In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/15/15)

Construction: Planned

Chamberlain Senior Care Buys Land for $15 Million Senior Housing Campus

Cincinnati-based Chamberlain Senior Care, LLC, recently announced that it has acquired a 14.8-acre property in eastern Jefferson County in Louisville, Ky.—a site that will be home to what the company promises to be a “cruise ship on land.”

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The Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals approved construction of an estimated $15 million senior housing campus what will include a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care residences.

The resort-style community will offer amenities that include a restaurant, bistro, tavern and lounges; activity rooms and card room; resident retreat equipped with a coffee bar; a fitness center; spa and therapy pool with underwater treadmills; a theatre room; and chapel.

A memory care building on campus will feature two courtyards, as well as a dedicated dining area and parlor, along with amenities such as a “life skills room and relaxation areas,” Chamberlain Senior Care stated in a release.

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Located at 5217 Chamberlain Lane, the development sits in proximity to the Norton-Brownsboro Hospital and immediately west of, and adjacent to, the 600-acre mixed-use Norton Commons, which is currently under construction.

Chamberlain Senior Care is slated to break ground in the first quarter of 2016, with completion anticipated for early 2017.

The Jefferson County project is the company’s first venture into senior housing.

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Washington, D.C. CCRC Plans Expansion 

Ingleside at Rock Creek, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Washington, D.C., will be adding two new mid-rise buildings and a new four-story Health Services Center to its campus.

The addition, named Creekside, is expected to break ground in 2017, according to the not-for-profit Ingleside family of communities.

The new mid-rise buildings will house 97 upscale independent living residences and 12 assisted living residences, which will connect to each other and to the existing buildings.

Additionally, all Ingleside at Rock Creek residents will be able to benefit from a new Center for Healthy Living, which will feature a salon and day spa, a bistro, classrooms and art studios, a yoga and aerobics studio, a state-of-the-art technology center, a meditation room, a fitness and wellness center, as well as underground parking.

The new four-story Health Services Center will feature medical services, rehabilitation and a therapy gym, along with 32 memory support assisted living residences, 32 long-term care private suites and 32 rehabilitation private suites.

For the expansion, Ingleside has partnered with architecture firm Perkins Eastman; development firm Greenbrier Development; and building contractor firm Whiting-Turner.

The project is being managed by Westminster Ingleside Group, an Ingleside organization.

Construction: In process

Thrive Senior Living Announces Groundbreaking in Va.

Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living this week announced that it will be breaking ground on a new senior living community in Ashburn, Va.

Located just outside of Washington, D.C., The Tribute at One Loudoun will use a blend of technology in its innovative approach to provide care for residents in a resort-like environment.

Licensed as an assisted living community, The Tribute at the Glen will provide lifestyle options for seniors ranging from completely independent to those who need more care.

The 140-unit development will feature an array of amenities including a spa, salon, movie theater and outdoor rooftop terraces replete with fireplaces for year-round enjoyment. Dining venues include a casual bistro, a full-service restaurant and multiple “cozy bars for mid-morning coffee or that crucial pre-dinner beverage,” Thrive stated in a release on the project.

Additionally, the Tribute will feature two separate and distinct neighborhoods within the community, one of which is dedicated to serving seniors with varying levels of dementia.

On the technology side, residents will have access to their apartments using an advanced RFID system, thereby eliminating the use of traditional keys. The community—like Thrive’s other communities—will utilize the Smart Senior Living platform from LG, which creates an entirely digital environment and integrates communication, medication management, electronic health records and resident care plans all on a single device.

The Tribute at One Loudoun is owned by Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and Palomino Capital, LLC.

Project partners include THW Architects of Atlanta; studioSIX5 Interiors of Austin, Texas; Scott Long Construction of Chantilly, Va.; and financing provided by PNC Bank.

A Welcome Center will open near the site in the fall of 2016 and Thrive expects the community to be fully operational in March 2017.

Rose Senior Living Breaks Ground on Mich. Hospital Campus

Rose Senior Living, a Michigan-based real estate development and management company, broke ground this week on a new senior living community on the Providence-Providence Par Hospital campus in Novi, Mich.

The 190,000-square-foot, 182-unit community will be managed by Shoreview, Minn.-based not-for-profit senior living provider Ecumen, and will offer increased levels of personalized services to help residents age in place.

Amenities will include multiple dining venues, a café, theater, activity areas, a salon and extensive landscaped courtyards that offer a variety of outdoor activities.

