In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/17/15)

(Metro @ Compton – An affordable senior housing community in Compton, Calif.)

Construction: Planned

Living Care Lifestyles Plans Seattle Memory Care Community 

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Seattle-based Living Care Lifestyles plans to break ground next spring on a new free-standing memory care community in West Seattle, which it says will be the only dedicated memory care community in the surrounding seven zip codes.

Quail Park of West Seattle is anticipated to open its doors in early 2017.

The more than 46,000-square-foot community will offer 45 rooms for residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, with a capacity to serve 66 residents. Upon completion, the community will employ approximately 40 employees.

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With three floors located on almost a half-acre site, Quail Park will features centrally-located common areas on each floor, with amenities that include a dining area, sitting lounge, theatre, activity space, outdoor patio, water fixtures, putting green, along with distinct and exclusive “neighborhoods” reflecting the West Seattle heritage with specific historic markers and items.

Quail Park of West Seattle is centrally-located within the West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village along both California Ave. SW and SW Alaska streets. The community is also located in proximity to local churches, schools, grocery and department stores, and other businesses.

Living Care Lifestyles estimates the total project cost will have an economic impact of more than $22 million.

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The architect for the project is John Lape Architecture, and the developer is Morningside Development Group, LLC.

Masonic Homes of Kentucky Plans $80 Million Expansion Project

The Masonic Homes of Kentucky is planning two projects that will add a total of 200 residences on its 82-acre campus in Louisville, Ky., reports The Courier-Journal.

The expansion could run at an estimated cost approximately $80 million, with the first phase costing about $18 million, and a subsequent phase possibly totaling $58 million.

Currently, the campus in eastern Louisville includes a 280-unit independent living apartment complex, a 136-unit skilled nursing facility and a 104-unit personal care assisted living project.

The Masonic Homes recently filed plans for part of the new development with the Metro Department of Planning and Design Services, and is awaiting approval from the Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment.

Construction: In process

Erickson CCRC Partners with Design Firm on Modernization Plan

Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has partnered with a local design firm to create an interior modernization plan for several common spaces in the community.

The CCRC’s management team has collaborated with both a resident design committee and the North Palm Beach design firm Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, LLC, to create what it calls the “optimal blend of comfort and sophistication.”

Located on 26 acres on the grounds of PGA National, Devonshire offers many shared spaces such as five distinct on-campus restaurants, a lounge, theater, performing arts center, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center—areas that several of which were identified for a redesign in the first phase of the modernization plan now nearing completion.

The Living Room, an area for meeting and a gathering point for residents, recently debuted new carpet, paint, artwork, furniture and lighting fixtures.

The Windsor, Cavendish and the Verandah—three of the CCRC’s dining venues—also received a refresh.

In addition, Devonshire’s entrance atrium also has been reconditioned and provides a new welcoming area for residents and guests of the community.

A second phase of modernization is also planned in the near future for Devonshire, where the community will once again partner with Peacock + Lewis, as well as Lantz-Boggio architects headquartered in Englewood, Colo.

That phase will see the expansion of the bar and lounge area, revealing additional space to host gatherings. It will also feature a refresh of the Stratford—the community’s performing arts center—including a brand new audio system, as well as a revitalization of the on-site fitness center.

Silverado Dedicates Site for New Memory Care Community

Last week, Silverado held a site dedication ceremony, laying the foundation for a new memory care community in Bellingham, Wash.

The 41,000-square-foot Silverado Bellingham is expected to open in late 2016 and has been designed to serve up to 80 residents. Over the next year, Silverado stated in a release that it plans to spend more than $10 million locally.

The multi-million 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 community design are a coffeehouse-style bistro, beauty salon, country store and spa. A large outdoor courtyard, with covered patios and walkways, aim to encourage residents to move freely among the community’s gardens and fruit-bearing trees.

In addition to supporting as many as 80 new health care jobs, the development is expected to contribute more than 100 construction jobs.

