In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/20/15)

(Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill – Photo courtesy of Masonic Villages)

Construction: Planned

Immanuel Lutheran Communities Plans Senior Housing Community for Montana

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Not-for-profit organization Immanuel Lutheran Communities, in partnership with Mountain Plains Equity Group, have developed plans to build a new senior living apartment complex on 4.2 acres at 41 Meridian Court near downtown Kalispell in Montana.

Dubbed Timber Meadows, the two-story complex will consist of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for qualified, independent seniors who are on a limited income.

Each apartment will include a balcony, storage and a private enclosed garage, while community amenities will include a fitness room, a library, a common area with a fireplace and kitchen and an outdoor seating area with fire pit.

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Immanuel Lutheran is partnering with the Mountain Plains Equity Group to apply to the Montana Board of Housing for federal income tax credits to build the project.

The Board will announce tax-credit recipients in January, Immanuel Lutheran Communities stated in a release.

Construction: In process

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ClearPath Senior Holdings Bringing $7.4 Million Project to Missouri

St. Louis-based ARCO Construction Co. Inc. this week announced it is building a new $7.4 million senior living community in Carthage, Missouri for ClearPath Senior Holdings, a developer of private-pay senior living communities also based in St. Louis.

The companies broke ground on the 37,000-square-foot community in June, but officially commemorated the start of construction at a groundbreaking on August 20.

Upon completion in May 2016, Oak Pointe of Carthage will have a total of 46 apartments, 33 units dedicated to assisted living and 13 dedicated to memory care. Floor plan mix includes studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Oak Pointe’s assisted living apartments will feature kitchenettes and ample closet space, individual climate control and will be pet-friendly.

The memory care wing will provide an individualized environment with social activities and programs designed to help keep residents with cognitive impairment engaged and active.

Other amenities include a wellness center with space for physician visits and therapy services, courtyard and garden areas, a crafts and hobby room, a full-service beauty and barber salon.

Partnering with ARCO on the construction of Oak Pointe is GMA Architects; Anderson Engineering, civil engineering; and KPFF, structural engineering.

The community will be managed an operated by St. Louis-based operator Provision Living.

Oak Pointe of Carthage will be located at 300 West Airport Road and is one of three senior living communities currently being built by ClearPath and ARCO in southwest Missouri, and the companies’ sixth in the state.

Last month, ClearPath and ARCO broke ground on a similar project in Neosho, Missouri, about 25 miles south of Carthage, and plans call for another groundbreaking in October in Monett, Missouri.

Construction: Completed

Thrive Senior Living, PinPoint Commercial Celebrate Grand Opening of Tampa Community

Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living recently celebrated the grand opening for one of its newest communities, Legacy at Highwoods Preserve Assisted Living and Memory Care in Tampa, Fla.

The two-story community will provide “top-tier” services for 60 assisted living residents and 22 memory care residents, Thrive stated in a release on the community’s opening.

Managed by Thrive, Legacy at Highwoods Preserve was developed by PinPoint Commercial of Houston, Texas.

Action Pact Opens New ‘Household Model’ Community in Kansas City

An organization recognized for developing and promoting the Household Model of senior housing services, Action Pact is bringing this home-like approach to Kansas City, Kan. via The Piper.

The Piper is architecturally designed to be warm, welcoming and homey. Here, residents live in private apartments, each of which has its own kitchen, living area and bathroom.

The apartments open to a larger household similar in size and features of a family home for up to 20 members, including an open kitchen, dining room, living room, den and four-season room. This approach creates a “home within a home” experience, says Action Pact.

In all, there are six independent households, each embracing 20 private apartments.

The Piper was developed and built by Assisted Living Associates, a partnership between PAR Development, Clarkson Construction Company and Action Pact.

Sun Health Finishes Assisted Living Addition to Arizona Post-Acute Facility

Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation by Sun Health has finished building an upscale 20-suite residence for up to 30 people who need assistance with activities of daily living.

The second floor of the two-story residence features one two-bedroom, 13 one-bedroom and six studio suites, each with a kitchenette, full bath and ample closet space. The one- and two-bedroom suites also feature a living room.

Also located on the second floor is a fireplace lounge, a business center, several gathering spaces, a community kitchen and a fitness area.

