In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/18/14)

Construction: Planned

Ohio Senior Living Community Plans $20 Million Expansion

Otterbein Senior LIfestyle Choices is planning a $20 million expansion to add more housing to its continuing care retirement community (CCRC) campus in Lebanon, Ohio, reports Dayton Business Journal.

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The project will create 83 independent living units across 20 new buildings, among them will be 17 ranch-style homes ranging from 1,200-square-feet to 2,000-square-feet.

Additionally, three apartment buildings, two with 10 units each and one with 46 units, will also be included in the expansion. These units will range from 800- to 1,600-square-feet.

The expansion will likely be built on nine acres at the community’s 256-acre Turtleneck Township campus.

Perkins Eastman is the architect for the project. A general contractor has not yet been selected.  

Construction on the first phase of development for the first apartments and ranch-style homes could break ground as early as October 14, according to the article, with move-in ready by early 2016. 

Construction: In process

The LaSalle Group Breaks Ground on Autumn Leaves Project in San Antonio

Irving, Texas-based developer The LaSalle Group broke ground this week on its second memory care community in the San Antonio metro area, Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills. 

The 36,000-square-foot community will provide housing to as many as 54 residents living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment.

Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills will feature several technological innovations, including dedicated listening stations that will allow residents to enjoy personalized playlists of their favorite music, as well as built-in sound systems that will play music in the dining rooms and spa. 

The community’s Music Maker playground will encourage intergenerational socializing with grandchildren, its interactive environment featuring various percussion-like instruments for residents and family members to enjoy.

The community will also feature an Active Courtyard complete with a putting green, meandering walking path and the musical playground, while a Relaxation Courtyard will include several resting spots with a shaded area and a water feature that will produce soothing nature sounds. An arts and activities rooms, café, therapeutic kitchen with a bistro-style gathering are will also be included within the community.

The LaSalle Groups expects to complete construction on Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills in the third quarter of 2015. 

LCB Senior Living Underway on Assisted Living Community in Mass. 

Norwood, Mass.-based LCB Senior Living broke ground last week on The Residence at Five Corners, an 84-apartment independent, assisted living and memory care complex in Easton, Mass.

The Congress Companies, a firm headquartered in Peabody, Mass., will construct the community, while LCB will own and operate the facility upon completion.

A host of amenities will be included within the community, such as on-site gourmet dining, living rooms and a library, a media room, recreation facilities, outdoor seating and walking areas, among others.

The Residence at Five Corners will also include LCB’s Reflections Memory Care services, complete with its own common areas, walking courtyard and other amenities.

The project is currently in lease-up phase and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. The Residence at Five Corners was funded in part by Prudential in Atlanta, Georgia and PNC bank was the lender.

Garden View Assisted Living Underway on $15 Million Project in Baton Rouge

Garden View Assisted Living has started construction on a $15 million private-pay market rate rental project in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Garden View of Baton Rouge’s first of three construction phases includes 72 units, of which 48 are one- and two-bedroom units and 24 memory care units. 

The anticipated completion of the community is slated for late spring of 2015, said Randy Crochet, an investor in the project representing Garden View Assisted Living, to SHN via email. 

Maryland CCRC Places Over $128 Million in Bonds, Begins Site Work

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant, a not-for-profit CCRC in Ellicott City, Maryland, has received its Initial Certificate of Registration from the Maryland State Department of Aging and is not positioned to begin construction.

Developers began site work earlier this month on the 50-acre parcel, a site donated to Carroll Lutheran Village of Westminster—the sponsor organization for Miller’s Grant—by the Charles E. Miller family, who also contributed land to the adjoining Miller Branch of the Howard County Public Library and Ellicott City Senior Center. 

Under the services of HJ Sims and Eventus Strategic Partners, Miller’s Grant placed $102,583,952 in public placement bonds on August 22, and $25 million in bank bonds earlier in the month to fund construction and related costs. 

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant is approved for 241 independent living residences, 20 assisted living suites and 12 comprehensive care beds. More than 85% of the homes and apartments are already reserved, and occupancy is expected to begin in December 2015 and January 2016. 

Construction: Completed

Meta Housing Corporation Completes $32.4 Million Affordable Housing Project

Meta Housing Corporation this week announced the completion of the $32.4 million Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments, a 76-unit affordable housing community for seniors age 62 and older in San Clemente, California. 

Designed by Los Angeles-based Y&M Architects, Cotton’s Point employs a Spanish colonial revival style, also delivering scenic ocean views and a nearby golf course. 

The community features various amenities, including a large community courtyard with two adjacent community rooms, a fitness center, tech room, numerous seating areas, a putting green and barbecue grilling station. 

Western Community Housing acted as both a co-developer and general partner for the project.

Public sector financing for the development was provided by the City of San Clemente, which contributed $3.016 million to the project; the County of Orange, which contributed $1.654 million; the Mental Health Services Act program contributing $1.622 million; the State of California Multi-Housing Program providing %5.480 million and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Program, which provided $760,000.

Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments began leasing in June and is now 95% occupied, Meta Housing Corporation stated in a release.

Beau Provence Memory Care Celebrates Grand Opening in Louisiana

Beau Provence, a memory care exclusive assisted living community in Mandeville, Louisiana, celebrated its grand opening Wednesday.

The community was developed by Schonberg & Associates, a Louisiana-based owner and operator of senior living communities throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.

Beau Provence offers 40 luxury private and semi-private suites divided into two neighborhoods, The Pontchartrain and The Fontainebleau, each of which are occupied by residents with shared needs and abilities. 

Each neighborhood boasts its own community dining room, living room and therapeutic garden. 

Jewish Home Lifecare Opens New York Post-Acute Care Facility

Jewish Home Lifecare, a not-for-profit long-term care and rehabilitation organization headquartered in the Bronx, this week announced the opening of its latest facility, the Jewish Home Lifecare Center for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine. 

The 22-bed post-acute care unit, developed in collaboration with The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, will focus on enabling patients with orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions to resume the independent lives they led before being hospitalized.

Additionally, the Center’s staff will be able to call upon Mount Sinai’s orthopedic rehab specialists for both professional consultations and direct patient care. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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