The design and development of the community has been a collaborative effort between Rose Senior Living, the City of Novi and St. John Providence, which is comprised of five hospitals plus more than 125 medical facilities in southeast Michigan, including Providence-Providence Park Hospital.

Rose Senior Living is a division of Edward Rose and Sons based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. As the owner, Rose Senior Living directs and manages all phases of development, construction and management of its senior living communities.

The Providence Park community is slated to open in 2017.

Sagewood of Phoenix Underway on $13 Million Health Center Expansion

Sagewood of Phoenix, a Life Care Services CCRC, is working on a $13.2 million construction expansion of its onsite Acacia Health Center.

The 36,300-square-foot expansion will double the size of the health center and will include the addition of 60 beds to include a 20-bed memory care neighborhood and 40 skilled nursing suites—all Medicare certified.

New amenities to be added will include three new dining rooms, three activity kitchens and four neighborhood living areas.

The Acacia Health Center expansion completion is planned for the second quarter of 2016.

The Weitz Company is serving as the general contractor and the architect is Todd & Associates, both of Phoenix.

Koelsch Senior Communities Breaks Ground on Ill. Memory Care Community

Koelsch Senior Communities recently broke ground this month on Lakeview Memory Care Community in Bloomington, Ill.

Anticipated to open in winter of 2016, the new community will provide care for up to 65 residents in its 33,000-square-foot structure. The community will offer private, neighbor and shared accommodations paired with an array of amenities, including picturesque courtyards, raised resident gardens and a beauty shop.

Located at 241 East Lake Street, Lakeview Memory Care Community is being developed by RJ Development. Emmett Koelsch Construction will act as the general contractor, while many local companies will be utilized for the engineering and construction of the community.

Another project, Northbrook Inn Memory Care in Northbrook, Ill., is currently under development and Koelsch expects to complete construction in summer 2016.

Family owned and operated, Koelsch Senior Communities has developed memory care communities in Arizona, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Texas and California.

Construction: Completed

Primrose Retirement Communities to Host Grand Opening in Jefferson City, Mo.

Aberdeen, S.D.-based Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, will host a grand opening celebration on Thursday to introduce their newest property to Jefferson City, Mo.

Located at 1214 Freedom Blvd., Primrose of Jefferson City consists of 36 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living apartments and eight town-home villas.

Floor plans range in a mix of one- and two-bedroom options, and residents can enjoy an array of common areas and amenities, including a wellness center; pub; billiards and game room; chapel; business center movie theater; bistro; and outdoor gazebo.

The multi-million dollar project was financed by Central Bank and is owned and operated by Primrose. The company was not able to disclose the development costs associated with the Jefferson City property.

Brandywine Senior Living Opens Mahwah, N.J. Community

Earlier this month, Brandywine Senior Living celebrated a grand opening for its new community in Mahwah, N.J.

Situated on Wyckoff Road near the historic Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah, Brandywine Senior Living at Mahwah offers seniors a “warm atmosphere in a luxurious environment,” the company stated in a release.

Working with Brandywine to deliver high-quality medical care, as well as rehabilitation therapy and wellness services onsite to residents at the new community is The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System.

“Collaborating with Brandywine aligns with Valley’s mission to deliver the right care in the right setting to our community,” said Audrey Meyers, president and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System, in a written statement. “We look forward to providing residents with enhanced health and wellness services for years to come.”

Developers to Host Ribbon Cutting for Affordable Senior Housing Complex in New Holland, Pa.

Welsh Mountain Home, Landis Communities and HDC MidAtlantic will join with project partners in New Holland, Pa., on November 10 to celebrate the opening of Mountain View Terrace apartments.

The newly constructed senior community provides an independent living option for seniors with modest incomes.

Mountain Terrace is a 43,542-square-foot, three-story building with 36 affordable apartments for rent by seniors age 62 years and older.

The apartment mix includes 32 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units. Each unit will be equipped with a dishwasher, vented kitchen and bathroom fans, carpet and an emergency call system.

Welsh Mountain Home is a non-profit personal care home that has been providing affordable care for over 85 years in eastern Lancaster County, Pa.

Landis Communities grows out of the more than 50 year history of Landis Homes Retirement Community, and is committed to providing a number of affordable living options, including new models of age 55+ active adult living in the City of Lancaster and elsewhere.

Founded in 1971, Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic is a 501(c )(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing quality affordable rental housing for seniors, working families and individuals with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. The organization owns, develops and/or manages more than 3,400 affordable apartments for rent.

Written by Jason Oliva

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