In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/2/15)

Construction: Planned

St. Louis Community Plans $14.6 million Renovation and Construction Projects

Nazareth Living Center, a 140-bed skilled nursing facility and 150-bed assisted living community in St. Louis, is planning a renovation and the construction of an assisted living facility—a project that will cost $14.6 million, reports St. Louis Business Journal.

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While Nazareth already provides assisted living, the community is licensed for 150 beds, 48 of which will be moved to the new facility.

The new building, designed by the Lawrence Group, will be 34,724-square-feet and will cost $8.7 million. The two-story facility will provide a centralized kitchen on each level, dining areas, space for group activities and common areas. Each room will have private accommodations with its own bathroom.

The renovation portion of the project, which will occur at the existing nursing home, will cover approximately 50% of the building. To this extent, 19 rooms will receive new walk-in showers and a portion of the facility’s dining room will be partitioned off to add additional space for physical therapy services at the center.

In total, the renovation will encompass 19,625-square-feet and will cost approximately $2.25 million.

An application for the projects indicate that construction will be financed using $11 million in bonds and $3.6 million in unrestricted funds.

$80 Million Mixed-Use Project in Ind. to Includes Senior Living Plans

An $80 million mixed-use development planned in Carmel, Ind. plans to include a senior living community, a hotel, retail space as well as a mix of townhomes and apartments, reports Indianapolis Business Journal.

The Carmel Redevelopment Commission last month approved the final plan for “The District” project by Indianapolis-based Edward Rose & Sons.

Within the mixed-use development, Rose Senior Living will be near the corner of Grand Boulevard and Fairfax Manor Drive, and will include 159 units with 69 for independent living, 30 for memory care and 60 for assisted living.

Amenities for the senior living center will include a dining area, theater, café, salon, third-floor rooftop terrace, fourth-floor rooftop garden, general store, a pub and lounge area.

Construction: In process

The Terraces of Boise to Open Doors Late July

Phase I of The Terraces of Boise is scheduled to open July 27 in Boise, Idaho, according to Greystone Communities, who is serving as development consultant at The Terraces.

This phase will open 80 independent living apartment homes and cottages as well as the independent living common areas.

Phase II-A is planned to open this fall and Phase II-B is scheduled to open its doors in the first quarter of 2016.

Construction of Sales Center Underway at Erickson CCRC

Erickson Living has started construction on the Sales Center at Windsor Run, a new CCRC being developed in Matthews, N.C.

The first building being construction at Windsor Run, the Sales Center is expected to open in late 2015, Erickson stated in a release.

Windsor Run will be constructed on approximately 60 acres of a 150-acre site in Matthews, about 15 miles southeast of Charlotte. U.S. Census Bureau data from 2014 indicates that Charlotte’s population has grown 40% since 2000.

Meanwhile, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Aging noted that Mecklenburg County alone will experience a 260% growth in the adults over age 60 in the next 20 years.

Following the opening of the Sales Center, the first phase of development plans for Windsor Run includes the construction of independent living apartment homes and a community clubhouse projected for completion in 2017.

Choate Construction Company will serve as the general contractor and Lantz-Boggio Architects will serve as the architectural firm for the Sales Center project at Windsor Run.

The Sales Center will be located at 2010 McKee Road in Matthews.

McFarlin Group Starts Construction on San Antonio Project

Last week, Dallas-based health services developer and owner McFarlin Group announced plans for its ninth senior living community in San Antonio, as well as its nearing the commencement of construction on another community in Gilbert, Ariz.

The Heritage at Westover Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care, which will be located near the SW corner of Wiseman Boulevard and Rogers Road in San Antonio, began construction July 1.

The community will include approximately 100 beds of assisted living and memory care on its campus situated nearby Christus Santa Rosa Hospital – Westover Hills.

The Heritage wil serve both assisted living and memory care residents in spacious private apartments and suites, and will offer a wide variety of first-class services and amenities. The community also plans to offer companion living suites, too.

Amenities include three interior landscaped courtyards, private dining, a special events venue, a spa/salon and more. Additional services include transportation, medication management, nursing services and wellness programs, linen, laundry and housekeeping services, along with assistance with activities of daily living.

As for McFarlin’s project in Gilber, Ariz., that community, which will not be branded under The Heritage name, will serve approximately 100 residents in assisted living and memory care apartments.

The community will be situated on a five-acre site near South Val Vista Road and Willis Road, across from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Groundbreaking is anticipated for the third quarter of 2015.

Surpass Senior Living will perform the daily operations at The Heritage.

