In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/21/15)

Construction: Planned

Dominion Senior Living Plans Two Projects for Tenn.

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Dominion Senior Living is planning two new assisted living and memory care projects for Bristol and Crossville.


The company announced this week that it will soon begin construction on a 25,000 sq. ft., $5.25 million faith-based assisted living and memory care community at 425 Shelby Lane in Bristol.

The one-story community will have 40 memory care apartments, and will feature a home-like design for 60 residents. A large courtyard will include picnic areas, games, walking paths and sensory gardens designed with features to engage residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The visually stimulating gardens will encourage touch and interaction with the soil and plants, with all vegetation safe for ingestion, Dominion stated in a release. Additionally, therapy and wellness programs will be available for all residents to use.


Dominion Senior Living of Bristol sits less than 10 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway and Twin City Medical Center. Dominion expects the community to open in the first quarter of 2016.

In Crossville, Dominion will soon begin construction on a similar 25,000 sq. ft., $5.25 million assisted living and memory care community that will provide care for 60 residents.

Dubbed Dominion Senior Living of Crossville, the one-story community will be located at 887 Woodlawn Road in Crossville, and will be the only senior living community in the city specially designed for seniors with memory impairment.

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The community, which Dominion expects will also open in the first quarter of 2016, features similar amenities to the Bristol community and is conveniently located near shopping, churches, doctors’ offices and banks.

High-End Houston CCRC to Add 180 New Residences

The Buckingham, a luxury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Houston operated by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation, plans to expand its continuum of care with 180 new residences, reports  the Houston Chronicle.

The Tower at The Buckingham will add 106 independent living apartment homes, 26 assisted living suites, 16 memory care residences and 32 private skilled nursing rooms to its Memorial neighborhood location.

The Tower will also accommodate a brand new, state-of-the-art gym and new dining areas, along with a theater that will continue to host celebrities from around the country to entertain residents and guests as part of the community’s Red Carpet Speaker Series.

MorseLife Health System Seeks Funding for 135-Unit Project

West Palm Beach, Fla.-based MorseLife Health System plans to build a 135-unit independent living facility as part of its expansion plans on its West Palm Beach campus, reports South Florida Business Journal.

The nonprofit MorseLife will go before the Palm Beach Country Commission this week to request approval of the $138 million in revenue bonds to both refinance its previous debt and fund the new facility.

The 10-story, 235,000 sq. ft. expansion would be contiguous with the campus’ existing independent and assisted living residence, the Tradition of the Palm Beaches.

Washington CCRC Gets Certificate Of Need for Nursing Beds

Heron’s Key, a CCRC in Gig Harbor, Wash., has recently been granted a Certificate of Need (CON) from the Washington State Department of Health to offer on-site nursing beds to its residents as the community progresses toward its anticipated opening in early 2017.

As the first true Life Care CCRC in Pierce County, the anticipated construction costs for Heron’s Key are estimated at $150 million, which will see the development of 194 apartment and cottage homes; 36 assisted living suites; and 45 Medicare-certified skilled nursing private rooms.

Heron’s Key is situated on 18 acres in the Harbor Hill neighborhood of Gig Harbor. The community is sponsored by Emerald Communities.

Construction: In process

McShane Construction Company Tapped to Build Ind. Memory Care Facility

Rosemone, Ill.-based McShane Construction Company announced this week that it was selected to provide construction services for Merrillville Memory Care, a 50-bed community in Merrillville, Ind.

The firm was selected by Dete Development LLC to complete the comprehensive new construction assignment on behalf of Whiteco Industries, the land owner and developer of the memory care facility.

The 33,760 sq. ft., single-story complex is under construction on a 9.3 acre site at 7900 Rhode Island Street, adjacent to Interstate 65 and U.S. 30 in Merrillville.

The complex will utilize wood frame construction and feature a blend of attractive interior finishes, the company said, including fiber-cement siding, masonry and manufactured stone veneer accents.

Meanwhile, a welcoming entrance highlighted by a porte-cochère will lead residents and guests into a comfortable interior setting designed to provide a soothing and inviting atmosphere.

A central courtyard will serve as the property’s focal point visible from numerous window-lined interior walls and will feature patio space with seating areas, a wood pergola and walkways surrounded by elegant landscaping.

