In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/16/15)

(Heartis Assisted Living and Memory Care — Photo courtesy of McShane Construction Company)

Construction: Planned

Integral Senior Living Begins Development on Santaluz, Calif. Community

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Carlsbad, Calif.-based Integral Senior Living this week announced it has broken ground on the development of its newest community, Santaluz Senior Living in Santaluz, Calif.

Slated to debut December 2016, the new assisted living and memory care community is designed with the future in mind. Built using green construction techniques, the community will utilize solar power and ENERGY STAR certification to guarantee the lowest carbon footprint currently possible.

The community will also provide high-tech software, applications and platforms for both operations and resident services to ensure efficiency and performance in every aspect of the community.

Santaluz Senior Living sits adjacent to the Santaluz Master Planned community and golf course, located at the intersection of Via Inez and Via Fiesta in San Diego just outside of the community of Rancho Santa Fe.

Upon completion, Santaluz will have 64 residences with 17 memory care units and 47 assisted living units, with these units ranging from studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans.

Other features include trails among outdoor courtyards, fountains, multiple patios, a vegetable garden a bocce court; a full-time concierge; ISL’s Vibrant Life program; a two-story grand dining room and private dining room; a bistro cafe; dedicated arts and crafts room; a computer room with complimentary Wi-Fi; a theater room; two on-site salons and barbershops; wellness center, exercise and rehab area; and a physical exam room.

Wellmore in Land Negotiations for $46 Million CCRC

Officials with Wellmore, a brand of Charlotte, N.C.-based Maxwell Group, have entered into contract negotiations for land property development in Daniel Island, S.C., where the company plans to build a $46 million premier continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

Wellmore of Daniel Island is projected to offer an upscale continuum of care including assisted and independent living, memory care, skilled nursing and short term rehabilitation.

In addition to the care offerings, the community will also feature a clubhouse where members can enjoy gourmet dining, on-site rehabilitation services and a full-service wellness center.

The property on Daniel Island is expected to be the third Wellmore community, the first being Wellmore of Tega Cay in S.C., which opened last month.

Wellmore expects the Daniel Island community will open in late 2017.

$100 Million CCRC Planned for Central Fla.

A new $100 million CCRC is in the works for Oviedo, Fla., reports the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ).

The project, which is located on land 60% owned by the University of Central Florida Foundation, who will either sell or lease the land to the community owner, CCRC Development Corp.

Project designs are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016, with a groundbreaking slated for mid- to late-2017, according to comments from UCF Foundation to the OBJ.

“As long as the project receives its expected approvals from Seminole County Planning and Zoning and the county commission, bids for a general contractor will go out in 2016,” said UCF Foundation Executive Director of Real Estate Zan Reynolds. “Planning and zoning will review the plan on Aug. 5, and if moved on, the county commission would vote sometime in October.”

Summit Senior Living Proposes 110-Unit Project in N.Y. Suburb

Planners will review a 110-unit project dubbed Summit Senior Living for 33-45 Forts Ferry Road in Latham, N.Y., reports Times Union.

The three-story apartment building, proposed by Nigro Group, will be located across from the Capital Region Health Park and would be built on a 13-acre site that is currently undeveloped.

Pending approvals, construction would begin in the spring of 2016.

Construction: In process

Brookdale Renovating Freedom Village Bradenton Community

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is spending nearly $4 million in upgrades this year at Freedom Village Bradenton, a CCRC in Bradenton, Fla.

The renovations, according to a release, will bring a “new resort-style elegance” to the CCRC’s Phase 1 building. The project will also include upgrades to The Colonial buildings and The Inn, which is the CCRC’s rehabilitation and skilled health care center.

Freedom Village Bradenton, with two restaurants already open to the public and approximately 750 residences, is located at 6406 21st Ave. W. Bradenton.

McShane Construction Company to Build New Caddis Property in Illinois

Rosemont, Ill.-based McShane Construction Company announced Wednesday that it will build the new 108-unit Heartis Assisted Living and Memory Care community on behalf of developer Caddis Partners, LLC, in Peoria, Ill.

The new luxury senior living complex is under construction on a seven-acre parcel at 8201 North Illinois Route 91 in Peoria.

It will consist of two adjoined components totaling 97,000-square-feet, including a single-story, 36-unit memory care building in addition to a three-story residential building offering a total of 72 assisted living apartments.

The exterior will blend attractive finishes such as cement board, sign, clad stone veneer, stucco and masonry meant to artfully accent the building’s Juliet Balconies, cedar trellises and elegant window lines.

Each memory care unity offers an studio layout incorporating a private bathroom and direct access to dining and common areas. The implementation of multiple therapy rooms, an activities room, sun room, salon and secured outdoor space will serve to enhance the well-being of residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The 72 assisted living apartments include a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts. McShane will complete interior and exterior gathering areas, a spacious dining room with adjacent commercial kitchen, library and computer room, a bistro bar and a salon.

Texas-based Katus, LLC is providing the architectural services for the project, which is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2016.

Maplewood Memory Care Community Expects Summer 2016 Completion

Westport, Conn.-based Maplewood Senior Living is set to open its newest community, Maplewood at Twinsburg, in Ohio come summer 2016, reports Twinsburg Bulletin.

The 62,505-square-foot facility will be located at 2463 Sussex Boulevard and will provide assisted living and memory care.

At the community, Maplewood will offer outdoor courtyards, patios, common living spaces, a theater room, a pub with a game room, a library, a Wellness Center and spa to seniors. Additionally, the memory care facility will offer farm-to-table dining and a brain fitness center.

Groundbreaking for the new community is scheduled to take place July 23.

Pennsylvania CCRC Undergoing $14 Million Expansion

Elm Terrace Gardens, a CCRC in Lansdale, Pa., on Tuesday broke ground on a 45,000-square-foot expansion that will add new living apartments and other amenities, reports The Reporter News.

Specifically, the $14.5 million expansion will add 20 independent living apartments and 24 memory support apartments in the form of additional floors on an existing section of the building.

Additionally, Elm Terrace Gardens will also be converting some of the block into green space, including a small park that will feature walking trails, a gazebo, benches and porch swings.

Construction: Completed

Messiah Village CCRC Opens Welcome Center Ahead of Future Construction

This week, Messiah Lifeways opened its new Welcome Center, designed to showcase the future Village Square residences on the campus of Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village, a CCRC in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The Welcome Center is home to artistic renderings, detailed floor plans and an interactive scale model of Village Square, a town village concept that will add to the community’s apartment homes and abundant lifestyle amenities come 2017.

Beyond private residences, Village Square will also house lively common spaces, public dining venues and two community programs: the Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning and Messiah Lifeways Wellness.

Messiah Lifeways expects groundbreaking to occur fall 2015.

Village Square is just one part of a comprehensive 20-year plan to meet the changing needs of future generations of residents. The first phase of construction also includes building two new skilled nursing neighborhoods with private rooms and adding 26 large Enhanced Living/personal care apartments.

Written by Jason Oliva

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