In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/4/14)

Construction: Planned

Pinkard Construction to Build New Villagio Senior Living Community in Colo.

Pinkard Construction, along with Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh Architects, have been selected as general contractor and architect on the newest Villagio Senior Living community in Broomfield, Colo. 

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The project is a 51-unit “Memory Care Continuum,” the companies stated in a release.

The design, created by Villagio, allows community staff to deliver specialized programming tailored specifically to residents in their personal stage of dementia, as each resident progresses through Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia at different rates and in different ways.

Details on when the project would break ground were not disclosed.

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Christian Care Centers to Build 90-Unit Project in Texas

Mesquite, Texas-based Christian Care Centers recently selected Adolfson & Peterson Construction to build a new senior living facility in Allen, Texas.

Designed by REES Architects, the 72,000-square-foot, two-story building will offer 32 assisted living and 36 memory care units, as well as 22 independent living cottages to be completed under separate contract.

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Since November 2013, Adolfson & Peterson has been working in a pre-construction capacity with Christian Care Centers and REES Architects for the project, which is slated to break ground later this month with a completion scheduled for August 2015. 

American Senior Communities Plans 115-Unit Community for Indiana

American Senior Communities, an Indianapolis-based operator of more than 60 communities across Indiana, plans to build a 115-unit project on 9.5 acres in Lafayette, reports WLFI

The land, which the company purchased last week for $950,000, will become Aster Place, the 115-unit community that will also include 18 additional independent living apartments.

The project is the second new assisted living community to come to Lafayette in less than 16 months.

Construction: In process

Wildamere Properties to break ground on $13.4 million project in Minn.

Minnetonka, Minn.-based Wildamere Properties is developing a new $13.4 million senior living community in Lake City, Minn., that will break ground this month.

The Bluffs of Lake City will be a 67-unit independent, assisted living and memory care community connected to an existing care center owned by Mayo Clinic Health System, from which Wildamere Properties purchased land to develop the 83,500-square-foot project. 

The three-story development will consist of 42 independent and assisted living apartments, 24 memory care apartments and a guest suite.

Amenities include remote monitoring technology, outdoor patios, porches, gardens and walking paths, as well as a chapel, underground parking garage, bistro, club room, community room, movie theater, salon and spa. 

St. Paul, Minn.-based Pope Architects and Welsh Construction have also partnered on the project, which upon completion, will be managed by Ebenezer Management Services. 

Construction is expected to be completed in August 2015.

Sunrise Moves Forward on New Southern Calif. Assisted Living Project

McLean, Va.-based Sunrise Senior Living announced this week it is moving forward with construction on a new assisted living and memory care community in Southern California. 

The community, Sunrise at Palos Verde, which is expected to begin welcoming residents in early 2016, will be located in Torrance, Calif.

The four-story community will feature 80 units and a layout that will offer a variety of memory care neighborhoods and programs, depending on the individual needs of its residents, the company stated in a release.

Perimeter security, electronic health record systems, Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the premises and emergency call systems, as well as custom-designed furnishings and decor will also be included in the new community. 

Virgin Islands Breaks Ground on $31 Million Affordable Senior Housing

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony last week at the site of a new $31 million affordable senior housing project in Sugar Estate on St. Thomas, reports Virgin Islands Daily News.  

The 80-unit facility will feature 76 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units and will be available to seniors age 62 and older who can live independently.

Additional features within the community will include a parking garage, laundry facilities, outdoor gardens and community center that will have a kitchenette, communal living room, computer center and on-site offices for management and social service functions. 

The project is a public-private partnership between the V.I. Housing Authority and the Michaels Development Company. Contractor for the project is Prestige Building Company.

Financing for the development includes $26.6 million in equity raised by the sale of 9% federal low income tax credits allocated by the V.I. Housing Authority, along with V.I. Public Finance Authority funds, V.I. Housing Authority disposition proceeds and a New York Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program.  

Construction: Completed

Beau Provence Memory Care Assisted Living to Open this Month

Beau Provence, a memory care and assisted living community in Mandeville, La., is readying for a grand opening event September 17th. 

The community, developed by Schonberg & Associates, has 40 private and semi-private suites and features the Schonberg Neighborhood Design, which focuses on placing residents with similar abilities into the same neighborhood. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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