In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/25/15)

(Chateau Waters Kitchen and Living Space – Photo Courtesy of Chateau Waters)

Construction: Planned

Northern Calif. Provider Closes Land Deal for 173-Unit Project

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Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services (NCPHS) last week announced it has officially closed on an $11.2 million purchase of land in Walnut Creek, Calif. where it plans to build a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

The new community, Viamonté at Walnut Creek, will be located on a 3.8 acre parcel of land purchased from Terramar Retail Centers at The Orchards development in Walnut Creek.

Viamonté will include 173 units offering a contemporary, urban lifestyle in one-, two- and two-plus-den bedrooms.

As the first CCRC in Contra Costa County, the community will be part of a larger retail development by TRC, which when completed will include shopping and dining, a new Safeway Store, trails and outdoor community areas.

Viamonté at Walnut Creek will be a joint venture between NCPHS and Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC), two non-profit senior housing providers experienced in the Bay Area.

Reservations will start later this year, though Viamonté has already begun the process of building a new information center, complete with a model unit for interested seniors to get a sense of life at the community.

Granger Group-Thrive Senior Living Brainchild ‘First & Main’ Plans Two Ohio Facilities

The Granger Group, a firm based in Grand Rapids, Mich., plans to begin construction next month on its First & Main senior living facilities in Central Ohio, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

The facilities, which are planned for New Albany and Lewis Center, will offer assisted living and memory care. Each will start with a 100,000-square-foot, three-story building surrounding a courtyard, providing 60 assisted living and 44 memory care units.

Both sites also plan to include room for a second building that would provide 60 independent and assisted living units.

First & Main is in part the brainchild of Thrive Senior Living Founder and Principal Jeramy Ragsdale and Granger Group Founder Gary Granger.

Based in Atlanta, the firm is a separate entity from the companies that has previously announced intentions to focus development in the upper Midwest, including Michigan, Ohio and Illinois.

Construction: In process

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities Breaks Ground on $95 Million CCRC Expansion

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities last week began the first phase of development for a $95 million expansion at Plantation Estates, a CCRC in Matthews, N.C., reports MultifamilyBiz.

The expansion will add 20 one-story villas and 126 new independent living apartments, two-thirds of which are now reserved. The project will also add a two-story clubhouse that will house a fitness and aquatic center, multiple dining venues and a large auditorium for multi-function use.

The approximate 1,400 – 1,600-square-foot apartments and 1,800 – 2,100-square-foot villas each feature two bedrooms with a den, two bathrooms and are available in a choice of styles and floor plans.

Another phase of the campus expansion will include the addition of a new WillowBrooke Court skilled care center, which will increase capacity to 100 private skilled care beds. As a result, the campus’ existing skilled nursing center will be renovated into additional assisted living housing.

Kisco Senior Living to Open Hawaii Facility in November

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Kisco Senior Living anticipates a November opening for Ilima, its $30 million senior living community in West Oahu, Hawaii, reports Pacific Business News.

An independent and assisted living facility, Ilima will offer 84 units across its 3.8 acres at the 40-ace Leihano mixed-use community in Kapolei.

Rents for the units, which will range in size from 410- to 995-square-feet, will range from $5,805 per month for a studio to $7,675 per month for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit.

McShane Construction Breaks Ground on 50-Unit Illinois Supportive Living Facility

Rosemont, Ill.-based McShane Construction Company, along with several local officials and financing partners, joined together this week to celebrate the groundbreaking for PhilHaven, a new 50-unit affordable and supportive housing development located at 2418 E. Hintz Road in Wheeling, Ill.

Under development by a partnership formed by Daveri Development Group LLC and Kenneth Young Center, the three-story building will comprise 57,174-square-feet of living space.

The first floor will feature the property’s on-site management offices and a variety of community spaces such as a lounge with an adjacent kitchen, technology center, exercise room, reading nook and a bike storage room.

In all, the building will consist of 50 private apartments configured in one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts and complete with contemporary fixtures and finishes.

Green building strategies will also be incorporated throughout the development by including Enterprise Green Communities Criteria as well as energy-efficient HVAC systems.

Financing for PhilHaven was provided by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, National Equity Fund Inc., Village Bank & Trust, Wintrust Financial, Cook County, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and Corporation for Supportive Housing.

Residents will benefit from supportive services provided by Kenneth Young Center and Alexian Brothers.

Upscale Senior Living Campus Opening in 2016 fr St. Cloud, Minn.

Chateau Waters, St. Benedict’s Senior Community’s new resort-stye senior living campus last week announced the completion of its model showroom as the project progresses towards its anticipated 2016 opening.

