In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/31/14)

Construction: Planned

LCB Senior Living Gains Approval for 84-Unit Project in New Hampshire

Norwood, Mass.-based operator and developer LCB Senior Living this week received Planning Board approval to construct its newest project, The Residences at Salem Woods.

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The 72,000 square-foot, 84-apartment building will include a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, along with a Reflections Memory Care wing.

The Residences will also include various common rooms, including living rooms, a library, computer room, private dining, entertainment, recreation, cafe, among others, the company stated in a release.

Outside, the community’s landscaped grounds will feature walking paths, sitting areas and gardens.

LCB expects construction to commence in fall 2014, and be completed in early 2016.

Construction: In process

Thrive Senior Living Breaks Ground on Georgia Assisted Living Lodge

Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living broke ground this week on a new lodge-style community in Athens, Ga.

The Village at Athens is a 70-unit assisted living and memory care project, which is a joint venture with Chicago-based developer Paragon Real Estate and Irvine, Calif.-based Summit Healthcare REIT.

Featuring stone, wood, and granite surfaces, the community’s lodge-like environment includes multiple courtyards, outdoor fireplaces, a spa, beauty salon, fitness center, doctors office and movie theatre, to name a few.

Like Thrive’s other recent projects, The Village at Athens will also include the LG Smart Senior Living technology platform, which creates a digital environment that fosters integrated communication, medication management, electronic health records and resident care plans all on a single device for each care team member.

Construction is being handled by Athens-based Compass Contracting.

Henry Bros. Co. Begins Construction on Senior Lifestyle Corp. Facility

Hickory Hill, Ill.-based Henry Bros. Co. has begun construction of a new affordable senior housing community in Bellwood, Ill. for Chicago-based operator Senior Lifestyle Corp., reports Real Estate Journals.com.

Senior Suites of Bellwood will be a four-story, wood-frame, building encompassing 90,710 square-feet and 89 units.

When finished, the building will feature one- and two-bedroom units, a 10,000 square-foot community room, dining room, lounges and fitness center.

Architecture firm NORR Illinois, Inc. joined Senior LIfestyle and Henry Bros. on the development.

Friendship Retirement Community Breaks Ground on New Rehab Facility

Friendship Retirement Community in Roanoke, Va. is preparing to celebrate the start of construction this week on a new rehabilitative skilled nursing facility.

The $13 million, 73,000 square-foot facility, dubbed Friendship Health & Rehab South, will tally 120 private-room beds and is expected to have a construction timeline of about 18 months, the community stated in a release.

Va.-based Turner-Long Construction is leading the development of the project, which is slated for a completion in fall 2015.

Construction: Completed

Erickson Living Opens Independent Living Building at Ashby Ponds Campus

Erickson Living’s Ashby Ponds community in Ashburn, Va. officially opened the doors to its seventh independent living residence, Willow Crossing.

The $30 million project, which began on the 132-acre campus in November 2013, adds 101 new apartment homes as well as added community spaces, including a new dining venue, another fitness space and a theater room.

By November of last year, Erickson reported 99% of the apartment homes in Willow Crossing had been reserved. Once all new residents move in, there will be about 175 new neighbors at Ashby Ponds.

Willow Crossing was designed by Baltimore-based firm Marks, Thomas Architects, while Whiting-Turner served as the general contractor.

ABHOW Celebrates Grand Opening of New Colorado Rehab Center

Pleasanton, Calif.-based American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW), Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinkard Construction and Denver architectural firm William Brummett Architects last week celebrated the completion of renovations to a rehabilitation center in Mountain Vista, Colo.

The six-month long renovation overhauled an entire wing of the building’s skilled nursing area to create 14 rehab suites specifically designed for short-term rehab care.

The new short-term suites will enable Mountain Vista’s residents to receive the rehabilitative therapy they need as they transition back to independent living, assisted living or their previous home, the companies stated in a release.

Project scope included the addition of private showers to all suites, bringing in more daylighting via skylights, adding a new dining area and common areas for a more home-like feel.

Additionally, Mountain Vista has also created a new therapy gym, resident services center and beauty parlor equipped with new finishes and furnishings.

The renovations represent the first phase of a two phase project, the second of which has already begun and will add a new assisted living memory care wing to Mountain Vista’s community.

Pennrose Properties Opens New Affordable Housing Community in N.J.

After a three-year development process, Philadelphia-based Pennrose Properties last week officially opened its newest affordable housing community in Paterson, N.J.

Developed in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Paterson, the $22.5 million, LEED-certified community consists of 205 apartments and townhomes.

Apartment features include open floor plans, large windows, modern kitchens, spacious closets, ceramic tiled baths and a washer and dryer hook up in each home.

Community amenities include meeting space and a gymnasium, along with on-site programming that offers activities such as cooking classes, financial classes, garden club and more.

Future development phases will include senior apartments and an early childhood education center.

Written by Jason Oliva

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