On the ground level is a Starbucks cafe, a gift shop, movie theater, chapel/library, spa and salon area, as well as a restaurant-style dining room and large multipurpose room. A physician-staffed health clinic is also housed on the first floor.

Grandview Terrace’s assisted living project is the last phase of a multi-million dollar, top-to-bottom renovation of the Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation campus—previously known as Grandview Care Center.

A skiled nursing unit, a sub-acute rehab unit and an indoor therapy pool in the rehabilitation department were remodeled, and construction crews also built a 16-suite memory support residence, designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

The design-build team for the project consisted of The Weitz Company (contractor); Orcutt-Winslow Partnership (architect); HilgartWilson (civil engineering); and Thoma-Holec Design (interior design).

Masonic Villages Completes $20 Million Expansion, Renovation Project

Pennsylvania-based Masonic Villages announced this week that it has completed a $20 million expansion and renovation project at the Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill, located 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, which includes 60 new apartments.

The 96,000-square-foot addition and new apartments brings the total number of residences on the campus to 158. The community also offers 38 personal care residences and 60 nursing care suites.

The new building includes one- and two-bedroom apartment floor plans ranging in size from 800- to 1,120-square-feet. Connected to the original building, the addition provides indoor access to amenities and activities throughout the campus such as two restaurants, an in-house bowling alley, a woodshop and a wellness center.

Renovation included updated the building’s original facade for a more contemporary look and increasing the parking areas on campus. Sustainable practices were also incorporated into the building, including LED lighting, high-efficiency heat pumps and boilers/chillers, and low emissions carpet and paint.

Work was completed by Warfel Construction Co. and designed by RLPS Architects.

Bridges by EPOCH Now Open in Westwood, Mass.

A memory care assisted living community in Massachusetts, Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood welcomed its first residents on August 18, the company announced this week.

The community is a joint collaboration between EPOCH Senior Living and National Development, a real estate and investment firm with senior housing expertise.

Located at 140 University Ave. in Westwood, and adjacent to University Station, the new two-story community includes 64 suites with four different floor plans and is designed exclusively for residents with memory impairment.

Soothing lighting, decor and colors, tall ceilings, wide spaces and plenty of windows for natural light, as well as an enclosed courtyard are just some of the features at Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood. The community also features a partially covered, furnished, open-air deck on the second story for use and enjoyment by residents.

The architect for the Westwood community is CBT of Boston and the interior design was developed by architectural firm JSA Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Cranshaw Construction of Newton, Mass., was the general contractor.

Erickson Living Debuts New Residential Building at Ashby Ponds CCRC

Magnolia Place, a new independent living building at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living CCRC, officially opened and is now home to the community’s newest residents.

Magnolia Place is a four-floor, 161,000-square-foot building that includes 83 independent living apartment homes featuring 13 of Ashby Ponds’ most popular one- and two-bedroom floor plans.

New residents will enjoy covered, underground parking, a large courtyard, pond and tree-lined views. Within the apartment homes, amenities include stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, open floor plans, upgraded lighting and flooring options, as well as fully-sized, side-by-side, washers and dryers. Many of the apartment homes also feature an outdoor living space with a screened-in porch or a patio.

As of this posting, over 90% of the apartment homes at Magnolia Place are currently reserved and will be home to new residents by the end of summer, said Holly Henderson, director of sales at Ashby Ponds, in a written statement.

Affordable Senior Housing Community in Ohio Earns LEED Gold

Chimes Terrace Apartments, a newly renovated property in the village of Johnstown, Ohio, has received a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Chimes Terrace offers 36 one-bedroom independent living apartments and 24 units of assisted living in a location conveniently located near supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, restaurants, retail, services, houses of worship and in close proximity to transit stops and a park.

Features contributing to the LEED Gold certification include ENERGY STAR refrigerators and bath exhaust fans; CFL and LED lighting; 100% drought-tolerant landscaping; low water use plumbing fixtures; reuse of the existing building foundation, wall and roof framing; and allergen-reducing MERV 8 air filters and Green Label Plus carpet that contribute to healthy indoor air quality.

Cincinnati-based Sol design + consulting provided energy consulting and green building certification services for the 60-unit project, which was developed and is operated by National Church Residences, designed by Berardi + Partners and built by Ruscilli Construction.

Written by Jason Oliva

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