Silverado is already working with local teams, including Wattenbarger Architects, Cascade Engineering and Dawson Construction Inc. as project consultant.

Construction: Completed

Providence Life Services, Ryan Companies Complete Arbor Place of Lisle

Tinley Park, Ill.-based not-for-profit Providence Life Services and national developer Ryan Companies this week celebrated the official grand opening of Arbor Place of Lisle, an 80-unit age- and income-restricted senior living community in Lisle, Ill.

The $20.6 million project is comprised of 60 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom apartments, as well as a living room and common kitchen, a multi-purpose room, a TV/library room, on-site laundry facilities, a private courtyard with gazebo and a fitness center.

Each unit at Arbor Place of Lisle includes a full-sized kitchen with modern cabinetry and appliances, window treatments and walk-in closets, with some units even featuring balconies.

Arbor Place is being financed under the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. IHDA’s allocation of tax credits leveraged nearly $15 million in private equity to support the construction of Arbor Place.

IHDA also provided approximately $1.8 million in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding and $1.2 million from the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

Pioneer Property Management, Inc., will provide on-site management services at Arbor Place.

Taylor Made Design provided architectural design services for the community.

Ebenezer Management Services Sets Grand Opening for Minn. Community

Red Rock Senior Living, a new $14 million community managed by Ebenezer Management Services, will host a grand opening September 19 in Woodbury, Minn.

The 74,700-square-foot, two-story development is owned by Twin Cities-based Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm.

The community offers a variety of housing options, which include 76 apartments comprised of 39 independent and assisted living residences, 32 memory care apartments and five care suites.

Designed by River Falls, Wis.-based Ayres Associates, Red Rock’s on-site amenities include remote monitoring technology, outdoor patters, porches, gardens and walking paths, heated underground parking, club room, community room, private dining room, movie theater, fitness room, fireplace lounges, sunroom, craft room, salon and spa.

Wildamere Properties Plans October Opening for Minn. Community

Minnetonka, Minn.-based Wildamere Properties is the owner of a Bluffs of Lake City, a new senior living community that will host a grand opening October 3 in Lake City, Minn.

The $13.4 million community, which is currently open to residents, is adjacent to the Mayo Clinic Health System’s care center. The Bluffs of Lake City Senior Living, along with the care center, is managed by Ebenezer Management Services.

The three-story, 83,500-square-foot development was built by Welsh Construction of Minneapolis and designed by Pope Architects.

Unit mix includes 66 apartments—42 independent living and assisted living apartments, and 24 private memory care apartments.

Amenities include remote monitoring technology, on-site visits by geriatric physicians, restaurant-style dining and chef-prepared meals, walking paths and community patios. Additionally, the community also features a community room, movie theater, spa salon and massage room, heated underground parking, guest suite, library with computers and WiFi throughout the building.

Meta Housing Completes $20.3 Million Senior Housing Community in Compton

Meta Housing Corporation this week announced the completion of Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $20.3 million transit-oriented, affordable senior housing community in Compton, Calif.

The 75-unit development is available to seniors aged 55 and older. By working closely with the City of Compton and the County of Los Angeles, Meta Housing implemented several capital improvements that enhance pedestrian access to the nearby light rail and bus station.

Metro @ Compton was developed as a Green Point Rated project utilizing a series of sustainable and water efficient features, including solar power and a photovoltaic system that captures sunlight to heat water and generate electricity for the building.

Meta Housing also implemented a water-saving gray water system that re-employs water from on-site washing machines for landscape watering.

The apartment community was developed directly across from Compton’s newly developed Senior Activity Center and includes amenities such as a large community room, outdoor living room and fountain, and a barbecue.

The Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments was developed by Meta Housing Corporation in partnership with Western Community Housing. The community was designed by Y&M Architects; constructed by Optimus Construction, Inc. under the supervision of construction manager KKG, Inc.

The property is managed by WSH Management.

Written by Jason Oliva

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