In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/28/14)

Construction: Planned

Council Approves Assisted Living Plans for National HealthCare Corporation

South Carolina’s Bluffton Planning Commission this week signed off on plans by National HealthCare Coropration to add a 56-bedroom assisted living community and a 20-unit memory care section on 4.5 acres along S.C. 170, reports The Beaufort Gazette.

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Final approval of the $12.8 million expansion project is executed in the next month, according to Thomas & Hutton architect Ryan Smith in the article, while National HealthCare Corporation expects construction to follow by the end of the year or early 2015. 

Illinois Senior Living Communities Undergoing $20 Million of Renovations

Two senior living communities in Rockford, Ill., are undergoing extensive renovations of up to $20 million to upgrade and expand their existing campuses, reports Rockford Register Star

One of those communities is Wesley Willows, an independent, assisted living and memory care community that broke ground this summer on an $18 million project that will add 36 one-bedroom apartments, raining in size from 794- to 1,342-square-feet.

For the other project, P.A. Peterson Center for Health is finalizing details for renovations that will add “hotel-inspired” services and amenities to its facility. The community, which Skokie, Ill.-based Villa Healthcare assumed ownership of in July, is known as The Villa at P.A. Peterson.

The $2 million project is currently in the design phase and needs state approval, according to one Villa Healthcare executive in the article.

The project will expand the facility’s therapy gyms and will also add a bistro, computer lounge and more common ares, as well as room upgrades.

Construction: In process

Pinkard Construction Commences $8.4 Million Build-Out of Luxury Tower

Colorado-based firms Pinkard Construction, Davis Partnership Architects, along with owner’s representative NV5, have begun construction on The Landmark East at The Landmark, an $8.4 million project that will include the extensive build-out of the community’s luxury tower. 

East West Partners, which manages The Landmark located in Greenwood Village, Colo., was named receiver of The Landmark development in November 2013. Originally the project of a developer who filed for bankruptcy in 2008, the $500 million development in Greenwood Village was never fully completed.

Pinkard Construction will assist East West Partners in the construction and installation of interior finishes in the remaining unfinished units, overhaul the sales office and renovate the lobby of The Landmark East Tower. 

The final residences will be finished in early 2015, according to a release from Pinkard. 

True North Group Brings Stand-Alone Memory Care to Indiana

Private equity firm True North Group, LLC, has broken ground on Fort Wayne’s first stand-alone memory care community, NorthWoods Village at Inverness Lake. 

The project, slated to open in April 2015, will provide 54 private and semi-private suites for residents afflicted with Alzheimer’s, dementia, as well as other cognitive impairments. 

Pocket-Style CCRC Begins $60 Million Expansion in Oregon

Rose Villa, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Portland, Ore., has begin construction on a $60 million expansion project that will add several “pocket neighborhoods” to the existing campus, reports Wisconsin State Journal.

Expansion plans include the addition of 75 new independent living units and new common areas to the 22-acre development, which currently offers 132 senior housing units. 

Of these added residences, 40 will be grouped in small pocket neighborhoods meant to emulate single-family housing. About five units will be featured within each one-story building.

Another design element of the expansion will be independent living units on the top floor of mixed-used buildings that will be built along a new “Main Street” section of the community. Restaurants, cafes, a wine bar, retail outlets, a performing arts center, wellness studio, aquatic center, technology and learning center will occupy the ground floor.

Construction: Completed

The Waters Senior Living Readies Opening for New Minn. Community

The Waters of Oakdale, a 92-apartment senior living community in Oakdale, Minn., will hold its grand opening September 18.

The four-story, 101,036-square-foot community, owned and operated by Twin Cities-based The Waters Senior Living, was constructed by Hopkins, Minn.-based contractor Frana Companies and Kaas Wilson Architects of Minneapolis.

Community amenities include a day spa and salon, relaxation studios, health and wellbeing studio, restaurant, cafe, creative arts studio and heated underground parking. 

Through a partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, the community will utilize the expertise of registered nurses to build deeper one-on-one relationships with residents, The Waters Senior Living stated in a release.

Written by Jason Oliva

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