Brandywine Senior Living Renovates Delaware Assisted Living Facility

Brandywine Senior Living recently renovated its Seaside Pointe assisted living community in Rehoboth Beach, Del., reports local Cape Gazette.

The updates are the latest changes to the community since last year, as Brandywine has added two new wings to the community, including the Peter J. Burke dementia segment, which opened in December.

The newest update brought forth the Bay Club, which houses a new bistro serving light fare where residents can dine any time.

Apartments in the addition have new carpeting, lighting and window treatments, and come standard with a mini-kitchen, accessible bathroom, wireless internet and cable.

Arlington Place of Red Oak Adds Assisted Living, Memory Care Apartments

Arlington Place of Red Oak, a senior living community in Red Oak, Iowa, will complete the addition of four assisted living apartments and 10 memory care apartments to its campus at 800 Ratliff Road later this fall.

The projected $2.2 million construction project will offer a specialized, secured environment for residents living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

This setting is designed to meet the needs of residents who require supervision and/or assistance with activities of daily living, through daily programming.

Arlington Place of Red Oak is professionally managed by Senior Housing Management, who is working with Solum Lang Architects LLC and Senior Housing Consultants, Inc. on the design, build and development of the project.

HDC Development Companies LLC, of St. Joseph, Minn., is the general contractor.

Oakmont Senior Living Building Luxury Community in Calif.

Oakmont of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations ahead of its grand opening, which could be as early as December, reports The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

As of late June, nearly half of the 80 units at the community had been reserved, according to the community’s executive director cited by The SCVS.

The community, located at 28650 Newhall Ranch Rd. in Santa Clarita, will let residents choose from either a studio, one- or two-bedroom floor plan, ranging in size between 400- to 1,192-square-feet.

Some of the amenities on-site include a movie theater, a wellness center, beauty salon and gourmet meals prepared by an executive chef.

First & Main to Open $22.5 Million Community in August

First & Main of Metro Health Village, an assisted living and memory care community in Wyoming, Mich., is opening its doors August 14, reports Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Valued at roughly $22.5 million, the more than 101,000-square-foot facility will offer 102 living units, including two floors of private assisted living suites and a third floor dedicated to memory care residents.

First & Main is a joint effort from Mich.-based Granger Group and Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living.

The Metro Health Village development was designed by Hobbs + Black Architects and Spacewerks Inc.

HIT Invests $25.9 Million into Ore. Senior Living Facility

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced this week that it is investing $25.9 million of union and public pension capital for the rehabilitation of the Westmoreland’s Union Manor in Portland, Ore.

This financing will allow “significant modernization” of the apartment building and will keep 100% of the project affordable to Portland seniors, HIT stated in a release.

Originally built in 1966 with 301 age-restricted units for adults age 62 and older, the Westmoreland’s Union Manor will receive a replacement of all major systems as part of the rehab.

The building will be managed by Manor Management, a union-based property management company.

HIT is a fixed-income investment company that managed $5 billion in assets for more than 370 investors, which include union and public employee pension plans.

Construction: Completed

Colorado CCRC Celebrates Grand Opening of Expansion

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, along with Lantz-Boggio Architects, Continuum Health and Grace Pointe Continuing Care Community recently celebrated the grand opening of Phase II of the CCRC in Greeley, Colo.

The celebration marked the expansion of the Grace Pointe Continuing Care Senior Campus, a multi-phased projected that added 26 assisted living units with a 28,000-square-foot wing addition and expanded two dining rooms in the existing facility.

Grace Pointe provides independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care services, along with an array of lifestyle-enhancing services and amenities.

Affordable Housing Grant Leads to Dallas Senior Living Opening

Thanks in part to a $500,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Amegy Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), the final phase of a senior living community opened last week in Dallas.

With the completion of this third and final phase, Lakewest Assisted Living, a continuum-of-care community in the Dallas Lake West area, now boasts an additional 130 assisted living units for low-income seniors on its 39-acre campus.

The newest Lakewest Assisted Living apartments provide long-term supportive services and care for residents in need of daily assistance with everyday tasks; on-site meal plans through its dining programs; along with laundry services, a recreation center and daily activities.

The project was spearheaded by the Dallas Housing Authority and StoneGate Senior Living, a Lewisville, Texas-based management company.

The first two phases of construction consisted of the Village at Lake West, an independent living community consisting of four towers and 360 units for residents age-55 and older; and Lakewest Rehabilitation and Skilled Care, a post-acute health care segment that provides occupational, physical, speech therapy and extensive clinical care.

The skilled center has the capacity to care for up to 118 patients and is comprised of 20 private suites and 49 shared suites.

Written by Jason Oliva

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