In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/3/15)

(Rendering of Westminster of Dallas — Photo courtesy of Riverwood Retirement Management Inc.)

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Construction: Planned 

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Riverwood Retirement Management Picked for New ‘Westminster’ Community

Orange City, Fla.-based management and consulting firm for retirement and senior living communities Riverwood Retirement Management Inc. has been chosen to manage Westminster of Dallas in Georgia.

This will be the third Westminster branded community in the Southeast, but the first in Georgia. The 43,600-square-foot memory care community will serve nearly 50 residents.

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The construction and design of the community is being taken into consideration to create optimal conditions for those living with memory impairment—from the skylights that will provide natural light in the 19-foot grand foyer and dining and activity rooms, to the residents bathrooms that will be floor-lit at night for safety.

Handrails will also be placed throughout the one-story community to promote mobility and independent, along with special slip-resistant flooring that eliminates glare and minimizes the risk for potential falls.

Two separate, secure walking trails aim to encourage residents to enjoy the outdoors and stay physically active among vegetable gardens, butterfly bushes and hummingbird feeders.

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CDH Partners will design the community with Beacon Construction Company.

The project’s design will have an “old world” architectural style with a wood frame building and Dutch hip roof lines, among other distinctive features meant to create a timeless scheme, Riverwood stated in a press release.

Also featured on campus will be common areas, a formal dining room and a commercial kitchen, as well as activity rooms on each wing, a beauty/barber shop, private chapel, laundry room and library with a computer station. The dining rooms will feature aquariums and bird sanctuaries.

Construction and the groundbreaking process will begin within the next two months, and the community is scheduled to be completed and open in late 2016.

Montana CCRC Plans Five-Year $45 Million Expansion, Redevelopment

In response to a growing need for senior living options, Immanuel Lutheran Communities announced this week a campus redevelopment project at its existing Buffalo Hill Terrace continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Kalispell, Mont.

The redevelopment will include 36 new independent living residences at The Villas at Buffalo Hill, along with an auditorium/chapel, pool, fitness center, salon/spa, under building parking, a dining room, as well as a coffee bar and lounge.

The project will include the addition of 24 assisted living apartment residences for individuals with memory loss, a memory care garden and updates to the existing skilled nursing portion of the community.

Redevelopment plans will also expand the Retreat at Buffalo Hill to include new residences for short-stay therapy services and a new 2,000-square-foot rehabilitation and therapy center.

Immanuel Lutheran Communities estimates the total cost for the entire campus expansion and renovation will be $45 million. The project, which will be rolled out in phases over a five-year period, begins spring 2016.

The nonprofit senior living provider has named CJMW Architecture of Winston-Salem, N.C., and MMW Architects of Missoula as architectural partners on the project.

Additional partners include local contractor Swank Enterprises; Sawgrass Partners, a senior living developer and advisor based in Illinois; local engineering company Morrison Maierle; Nashville-based interior design firm Studio 121; and Corsi Associates, a foodservice consulting firm based in Pa.

The redevelopment project arrives on the heels of an announcement in August that Immanuel Lutheran Communities plans to develop Timber Meadows, a new apartment community for seniors near downtown Kalispell.

Seniority, Zenith Capital to Build $23.5 Million Assisted Living Community

Seniority Inc. and Seattle-based Zenith Capital announced Thursday their plans to built a new $23.5 million, 98-unit assisted living and memory care community in Covington, Wash.

Covington Assisted Living and Memory Care Community will be located at 17006 SE Wax Road in Covington. It’s 98 units will include 64 for assisted living and 34 for memory care.

Construction will begin on the three-acre development parcel in the second quarter of 2016, with an anticipated opening slated for summer 2017.

When completed, Seniority, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABHOW, will operate the facility.

A portion of the project’s overall financing will come from the U.S. Government’s EB-5 immigrant investor program. There will also be additional equity partners investing into the project as well.

Quality Senior Living to Build New ‘Blake’ Community in La.

Quality Senior Living, along with Blake Management Group, plan to build a new “Blake” community in Bossier City, La., the companies announced late last week.

The Blake at Bossier City will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care, and will be located near Airline Drive, which the companies note is convenient to people who live in both Bossier City and Shreveport.

Independent living floor plan option will include two-bedroom residences with full kitchens, while options for assisted living residences include studio to two-bedroom, two-bath apartments with walk-in closets, full kitchens and a balcony or porch. Memory care options include studio and one-bedroom residences with walk-in closets.

Pricing will be based on serve needs and apartment selection. While there is no “buy-in” fee, Quality Senior Living noted that assisted living monthly rates start as low as $2,500.

As for amenities, The Blake at Bossier City will provide elegant dining options, concierge service, 24-hour nurse staffing and an active social program.