The showroom will allow a first glimpse of the many floor plans and options available and the distinctive furnishings, which include a modern kitchen featuring granite countertops, counter seating and top-of-the-line appliances.

Polished wood cabinetry and silver hardware lend the kitchen a “calming quality” that extends into the connected living room, St. Benedict’s said in a statement.

Construction on Chateau Waters began in mid-March and framing will be completed by Thanksgiving. When complete, the campus will have 72 independent living apartments, each with a private deck or patio, as well as 24 therapy suites for onsite post-hospital recovery.

Construction is slated to be complete summer of 2016.

Furniture Solutions Group, Perkins Eastman Working on MonteCedro Community

Annapolis, Md.-based Furniture Solutions Group is working alongside Perkins Eastman architects on the new MonteCedro senior living community in Pasadena, Calif.

The community is being developed by Episcopal Communities and Services, an all-faiths non-profit organization.

It will feature state-of-the-art amenities such as touch screen panels in each apartment to allow residents up-to-date information on various events, a full-size gm, outdoor aquatic pool, underground parking, creative arts studio, movie theatre and a high-tech business center.

The community will also provide on-site medical services, access to multiple universities, art organizations and area businesses that are designed to enrich the lives of the residents.

Currently, 80% of the 186 apartments are reserved for occupancy with the opening slated for early Fall 2015.

Construction: Completed

Sunrise Senior Living Opens New Community in San Francisco Area

On June 29, Sunrise will open the doors of its newest assisted living and memory care community in Burlingame, Calif. The community, Sunrise of Burlingame, joins 40 other Sunrise communities throughout the state.

The new four-story, 65,000-square-foot community on Trousdale Drive is located near a pedestrian-friendly shopping area with easy access to restaurants and nearby health care facilities.

With approximately 80 units, with a resident capacity of 97, the building will allow for flexible and adaptable spaces to support Sunrise’s full range of meaningful programming and activities designed to enrich residents’ minds, bodies and spirits.

Specifically, there will be space for a Sunrise Terrace Club Neighborhood, which provides tailored programming for seniors experiencing the early stages of memory loss.

Demand driven by aging population demographics spurred the development located in the Bay Area, especially as the U.S. Census Bureau estimated about 22% of California’s population will be over age-60 by the year 2030.

Sunrise also plans to open a new community in Dublin, Ohio in August and Sunrise at Palos Verdes in the Los Angeles area next year.

Wellmore Opens $35 Million Premier Retirement Community in Tega Cay, S.C.

On Monday, Wellmore, which is a brand of senior living under Maxwell Group, Inc., officially opened its $35 million luxury health care and wellness community, Wellmore of Tega Cay.

The development is the first retirement community within Tega Cay city limits that offers a full continuum of care, offering residents a hybrid wellness and health care model that provides assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

The 150,000-square-foot campus features a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, an on-site wellness center, and residential accommodations that include 80 assisted living apartments, including an innovative two-bedroom floor plan and individual skilled nursing, short-term rehab and memory care units with 24 rooms each.

Within the clubhouse, residents may enjoy several amenities such as a heated therapy pool, gourmet dining, salon services, full-service bar and interior access to all of the community’s neighborhoods via heated and air-conditioned hallways.

The Orchard Assisted Living & Memory Care Opens in Katy, Texas

The Orchard Assisted Living & Memory Care recently welcomed residents, their families and other guests for a celebration of its grand opening in Katy, Texas.

The 69,000-square-foot community has the capacity to serve up to 97 residents with specific levels of care and individualized assistance provided.

The one-story community, which is owned an operated by the Dallas-based Stroud Companies, can serve 57 residents in assisted living and 40 in memory care. Designed to be pet-friendly, The Orchard includes three landscaped courtyards, walking paths, with plans underway to built a dog park on campus.

Pinkard Construction Completes New Centura Health Neighborhood in Colo.

Colo.-based Pinkard Construction Company announced this week that it has celebrated the ribbon cutting of Centura Health’s newest Neighborhood Health Center in Golden, Colo.

Centura Health is comprised of 15 hospitals, eight affiliate hospitals, numerous health neighborhoods, health at home, urgent care centers and emergency rooms, along with more than 100 physician practices and clinics.

The new Health Center, located at Heritage Road and Highway 6 in Golden, is approximately 10,700-square-feet with 16 exam rooms, a wellness atrium, x-ray and phlebotomy.

The new neighborhood is part of Centura Health’s Colorado Health Neighborhood approach that offers a clinically-integrated, coordinated and comprehensive care delivery.

Also celebrating the completion of construction was ERDMAN, which provided planning/architectural engineering and design for the project.

Written by Jason Oliva

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