In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/5/14)

Construction: Planned

Omega Communities Buys Fla. Site for New $25 Million Community

Birmingham, Ala.-based developer Omega Communities this month acquired a nine-acre site in Fort Myers, Fla., which will be the location of the company’s third project in southwest Florida this year.

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Unlike Omega’s other projects, the Fort Myers development will be the company’s first facility not built on a church campus, however, Omega says it does plan to partner with a large church that impacts the local community.

Lawson Group Architects of Sarasota designed the facility and construction drawings are currently nearing their completion, according to a release from Omega.

When shovels do hit the dirt in spring 2015, the first phase will consist of 135 assisted living and memory care residences in three separate buildings that will be connected by interior corridors. 

Omega estimates total project costs for the facility to range between $25-$30 million.

Country Place Senior Living Ready for Construction in Ala.

After what’s been reported as a three-year process, Country Place Senior Living is finally ready to begin construction on a new assisted living community in Atmore, Alabama, reports local Atmore News.

The lot is currently being cleared and permits have already been granted for Country Place to break ground, which the company says it plans to do in the first quarter of 2015.

A completion is anticipated for later in the year, sometime in November or December, according to comments made by Tom Womack, marketing manager for Pacrim US, Country Place’s parent company.

While development costs were not disclosed, the new Country Place community will feature 24 suites, most being single occupancy with six units for couples. 

Developers File Plans for New Senior Housing Community in N.C.

Michigan-based Singh Senior Living and the Waltonwood Group have filed plans in Raleigh, North Carolina, to develop a 181-unit senior living community, reports Triangle Business Journal.

Waltonwood at Lake Boone will include 121 independent living apartments, 23 units for residents needing supportive care, 19 assisted living units and 18 memory care units. 

Singh plans to break ground in March. 

Construction: In process

Brandywine Puts Finishing Touches on Delaware Community Expansion

Brandywine Senior Living is expanding is offerings in the Northeastern United States with the expansion of one of its Delaware communities, reports the local Cape Gazette.

The expansion of Brandywine Senior Living at Seaside Pointe increases the community’s memory care capabilities by adding 28 units to its existing assisted living component. 

While the existing community currently houses 99 residents, the new addition could increase capacity by as many as 40 new residents, according to Seaside Pointe’s executive director, who was cited by Cape Gazette.

The new memory care wing features two floors with 14 suites, two dining rooms and kitchens, along with keypad-secured entries, living rooms, a sun room and outdoor courtyard. 

Discovery Senior Living Kicks Off New Construction in Fla.

Bonita Springs, Fla.-based Discovery Senior Living has commenced construction of its newest senior living community with a groundbreaking ceremony in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens will include 120 residences for independent, assisted living and memory care on its 10-acre parcel at 100 Discovery Way. 

The $35 million community will also feature what Discovery is calling The Grande Clubhouse, a social space that will have two dining rooms a game room, bistro and ice cream parlor, bar and lounge, as well as a movie theater. 

The Clubhouse will also be home to an indoor heated wellness pool, a professional beauty salon and spa with barber shop, a media center with cognitive brain fitness, along with a multifunctional art, hobby and craft center and activity room.

Discovery expects construction of the 130,000-square-foot development to be complete by early 2016. 

Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens is the design of Largo, Fla. firm Architectural Concepts Inc. Interior design for the community is provided by Lori Wegman of Wegman Design Group based in Naples. 

The Henning Group, also of Naples, is the general building construction management firm in charge of constructing the new Discovery property.

Community & Southern Bank, Synovus Bank and Red Capital are the construction financing partners.

New LECOM Senior Living Center Nears Completion in Penn.

A senior living center currently under development by the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is about 99% completed, according to officials close to the project, reports local YourErie.com.

The new facility is situated a few hundreds yards from LECOM’s wellness center in Erie, Penn. and will act as a transitional treatment center for patients who need post-acute care before returning home.

The five-story complex will house 138 beds is on schedule to open in July 2015. 

Construction: Completed

Northstar Senior Living LGBT Community Now Open in Calif. 

An LGBT assisted living community operated by Redding, Calif. operator Northstar Senior Living is now open and ready to accept residents in Palm Springs, Calif. 

Stonewall Gardens consists of two one-bedroom apartments, two shared apartments and twenty deluxe studios for a grand total of 24 living accommodations. 

Originally built as a 1950s bungalow-style resort, Stonewall Gardens offers midcentury modern design, desert landscaping and serene water features. 

On-site amenities include three chef-prepared meals per day served in the community’s dining room or in one of its many al fresco dining areas. Each unit features a patio, large bathrooms, energy efficient windows and flatscreen TVs. 

 The community is located in the Uptown area of Palm Springs within close proximity of various retail, restaurants and entertainment venues for music and art. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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