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

Construction: Planned

North Carolina CCRC Gets Initial Go-Ahead for $42 Million Expansion

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Winston-Salem, N.C. has received an initial approval from state regulators as it seeks to embark on a $42 million expansion of its existing campus, reports Triad Business Journal.

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Expansion plans call for the CCRC, Salemtowne, to construct a 118,498-square-foot skilled nursing facility on its campus near the existing Philips Health Care Center, which is now dedicated to skilled nursing care but would be converted to assisted living.

Operated by Moravian Home Inc., an affiliate of the Moravian Church, Salemtowne currently houses 174 residents in independent living, 46 assisted living residents and 84 individuals who require skilled nursing care.

Overall the expansion plans call for the addition of 16 skilled nursing beds and 20 assisted living beds. Community officials expect construction to begin sometime mid-2015 with an opening date in 2017.

Maplewood Senior Living to Develop 98-Unit Assisted Living Project in Conn. 

Westport, Conn.-based Maplewood Senior Living announced Wednesday its intent to develop a luxury, three-story assisted living community on a 27 acre parcel of land in Southport, Conn.

The development will consist of 98 assisted living and memory care units, as well as the restoration of the surrounding wildlife and Mill Pond dam area.

Dubbed Maplewood at Southport, the project will entail 92,000-square-feet of development and will evoke the tradition of New England grand resort hotels of the early 20th century.

Amenities will include libraries, coffered lobbies, timbered great room, gourmet display of kitchens and spas. Outdoors, the grounds will feature terraced gardens, along with a tiber entrance bridge.

Maplewood is working closely with the Aspetuck Land Trust to conserve and preserve a substantial portion of the development parcel for recreation and enjoyment, incorporating walking trails and educational opportunities for the public’s use.

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities Plans $138 Million CCRC Expansion

West Point, Penn.-based ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc. is planning a $138 million expansion of a CCRC in Matthews, N.C.

The parent company of Plantation Estates, ACTS is adding an additional 216 independent living apartments in 14-18 unit buildings with underground parking and 40 one-story villas with two-car garages. 

The approximately 1,800-2,100-square-foot villas will have two bedrooms with den, two bathrooms and availability in a choice of styles.

Overall, the project also includes new formal and casual dining venues, a fitness center, an assisted living residence  with 80 suites and a new skilled care center with 100 private rooms.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015.

Country Place Senior Living to Construct Oklahoma Assisted Living Facility

Dallas-based Country Place Senior Living is interested in constructing an assisted living facility on a vacant property in Pryor Creek, Okla., reports The Prior Daily Times.

Information provided to the city of Pryor Creek includes project plans detailing a development of a capacity of 30 beds, which are approximately 18,000-square-feet each.

Additional features will include common areas such as dining venues, activities lounge, library, exercise room day resident respite area and a storm shelter. 

The owner of the vacant parcel is seeking a rezoning of the property, which will go before a Planning and Zoning committee meeting August 28.

Construction: In process

LCS Begins Phase II of Phoenix Community Construction

Des Moines, Iowa-based LCS is underway on its second phase of construction at Sagewood, a 292-residence luxury senior living community located in Phoenix. 

Strong community sales and a recovering housing market has spurred the second phase of “casitas” now under construction at the community

Casitas range from 2,173- to 2,326-square-feet for a two bedroom, den and 2.5 bath design, and also offer a large patio with a fireplace and water feature in addition to the community’s desert landscaping. The detached, single-story casitas also feature a two-car garage. 

Sagewood sold out its initial 24 casitas and the community is 83% reserved, with prices starting at $323,300 for residences featuring detached casitas and villas to lofts and apartment homes with a choice of 19 floor plans.

Construction completion is planned for lat summer. 

The Weitz Company and Smith Group JJR are providing general contracting and architecture services to the project. 

Grace Assisted Living to Open Boise Assisted Living Community Next Year 

Grace Assisted Living, an Idaho-based provider, is on track to open an $8 million assisted living community in Twin Falls, Ida., reports local MagicValley.com.

The 78,000-square-foot, two-story facility will feature 85 apartments in studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts. 

In terms of amenities, the new facility will include a beauty salon, recreation room, theater room and private dining venues, as well as four courtyards to be built within the complex. 

Construction: Completed

The Springs at Carman Oaks Completes $7 Million Facelift

McMinnville, Ore.-based The Springs Living this week announced the completion of a $7 million project to remodel one of its communities in the Lake Oswego neighborhood of Portland. 

The Springs at Carman Oaks now includes a swimming pool and spa, outdoor gardens, an on-site pub, wellness and fitness areas as well as a theater. Also included in the renovations were a new deck with covered seating, fireplace and grilling area, along with a new reception and office area.

The Springs Living currently operates 12 communities—10 across Oregon and two in Montana.

Portland-based Todd Construction provided oversight for the project.

Written by Jason Oliva

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