In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/28/15)

(Legacy at Crystal Falls – Photo courtesy of Cadence McShane Construction Company)

Construction: Planned

Thrive Senior Living Plans Summer Groundbreaking for Ala. Community

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Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living announced this week that it will break ground this summer on a new assisted living community in southeast Huntsville, Ala.

The 93-unit Thrive at Jones Farm will feature luxuriously appointed resident apartments, a spa, beauty salon, fitness center, doctor’s office, movie theater, multiple courtyards and more.

Interior finishes will feature warm tones through the incorporation of stone, wood and granite surfaces in a lodge-like environment.

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On the technology-side, residents will be able to access their apartments using a keyless RFID system, which can also be used to access the state-of-the-art pneumatic fitness equipment featuring a flat screen display, which coaches residents through each new workout and encourages measurable movements.

Thrive’s proprietary wellness program allows residents, their families and their physicians to have a holistic picture of their well-being through the use of tools such as activity trackers and innovative in-room monitoring systems that learn each resident’s routines and patterns, with the ability of being able to report anomalies and trends in health condition.

Through the use of further technology at the community, Thrive will utilize the LG Smart Senior Living platform, which creates an entirely digital environment and integrates communication, medication management, electronic health records and resident care plans all on a single device in the hands of each care team member.

Thrive at Jones Farm is being developed by Thrive Development Partners with assistance from John Blue Realty, LLC.

The community will be located at St. James Place on Cecil Ashburn Drive, a John Blue Realty planned development in Jones Valley, near the intersection of 4 Mile Post Rd. SE and Carl T. Jones Dr. SE.

Artis Senior Living Proposes Memory Care Project for Md.

McLean, Va.-based Artis Senior Living is proposing to build a 72-unit memory care community in Bethesda, Md., reports Bethesda Magazine.

The proposal calls for building a one-story, 40,000-square-foot facility at 8301 River Road in Bethesda, which will feature a large community room, arts and crafts area, a central kitchen and a large back porch area.

If approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board and the county’s Hearing Examiner, the project would be Artis Senior Living’s first in Maryland.

Developers Plan $49 Million Affordable Senior Housing Rental Project in Hawaii

Marlton, N.J.-based The Michaels Development Co. will develop a $49 million affordable senior housing rental project in Honolulu’s Chinatown neighborhood, reports Pacific Business News.

The City and County of Honolulu chose the N.J. developer to construct the Halewaiolu Residences at the corner of River Street and Vineyard Boulevard.

The project will include 151 units in two mid-rise towers for residents age 62 and older with an annual income of $53,700, or lower for a single person. Most units, however, will be available for seniors with incomes of $40,260 or lower.

Project plans also call for The Michaels Development Co. to build three parking levels, a street-level community center and retail space.

The company plans to seek funds such as Low Income Housing Credit Equity and the state Rental Housing Trust Funds as part of its financing package.

The city will formally present a negotiated development agreement to the Honolulu City Council for final review and approval once both parties have agreed on terms.

An anticipated construction start date was not disclosed in the article.

Construction: In process

Pinkard Tops Out Skilled Nursing Project in Colo.

Last week, Pinkard Construction Company placed the final piece of the steel structure at The Center at Northridge, a skilled nursing subacute care facility managed by Veritas Management Group, on May 21 in Westminster, Colo.

Designed by H+L Architecture, the new $17 million building is located just north of 122nd Avenue and Pecos Street in Westminster.

It will feature 96 beds on three stories, comprising about 75,000-square-feet with high-end finishes. Features of The Center at Northridge include a large rehabilitation gym and commercial kitchen and dining room.

Construction is scheduled to be complete in early January 2016.

Construction: Completed

United Properties to Open New Minn. Assisted Living Community

Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living of Savage, Minn. will open its doors June 16, according to a release from United Properties, the owner and developer of the community.

Managed by Ebenezer Management Services, the four-story, 136,535-square-foot development is located next to the Scott County Library and Savage City Hall overlooking the Minnesota River valley.

The community features 94 apartments, 64 of which are independent senior and assisted living apartments; 24 private memory care apartments and six care suites of “enhanced assisted living.”

Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living of Savage features chef-prepared meals, heated underground parking, a dining room fireplace, movie theater, coffee bar, salon and spa, library, private dining room, community room, craft room and fitness center.

In addition, most of the independent and assisted living apartments include full-size kitchens, dishwashers, walk-in closets, washers and dryers and private balconies.

The community was built by Weis Construction of Minneapolis and designed by L&M Associates of Eden Prairie, Minn.

Cadence McShane Construction Company Completes 140-Bed Community

Texas-based Cadence McShane Construction Company announced this week that it has completed Legacy at Crystal Falls, a new luxury senior living development on behalf of PinPoint Commercial, L.P.

Occupying a 5.1 acre site on the northwest corner of Lakeline Boulevard and Crystal Falls Parkway in the growing community of Leander, Texas—a northwest suburb of Austin—the development offers upscale residential units serving 140 individuals with assisted living and memory care requirements.

