 

Due to high tornado activity in the area, the community will be the first Autumn Leaves development that features a tornado safety area, which will be used during severe weather. During construction, crews will reinforce one of the building’s corridors with additional concrete on all sides. 

The community is expected to open first quarter of 2015. 

Erickson Living Embarks on $22.2M of CCRC Expansion Projects

Erickson Living is investing approximately $22.2 million into several expansion projects at its Ashby Ponds CCRC in Ashburn, Virginia. 

Hickory Glen is a $14.3 million project that will include 68 independent living apartment homes with 14 different floor plans to the existing campus. The 124,000-square-foot building will include residences varying in size among one- and two-bedroom layouts. 

Apartment homes will feature amenities such as stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, along with upgraded lighting and flooring options. Additionally, nearly half of the homes will offer an outdoor living space with a screened-in patio or porch.

The second community building Erickson is adding to Ashby Ponds is the Great Oak Clubhouse, a $7.9 million project that will feature a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse including a performing arts theater, café, a banquet room, reading room, art studio and gallery, additional classrooms and a new control room for the community’s in-house television station, Erickson Living stated in a release.

Both expansion projects are scheduled to open by early 2015.

Baltimore-based firm Marks, Thomas Architects and general contractor Whiting-Turner are also partners on the projects. 

Discovery Senior Living’s $40M Naples Project 50% Complete

Discovery Senior Living is halfway toward completion on its $40 million independent and assisted living community in Naples, Florida, reports Naples News.

Discovery at Naples is located on a 6.9-acre parcel across from Physician’s Regional Medical Center, and is the second Discovery Village in southwest Florida. 

Upon completion, the community will feature a clubhouse building that encompasses a three-story wing of 30 apartment homes for independent living residents; a two- and three-story wing of 60 assisted living apartments; and a one-story wing of 30 memory care suites. 

The Grande Clubhouse will have two dining rooms, social areas, game room, bistro and ice cream parlor, bar and lounge, movie theater, a wellness center, fitness center, indoor heated wellness pool, beauty ad barber salon, media center with cognitive brain fitness and a multifunctional art, hobby and craft center.

The project is expected to be complete by January 2015. 

Tradition Senior Living Adding Assisted Living Component to Texas Facility

Texas-based Tradition Senior Living is adding a four-story assisted living and memory care building to its existing independent living community in Dallas. 

The new building has already broken ground and will comprise 75 assisted living and 38 memory care apartments, totaling 138,000-square-feet of construction added to the existing Tradition-Prestonwood, a high-end rental community.

Amenities include landscaped courtyards, technology for resident safety, health and medication management systems, along with spacious floor plans, TSL stated in a release.

Tradition-Prestonwood, which was TSL’s first independent living community, was built in 2010 with 215 units.

TSL also has another project currently under constriction, The Tradition-Lovers Lane, a senior living rental community providing a continuum of care, also in Dallas. 

The 7.5-acre community will include 202 independent living units and a 109-unit assisted living/memory care property next door. The property is scheduled for completion this summer.

Construction: Completed

U.S. Memory Care opens New 70-unit Community in Houston

U.S. Memory Care, LLC, announced this week the opening of its newest community, U.S. Memory Care of Vintage, in Houston, Texas, reports Your Houston News.

The community offers 70 large private and semi-private apartment suites and has already begun accepting new residents.

Amenities include a number of community and life enrichment activities such as a Main Street area that includes a sweet shop, theater, hobbies room, music hall and more.

Written by Jason Oliva

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