Other amenities include fine dining, casual dining, a full-service bar and lounge, full-serve coffee shop and ice cream parlor, salon services, outpatient physical therapy, a sunlit chapel, custom putting greens and outdoor activity courts, a full-feature theater room, activity rooms, landscaped courtyards with an outdoor fire pavilion, fountains and raised gardens, a business center, library, internet cafe, indoor/outdoor dining, fitness center, massage and spa services, transportation and on-site parking.

Dallas-based Arrive Architecture Group is providing architectural design for the development.

Civitas Senior Living Plans Texas Memory Care Project

Fort Worth, Texas-based Civitas Senior Living recently announced plans for a new memory care community in Frisco, Texas.

Opening December 2015, La Fontaine will be the fourteenth development property in the Civitas’ portfolio.

The community is located near the Centennial Medical Center and across from La Fontaine’s sister community, Stonemere Rehabilitation Center.

La Fontaine will provide 28 memory care units, and will feature amenities that include a beauty salon, two courtyards with fountains and plant-able gardens, walking trails and radiant heated flooring in all bathrooms.

The construction company for the project is Rosco Construction.

Concordis Senior Living Moves Forward with Planned 120-Unit Community

Ocala, Fla.-based Concordis Senior Living plans to break ground on a 120-unit senior living community in La., reports Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.

Concordis recently received final approval from the Metro Council to develop the two-story community on a vacant 4.5-acre land tract on Siegen, south of Perkins Road intersection.

Plans call for one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as studios. Unit mix consists of 76 units for assisted living and 44 apartments contained in two neighborhoods for memory care residents.

When complete, Concordis will manage the facility, which is one of four communities it plans to build over the next year in Louisiana, Texas and Florida.

Construction: In process

Walsh Construction Breaks Ground with Senior Lifestyle Corp. 

Chicago-based Senior Lifestyle Corp. and Walsh Construction are breaking ground this month on The Sheridan of Green Oaks, a new senior living community located in Libertyville, Ill.

Developed on a 33-acre site with design partner SAS, The Sheridan of Green Oaks consists of 212,326-square-feet of living space, broken out into 198 total units of independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

Broken down by housing type, the campus includes 78 independent living units, 64 units of assisted living and 56 memory care units.

Amenities include a fitness center, art studio, internet cafe, library, multi-purpose room, card room, bar/lounge, dining, a beauty salon, wellness center, physical therapy room, private dining area, living rooms and two fully landscaped exterior courtyards.

The Sheridan of Green Oaks marks the tenth project where Walsh has teamed with Senior Lifestyle as the company’s construction partner over the past 15 years.

Silverado Dedicating Site for New Memory Care Community

Next week, Silverado will hold a site dedication ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new memory care community in Bellingham, Wash.

Silverado Bellingham will be a 41,000-square-foot, single-story community that will serve up to 80 people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory-impairing conditions.

Over the next year, Silverado said in a release that it will spend more than $10 million locally toward the development of the new community, which is expected to open in late 2016.

The multimillion-dollar community is being constructed on four acres and will include state-of-the-art design elements throughout the living space, including skylights and sunrooms to draw in natural light and warmth, and living areas that will provide residents with comfortable spaces for social interaction.

Also incorporated into the design are a coffeehouse style bistro, beauty salon, country store and spa. Additionally, a large outdoor courtyard, with its covered patios and walkways, aim to encourage residents to move freely among the gardens.

Silverado is working with local teams, including architect James Brown with Wattenbarger Architects; local civic engineer Craig Parkingson with Cascade Engineering; and Dawson Construction Inc. as a project consultant.

Construction: Completed

National Church Residences Earns LEED Certification for St. Louis Senior Apartments

National Church Residences Telegraph Road, a senior living apartment community in St. Louis, recently obtained LEED Platinum rating, the highest level of certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The three-story building has 45 one-bedroom apartments serving income-qualified older adults on a site located within walking distance of community resources for shopping, banking, health care and transit stops—a significant benefit from a green building perspective.

But it is the communities implementation of energy-efficient design and appliances that heavily factored into the certification for LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.

Features like HVAC systems include high-efficiency heat pumps and ENERGY STAR rated heat recovery ventilators, refrigerators, dishwashers and lighting packages.

Other green building features contributing to the development’s LEED Platinum rating includes 96% of the lot being designed for storm water infiltration; drought tolerant landscaping that provides a 31% reduction in irrigation demand; WaterSense plumbing fixtures to minimize water consumption; no VOC paint; low VOC adhesives and sealants; Green Label Plus carpet; and formaldehyde-free composite wood designed to ensure healthy indoor air quality.

Cincinnati-based Sol design + consulting provided energy consulting and green building certification services for the National Church Services Telegraph Road community. Design was provided by St. Louis Design Alliance.

Written by Jason Oliva

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