In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/11/14)

Construction: Planned

Houston CCRC Announces $56 Million Expansion 

The Buckingham, a 501(c)3 non-profit continuing care retirement community in Houston, Texas, recently announced it will undergo a $56 million expansion that will add 187 total residences to its existing campus.

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Sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), The Buckingham—a Type A CCRC—currently has 204 independent living apartments, 43 assisted living suites, 16 memory care residences and 60 private skilled nursing rooms.

The expansion will add 104 independent living apartment homes, 33 assisted living suites, 18 memory care residences and 32 private skilled nursing rooms. The new independent living homes will be offered in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans.

Though construction is not expected to begin until third quarter of 2015, an expansion was necessary for the community which has reached full occupancy.

Irving, Texas-based Greystone Development Company, LLC, will be the development consultant of the expansion project. Dallas-based D2 architect firm will design the expansion. Other project partners include Andres Construction, Kimley-Horn, Bridget Bohacz & Associates and Ziegler.

Other project partners include Andres Construction, Kimley-Horn, Bridget Bohacz & Associates and Ziegler. Project completion is scheduled for 2017.

Erickson Living to Begin $70 Million Construction Projects at Maryland Community

Charlestown, an Erickson retirement community in Catonsville, Md., received approvals last week from Baltimore County to raze four outdated buildings on its campus and replace them with two updated structures.

The new buildings ail provide 87 short-term rehabilitation and long-term care units, 114 assisted living plus memory care units and 96 assisted living units. The 297 total units will accommodate 321 residents and replace a total of 320 rooms with a capacity for 331 residents.

The construction, which will be done in two phases, will cost $70 million, Erickson stated in a release. The first development phase is expected to cost approximately $40 million.

In addition to the new residences, 95 parking spaces will also be added to a lot next to the buildings.

Construction is expected to begin in November, with the final site work to be complete in July 2019. Baltimore-based Hord Coplan Macht Inc. is the architect for the project.

Senior Lifestyle Corp. Wins Approvals for Wisconsin Assisted Living Project

Chicago-based Senior Lifestyle Corp. won unanimous recommendations Monday night from the Village of Pleasant Prairie’s Plan Commission for a proposed 96-unit assisted living facility the company plans to build, reports Kenosha News.

The votes set the stage for Village Board approval of plans by Senior Lifestyle Corp. to commence the first of two development phases on a 9.2-acre parcel in Pleasant Prairie.

Expected to begin this fall, the first phase will produce The Addison of Pleasant Prairie, an 87,000-square-foot building on less than five acres.

A start date has yet to be set for the second phase, which calls for the development of a 66-unit senior housing complex on the remaining 4.2 acres.

Project plans for The Addison detail 96 senior living units, including both memory care and assisted living. Central dining, a multi-purpose room, fitness center, garden and patio, greenhouse, salon, therapy room as well as an arts and crafts room will also be featured within the community.

Construction: In Process

Harbor Retirement Associates Enters Wisconsin Market with New Project

Vero Beach, Fla.-based Harbor Retirement Associates announced this week that it’s working with Milwaukee-based architecture firm Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) on its first community in the Wisconsin market, HarborChase of Shorewood.

The project, which is HRA’s 21st assisted living and independent living community, will provide residents a variety of living options, including a residential care apartment complex and community-based residential facility. Residents and their families will also have access to a state-of-the-art memory care neighborhood.

Other local companies involved in the project inlcude Altius Building Co., Aptura – a division of Direct Supply, Pierce Engineering, Matrix Consulting Group and JSD Professional Services.

The project is scheduled to be complete in 2015.

Erickson Living Underway on 94-Unit Apartment Project at Michigan CCRC

Construction of a new, 94-apartment residence building at Erickson Living’s Fox Run CCRC in Novi, Michigan, is currently underway.

The new building, named Edgewater in honor of Detroit’s classic amusement park, will feature 16 floor plans, including a deluxe, two-bedroom, two-bath apartment home with a den and balcony or patio.

Additionally, an extra-large, two-bedroom, two-bath home with a patio will also be found at Edgewater, as well as a deluxe, two-bedroom, two-bath unit.

Like all of the apartment homes at Fox Run, the units at Edgewater will offer 90% refundable entrance deposits ranging from approximately $200,000 to $400,000.

When construction is complete, the community will feature a total of eight residence buildings on its campus. Edgewater is scheduled to open in spring 2015.

The LaSalle Group to Open New Autumn Leaves Memory Care Facility in Atlanta

Irving, Texas-based developer The LaSalle Group will be opening a new free-standing memory care community this fall in Stockbridge, Ga., part of the Atlana metropolitan area.

Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge is a 26,000-square foot community that will house nearly 50 residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory impairment. It joins three other communities The LaSalle Group has opened or under construction in the Atlanta area.

The community will also feature the Vigil System, a motion sensor program in each resident’s private room that enables safer independent living. The system subtly alerts staff members, if needed, and gathers information that serves to improve the resident’s comfort level.

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care Announces $7.5 Million Memory Care Expansion

Kansas City, Mo.-based Tutera Senior Living & Health Care announced this week a $7.5 million expansion and renovation of Stratford Commons, a memory care community in Johnson County, Kansas.

Construction on the 34,000-square foot expansion includes 38 new private suites, four couples suites, a rehabilitation gym and new dining venue, among other amenities.

Tutera will also renovate the property with upgrades to the dining, kitchen and recreation areas. Additionally, as part of the expansion, Stratford Commons will add skilled nursing and rehabilitation services for its residents.

Construction is scheduled to start this month with completion slated for the fourth quarter of 2015.

ATA Architects, also headquartered in Kansas City, is designing the project.

Construction: Completed

Mainstreet, LCS Open Newest Next Generation Facility in Indiana

Wellbrooke of South Bend, The Center for Health and Wellness—the latest Next Generation joint venture between Carmel, Ind.-based Mainstreet and Des Moines, Iowa-based LCS—has opened this week in Michiana, Ind.

Wellbrooke of South Bend provides post-acute care—short-stay rehabilitation and therapy—and assisted living within a service enriched environment.

The 100-bed, 66,560-square-foot community also features a movie theater, game room, walking trails, as well as restaurants, reflection room, an on-site chef and more.

Representing a total investment of $14.2 million, the project created more than 350 construction jobs and 120 part-time and full-time jobs at the Center.

Written by Jason Oliva

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