In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/9/14)

Construction: Planned

Developers Plan $10 Million Senior Housing Project for Kokomo, Ind.

The NRP Group LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio-based developer, this month announced plans to pursue a $10.2 million senior housing project in Kokomo, Ind., reports local Kokomo Tribune.

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NRP will submit a proposal to the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority for housing tax credits to build 70, single-story two-bedroom units on the city’s north side.

The Kokomo Plan Commission will soon vote on the developer’s proposal to rezone several acres of undeveloped land on the site of the planned project.

Construction: In process

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CarDon & Associates Break Ground on $19 Million Ind. Community

Following a groundbreaking ceremony late last month, Bloomington, Ind.-based CarDon & Associates is underway on constructing Copper Trace, its newest senior living community located in Westfield, Ind.

phase one of the $19 million assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and memory care facility will feature private suites and apartment homes accommodating up to 176 residents

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Units include 36 private one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments as well as four neighborhoods, each with 26 skilled nursing suites, a separate entrance and restaurant-style dining room.

Additionally, a rehabilitation center and therapy gym will be the primary settings for CarDon’s signature STARS program that offers shot and long-term physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Copper Trace is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Baptist Community Services, Pi Architects Underway on Texas Memory Care Project

Pi Architects and Baptist Community Services announced this week they will break ground on a new memory care community that will expand the latter company’s current services in Amarillo, Texas.

The expansion will add memory care to Baptist Community Services’ existing Park Central CCRC and will comprise four households and 54-56 beds.

An advocate of the small house design, Pi has integrated several characteristics into the Park Central floor plan, including a central kitchen, small neighborhoods to create a quiet residential environment, along with communal sunrooms to connect the neighborhoods.

Total project costs are estimated at $5.6 million, with completion scheduled for summer 2015. Amarillo-based Plains Builders, Inc. is the general contractor for the project.

Ryan Companies, Providence Life Services Partner for Second Project

Ryan Companies U.S. has announced an expansion of its partnership with Providence Life Services with the development and construction of Arbor Place of Lisle, an 80-unit, affordable age-restricted community in Lisle, Ill.

The $20.6 million development was designed and is being constructed according to Enterprise Green Communities specifications.

Arbor Place will comprise 60 one-bedroom, one-bathroom and 20 two-bedroom, one-bathroom units within a combination of three and four stories. The one-bedroom apartments will measure approximately 756-square-feet and the two-bedroom residences will measure approximately 1,008-square-feet.

Each apartment will include a full-sized kitchen with modern cabinetry and appliances, window treatments and walk-in closets. Many of the units will also feature balconies, Ryan said in a release.

All apartments will have income restrictions, with average monthly rents for the one-bedroom units running at approximately $625 and approximately $795 for the two-bedroom units.

Pioneer Property Management will provide on-site property management services for the community, which is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015.

Construction: Completed

Shea Family Announces Grand Opening of Assisted Living Cottages

El Cajon, Calif.-based provider of post acute healthcare services, Shea Family, last week announced the grand opening of The Cottages, its latest in an extension of assisted living services.

Each of the eight new Cottages offers three bedrooms, including two private and one semi-private; two full shared bathrooms; a great room with areas for living and dining; flat-screen TV; well-appointed kitchen; porch and gardens.

Senior Care Development Opens New 124-Bed Health Center in Ill.

On the first of this month, Monarch Landing, a senior living community in Naperville, Ill., celebrated the grand opening of its new health center, The Springs.

The 94,000-square-foot health center was designed by Perkins and Eastman, and features private resident suites with adjoining private bathrooms with 48 devoted to short-term rehabilitation, 48 to long-term care and 28 for memory support assisted living.

Amenities include a therapy suite, bistro, multi-purpose room, outdoor gardens and courtyards, salon as well as a corridor connecting these commons to the independent living apartments at Monarch Landing.

Monarch Landing is owned by Senior Care Development and managed by Life Care Services.

Commonwealth Assisted Living to Host Grand Opening for Memory Care Expansion

Fifteen months and more than $3.5 million dollars later, Commonwealth Assisted Living is ready to host a grand opening for the expansion of Kings Grant House, a senior living community in Virginia Beach, Va.

The construction of Kings Grant House added 21,000-square-feet to the existing community. A new, two-story building features a 24-unit memory care wing and three new assisted living units, as well as new living rooms and dining rooms on each floor, an additional elevator, support spaces for staff and a generator.

Residents can also enjoy a newly landscaped courtyard and on-site parking for family members and visitors as a result of the expansion.

Commonwealth invites the public to view the new changes at a grand opening open house October 23.

Written by Jason Oliva

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