The residence will incorporate 48 units. In addition to individual living spaces, common areas will include a living room with a see-through fireplace, dining area with a full-service kitchen, activity center, relaxation room, spa and salon. Two nursing stations will also be located within both of the complex’s residential wings.

Wisc.-based Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. is providing architectural services for the project.

Leo Brown Group Underway on $16 Million Ohio Community

Leo Brown Group, a Carmel, Ind.-based developer, owner and operator of senior living providers in the Midwest, this week announced the start of construction of Traditions at Beavercreek in suburban Dayton, Ohio.

The $16.5 million, 103-unit senior living community is located near the intersection of Grange Hall Road and Shakertown Road in Dayton.

As a full continuum of care community, residents of Traditions at Beavercreek can age in place via the multiple offerings of independent living, assisted living and a secured memory care component on campus.

Service offerings and amenities at the community will include a dedicated 24-hour nursing staff; emergency response systems; scheduled transportation to doctor appointments, shopping trips and other events; restaurant-style fine dining along with casual dining options; theatre room; fitness center; beauty salon/barber; library, chapel; walking paths; outdoor gathering areas; daily recreational activities and events.

Through its management company affiliate, Traditions Management, Leo Brown Group will run the day-to-day operations of Traditions at Beavercreek.

Erickson CCRC Marks 1,000th Resident Move-In as $60 Million Expansion Continues

Wind Crest, a CCRC in Highlands Ranch, Colo. operated by Erickson Living, marked its 1,000th resident milestone last week amid the campus’ ongoing $60 million expansion.

The expansion, which will add three new residential buildings to the Wind Crest campus, continues to progress. This month’s opening of the 74-unit Parry Landing followed last December’s opening of the 102-unit McHenry’s Crossing residences.

Another building, dubbed High Line Overlook, is scheduled to open in the fall and will include an Arts Enrichment Center. The new center will complement Wind Crest’s other amenities, which include six restaurants, as well as a fitness center, aquatics center and a bistro.

Construction: Completed

Integral Senior Living Opens New Community in Torrance, Calif.

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Integral Senior Living announced this week the opening of a new community it is managing in Torrence, Calif.

Welbrook Senior Living South Bay is located at 3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd in Torrance, and offers a new standard in senior living within its state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care community.

From its grand “country club” style two-story entrance to the senior friendly design and the manicured grounds, Welbook South Bay offers residents an active lifestyle amidst quality, comfort and a continuum of care.

Chicago Nonprofit Opens New Luxury Rehabilitation Center

The Selfhelp Home, based in Chicago, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony this week in anticipation of the opening of its new Health & Rehabilitation Center this June.

The new center will offer seniors age 65 and older the highest quality of care and medical treatment for short-term rehabilitation in a luxurious environment and an engaging Jewish Community.

The Health & Rehabilitation Center at The SelfHelp Home will offer 17 all private, hotel-like suites with a private bath in each room, Wi-Fi, in-room dining, concierge services and room for a family member to stay overnight during a short-term rehab stay.

Other amenities include a rooftop deck, a movie theater, media room and library, as well as a rich cultural atmosphere offering over 100 live musical concerts every year.

First established in 1938 as a refuge for Holocaust survivors, today SelfHelp is an active retirement living community offering independent apartments, assisted living and skilled nursing care, including short-term rehabilitation.

The new Center will be housed on a newly renovated floor in side of the SelfHelp Home and will be an expansion of existing skilled nursing services and rehabilitative therapies located at 908 W. Argyle on Chicago’s north side.

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota Opens St. Paul Campus Expansion

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota this week celebrated the official grand opening of 168 new apartments at its St. Paul’s Midway Village senior living campus, repots

With the $45 million expansion, the campus now offers a range of senior living options and affordability near Metro Transit’s Fairview Avenue Green Line light rail station.

The expansion added The Gardens, Midway Pointe and the Terrace at Iris Park, a combination of market-rate independent living and low-income senior residences.

New amenities include a pool, fitness center, the “Heritage Club” cocktail lounge, along with a restaurant and a hair salon.

The Gardens, which is based on the long-term care “greenhouse model of care” is on track to be full by the end of June. Structurally, the building comprises six homes, one stacked on top of the other, each housing 10 residents.

Midway Pointe offers 50 affordable independent living units. Both Midway Pointe and the Terrace at Iris Park have been full since the day they opened, according to an Episcopal Homes spokesman.

Written by Jason Oliva

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