Legacy at Crystal Falls was designed and constructed around an innovative “main street and neighborhood” concept. This centralized community amenity area features a restaurant, convenience store, movie theater, spa, fitness center and sports bar.

Each wing within the facility services as a separate “neighborhood” equipped with unique common areas and a corresponding theme, the philosophy of which is meant to offer residents the freedom to enjoy areas or interests most suitable to their individual preferences, Cadence McShane stated in a release.

In addition to the community’s layout, Cadence McShane constructed the interior spaces following a stylish yet comfortable design that incorporated upscale fixtures and finishes.

As part of the assignment, the company also completed the project’s site work including landscaping, walkways ad convenient on-site parking for visitors and staff.

Legacy at Crystal Falls represents Cadence McShane’s third assisted living and memory care construction assignment for PinPoint. Previously, the company has completed Legacy at Bear Creek in Keller, Texas, and most recently delivered Legacy at Falcon Point in Katy, Texas.

Three Square Design Group provided the architectural services for the development.

The LaSalle Group to Celebrate Grand Opening of Newest Autumn Leaves Community

The LaSalle Group will host a grand opening celebration this week to commemorate the completion of its latest memory care community, Autumn Leaves of Arlington Heights.

Located in Chicago’s Arlington Heights suburb, the new 29,641-square-foot community will provide specialized care to 46 residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Less than two miles from Northwest Community Hospital, the community features an innovative building design and cutting-edge technology to create a calm, safe and enjoyable environment, while the life engagement program fulfills residents’ need for artistic expression, physical activity, spiritual support, community connections, continuing education and leisure.

The new location is The LaSalle Group’s tenth Chicago-area memory care community.

Watercrest Senior Living Group, Starling Senior Living Complete New Fla. Community

Watercrest Senior Living Group and development partner Starling Senior Living recently celebrated the official groundbreaking of Watercrest of San Jose Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Jacksonville, Fla.

The 79,000-square-foot, 90-unit community designed by PQH Group will offer luxury residences, premium amenities and a tranquil setting.

Watercrest of San Jose is a signature Watercrest product, offering 66 assisted living and 24 memory care apartments with upscale accommodations, spa amenities, dining and concierge services, grand balconies and outdoor living spaces.

The community’s design is characterized by spacious accommodations and refinements such as signature dining, a wine bistro, salon and spa, as well as views of the picturesque island preserve of Goodby’s Creek.

Grace Manor Corp. Opens The Manor at Lake Jackson in Sebring, Fla.

The Manor at Lake Jackson, an assisted living and memory care community in Sebring, Fla., celebrated its grand opening last week, reports Highlands Today, an edition of The Tampa Tribune.

The community is part of Grace Manor Corp., a Lakeland-based company, which is owned by Louis and Lori Garrard, who have managed senior living facilities for 15 years.

Located across from Lake Jackson at 2301 U.S. 27 S., the new community offers options for residents with varying degrees of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related disorders.

The grand opening celebration marked the complete renovation of The Manor, an endeavor intended to provide residents a home-like environment. Each of the community’s 35 resident rooms are self-contained, with a bedroom and a bathroom.

Along with offering educational and mental development activities, The Manor at Lake Jackson also offers opportunities for arts and crafts classes, spiritual enrichment, fitness activities, musical entertainment, a beauty salon, an outdoor garden and common areas for residents to socialize.

Century Oaks CCRC to Open New Community in Appleton, Wisc.

Century Oaks, a CCRC in Appleton, Wisc., has opened a new residence for seniors on Ballard Road in Appleton.

Continuing with their concept of active senior living in an exceptional home, Century Oaks Founders Jolene and Paul Moran this week announced the opening of a new Century Oaks Home, which will be open for tours during the grand opening celebration on May 30.

Century Oaks is licensed by the State of Wisconsin Bureau of Quality Assurance as a Class “C” unrestricted community-based residential facility.

The home offers an assisted living residence with modern, upscale living and the amenities of a luxurious, all-inclusive resort. Century Oaks has spacious 600-square-foot suites, chef-prepared meals, an on-staff RN and on-site activity director.

Erickson Introduces Expanded Community Amenities at Ashby Ponds CCRC 

Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Loudoun County, Va., this month will officially introduce the community’s newest building, the Great Oaks Clubhouse.

The new Clubhouse will be the second community building at Ashby Ponds, which also comprises eight independent living residential buildings and a Continuing Care neighborhood for higher levels of care.

The Great Oak Clubhouse will feature 20,000-square-feet of amenities inclusive of a 200-plus seat performing arts theater, a gourmet delicatessen, a banquet room for special events, a reading room, an art studio and gallery, additional classrooms, and a new control room for the community’s in-house TV station.

Since January, a committee of Ashby Ponds residents have been coordinating a three-day grand opening celebration for the Clubhouse, which will take place May 29-31.

Written by Jason Oliva

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