In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/14/16)

(Dining room at Kalākaua Gardens in Honolulu)

Construction: Planned

Pinkard Construction to Build Colo. Assisted Living, Memory Care Expansion

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Construction manager and general contractor Pinkard Construction Company was recently awarded the construction of Sunny Vista Living Center’s new assisted living and memory care expansion in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The new, $10.5 million building, designed by Lantz-Boggio Architects, will be two stories containing 66 units and over 55,000-square-feet. It will feature a therapy gym, gull kitchen and dining room, as well as a secure courtyard.

Construction is slated to begin in spring 2016, following demolition of the project site, which previously housed the site of the community’s original building that operated from 1911 until 2012.

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Christian Living Services will provide management and operation services at the new addition.

Construction: In process

Oppidan Investment Company Begins Construction on Minn. Community

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National developer Oppidan Investment Company and not-for-profit senior care provider Ebenezer are well underway on construction for White Bear Heights Senior Living in White Bear Lake, Minn.

At 138,000-square-feet, the White Bear Heights community will consist of 113 units, including 36 independent living apartments, 41 assisted living apartments, 30 memory care apartments, six care suites, and a 39-stall underground parking garage, plus surface parking.

Amenities include a coffee and snack bistro, a fitness center offering classes and wellness programs, a hair salon and spa, an outdoor dining deck and more.

White Bear Heights Senior Living is located at 4650 Centerville Road, on the northeast corner of Centerville Road and Highway 96.

The facility will be managed by Ebenezer in partnership with Fairview Health Services. It is expected to open in April 2017.

In other news, Oppidan recently partnered with Red Rock Senior Living, a 77-unit senior living community in Woodbury, Minn., which opened in June 2015.

Additionally, Oppidan is also partnering with Ebenezer on a 150-unit senior living community that will be located in South Minneapolis, at 55th Street and Lyndale Avenue. Construction on this project is expected to begin this spring.

Honolulu CCRC Slated for Early 2016 Opening

Kalākaua Gardens, a new continuing care retirement community in Honolulu, is slated to open in early 2016.

The community, which is located at the gateway of Waikiki in the Ala Moana precinct, will offer monthly rental suites throughout its 17 floors, including views of the ocean and urban Honolulu.

Managed by Avalon Health Care Group, a national provider of short- and long-term rehabilitation and medical care, Kalākaua Gardens will be Hawaii’s only monthly rental CCRC providing independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and short-term respite care under one roof.

Residents at the community will be able to enjoy services and amenities, including farm-to-table cuisine, a movie theater, a fitness center, wellness programs, a salon and spa, complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, housekeeping, linen services, a chauffeur, social outings, special events and more.

Currently, Kalākaua Gardens is in the final stages of construction, with an anticipated opening set for April 2016.

The Weitz Company Celebrates Groundbreaking on $21 Million Ariz. Community

This week, national design and construction firm The Weitz Company announced the groundbreaking of Hacienda at the River, a $21 million senior living community in Tucson, Ariz. for Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. and The Freshwater Group.

Upon completion, the new community will feature a 74,000-square-foot, two-story health center offering short-term, long-term and hospice care.

The community will include a 50-bed rehab unit, 12 long-term nursing care beds and 12 hospice beds, along with 69 residences offering assisted living and memory care spread across a village of 43,000-square-feet of single-story homes.

The property will also house a 1,600-squad-foot stable building for equine therapy available to residents. Other on-campus amenities will include a commons space for events and classes and an equestrian building.

Full site development of the 6.5-acre site, which is located on East River Road in Tucson, began in October 2015.

Sonata Senior Living Begins Construction on Fla. Community

Orlando-based owner and operator Sonata Senior Living this week announced the construction of a new, $30 million senior housing community in Winter Garden, Fla.

Dubbed “Sonata West,” the new resort-style community will provide independent living, assisted living and memory care throughout its 139,000-square-feet.

Unit mix for the two-story building includes 78 independent living apartments and 35 assisted living apartments for residents in need of personal care services. The community will also offer select “club level” apartments that feature enhanced services, apartment upgrades and controlled access.

Amenities will include a full-service restaurant with locally grown fare, a pool, bistro bar, library, auditorium, theatre, general store, art studio, fitness center, bocce ball court, picnic pavilion and a dog park.

Sonata West is scheduled for completion in early 2017. In total, the community will house over 130 residents and will bring more than 100 new jobs to the local community once opened.

Construction: Completed

Trilogy Health Services, Mainstreet Open New Post-Acute Facility in Indiana

Louisville, Ky.-based operator Trilogy Health Services announced this week the opening of its newest health campus, The Springs of Richmond, developed in collaboration with Carmel, Ind.-based Mainstreet.

Specializing in short-term rehabilitation and transitional care, The Springs houses 70 beds within its 48,034-square-foot structure. The facility offers a home-like setting featuring chef-prepared meals, private suites with private baths, and services specially tailored to meet residents’ individual preferences.

The Springs also features amenities such as a large therapy gym, an outdoor rehabilitation courtyard, a movie theatre, a game room, a spa, along with a variety of dining options, including a pub and restaurant-style dining.

At the facility, residents will be able to benefit from Trilogy’s Home Again Personal Wellness Plan, which is provided to residents prior to their return home. This personalized plan educates residents on their diagnoses, as well as the lifestyle changes needed to manage their health conditions. A key component of the program is education on wellness for over 20 common diagnoses, such as congestive heart failure, pneumonia, hip and knee replacement.

The Springs is Trilogy’s 98th health campus, and its second location in Richmond, Ind., joining Forest Park Health Campus, which opened in 2007.

The Springs of Richmond is located at 400 Industries Road in Richmond, close to nearby Reid Health. The community is hosting an open house on Sunday, January 17 from 1pm – 3pm.

Written by Jason Oliva

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