In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/19/15)

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Construction: Planned

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society to Build New Memory Care Center

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South Dakota-based not-for-profit provider The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is expanding the service offerings at its Prairie Creek senior living campus in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Plans are to build a 32-unit assisted living center to care specifically for residents with memory loss and related issues, the company said on its website.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the new memory care center this summer, with a scheduled opening slated for summer 2016.

Currently, the Prairie Creek community includes twin-homes, apartments, assisted living and affordable housing apartments.

Architects Eye California Site for New Senior Living Project

Jeffrey DeMure + Associates in Granite Bay, Calif. are eyeing a 10-acre site in Northern Sacramento for a new senior housing complex, reports Sacramento Business Journal.

The architects filed a proposal with officials in the Sacramento community of Natomas, which outlines three types of care settings, including cottages, assisted living and memory care.

Specifically, the proposal calls for a two-story, 57,000 sq. ft. assisted living center with 60 units and a one-story, 28,000 sq. ft. memory care center with 48 units. Project plans also call for 54 single-story cottages, each 1,245 sq. ft.

Because the proposal appears to be new, development could be several years away, considering there is a building moratorium in the Natomas area. The moratorium, however, is expected to be lifted in the next few months.

FKA Inspired Living Receives Approval for Final Site Plan in Fla.

Florida’s Ococee City Commission this week unanimously approved the final site plan for FKA Inspired Living to open a 150-bed, three-story assisted living community as soon as March 2016, reports local West Orange Times & Observer.

Developers of the 102,729 sq. ft. facility addressed concerns of nearby residents and Commission members, specifically as they applied to lighting, a lack of fences and traffic lights, the speed of the project, tree removal and security of the back of the neighborhood.

Members of the development team agreed to the Commission’s approval with the condition that the developers meet with residents after installing a fence on the property’s eastern side.

A construction start date was not disclosed as of yet.

Construction: In Process

Capitol Seniors Housing to Open Four New Communities This Year

Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm Capitol Seniors Housing last week announced it’s opening four new communities this year, representing a $90 million investment in new properties in certain key markets.

Each community features a combination of assisted living and memory care residences designed to provide both a high quality of life for the residents they serve and superior returns for investors.

Wellbrook South Bay is slated for a February opening date in Torrance, Calif. The 64,108 sq. ft. community represents a $34 million investment and features 56 assisted living and 14 memory care residences, along with an additional freestanding memory care facility with 39 residences.

Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park in Tampa, Fla. is scheduled to open in April. The $20 million community features 52 assisted living, 14 “bridge” and 26 memory care residences within its 77,655 sq. ft. structure.

Capitol Seniors Housing also expects to open The Solana Marlboro in Marlboro, N.J. in May. The $23 million investment encompasses 66,341 sq. ft. and will offer 54 assisted living and 25 memory care residences.

Representing a $15 million investment, Arbor Terrace of Fairfax is expected to open in October in Fairfax, Va. The 35,550 sq. ft. community will provide 48 memory care residences for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive impairment.

Integral Senior Living to Open Sixth Community in Texas

Come spring of this year, Carlsbad, Calif.-based operator Integral Senior Living will open its sixth community under management in Texas.

Located in Richmond, Texas, Clayton Oaks Living is an assisted living and memory care community designed to provide housing in 98 total residences, with 73 assisted living units and 25 memory care units when completed.

Clayton Oaks Living’s mission is to provide a senior community with an active and socially engaged lifestyle for residents, ISL stated in an announcement for the upcoming community.

Titan Senior Living Breaks Ground in South Austin

Texas-based Titan Senior Living and Guggenheim Real Estate are collaborating on a 110-unit senior living community in South Austin, Texas, reports Austin Business Journal.

Having already broken ground, the project is located within the Southpark Meadows mixed-use development near I-35 and Slaughter Lane. It will feature a restaurant, bistro, pub, salon and spa, a wellness center an concierge services within its four-acre plot.

Dubbed Elan Southpark Meadows, the community upon completion will be managed by Iowa-based LCS Companies. Reid and Associates of Texas is the general contractor for the project.

Avanti Senior Living to Debut Model Suite at Texas Assisted Living Community

Avanti Senior Living will open its model suite to the public next week at its assisted living and memory care community, Avanti at Towne Lake, currently under construction in Cypress, Texas, reports Cypress Creek Mirror.

Beginning Feb. 21, the model will be available for public viewing at the $15 million community that, upon completion, will provide 50 assisted living and 40 memory care suites, along with amenities that include a state-of-the-art fitness center, wellness center with ballet barre and fitness equipment.

A theatre area and full-service salon/spa will also be featured at the community, offering relaxation therapy, aromatherapy, hair styling, manicures and pedicures.

The 77,000 sq. ft. community will also feature a fully functional art studio that invites an abundance of natural light and a stone wall on which residents can display their artwork.

Resident suites will boast plush carpets, wood flooring, plentiful windows, walk-in closets, oversized showers, stone countertops, upgraded finishes on plumbing, appliances and other household features, expansive countertops and storage space, as well as other signature features.

Avanti at Towne Lake will also feature a variety of cutting-edge technologies to foster resident wellness and security, including RFID resident wristbands for keyless entry into their suites, as well as various sensory technologies in the memory care segment of the community.

These will include sensory boards built into handrails in the hallways to help residents navigate throughout Salize, where the community’s memory care suites are located. It is an area designed with open spaces, short hallways, no blind corners and special lighting to reduce apprehension, confusion and the feeling of being overwhelmed for residents living with cognitive impairment.

To evoke the ambience of a posh, resort-style hotel, Avanti has partnered with architects at PRDG, interior designers at studioSIX5 and brokers and developers at Cypressbrook Company.

Construction: Completed

Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community Opens New Expansion

This week, Cedar Hill Continuing Care Retirement Community announced the opening of its expanded independent and assisted living wing and new memory care center at its campus in Windsor, Vt.

An open house, which will be held Feb. 22, will include tours of the new 40,000 sq. ft. addition on Route 5 in Windsor.

The original 17,854 sq. ft. building included common areas and 21 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The resulting expansion added two levels, thus increasing the area to 59,720 sq. ft.

The new wing for independent and assisted living residences features additional one- and two- bedroom and studio apartments with walk-in closets, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and large showers. The addition expands common living spaces with a new dining room, living room, pub, large multipurpose activity room, fitness center, sun porch/art center and light-filled library with computer centers.

The Judith Brogren Memory Care Center features two living areas, solar tubes that draw in natural sunlight, a country kitchen, and expansive internal areas for walking and socializing.

Built specifically to serve the needs of residents living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, the Center also features dining and activity areas, a salon, a whirlpool and a sunroom that leads out onto a patio and an enclosed garden and walking area.

The $10.64 million expansion project was designed by Mackenzie Architects of Burlington, Vt.

Written by Jason Oliva

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