In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/18/16)

(Rendering of The Blake at Woodcreek Farms senior living community in Elgin, S.C. — Photo courtesy of Blake Management Group and Cardinal Ventures)

Construction: Planned

Developer Proposes $35 Million School Transformation into Senior Living

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City officials of Leesburg, Fla. recently approved plans for a developer to transform a historic school into a senior living community, reports Daily Commercial.

The $35 million project aims to turn the former Lee School into 152 units for independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Developer Tony Benge told Daily Commercial that the restoration and transformation project would be done simultaneously with some new construction, and that the entire project would be completed in one phase.

While prices will vary depending on the level of care needed, Benge estimated the starting rent rate for the private-pay facility will be in the $2,400 per month range for independent living.

Built in 1914, Lee School was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in February 1995.

Construction: In process

Blake Management Group, Cardinal Ventures Break Ground in S.C.

Blake Management Group and Miss.-based Cardinal Ventures have broken ground on a new modern senior living community in the Columbia area of Elgin, S.C.

The Blake at Woodcreek Farms will be a 2,300-acre resort-style community that includes a Tom Fazio Golf Course, walking trails and spring-fed lakes. The community’s location sits minutes from the nearby entertainment, shopping and dining offerings at Village of Sandhill.

Cardinal Ventures is developing the 88,000-square-foot building that will feature resident suites, including assisted living options that will offer both one-and two-bedroom suites. Meanwhile, the memory support facility will feature both studio and one-bedroom suites.

Blake Management Group is a privately owned senior living management company which operates Blake communities in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and now South Carolina.

The Blake at Woodcreek Farms is scheduled to open in early 2017.

Kingswood Senior Living Breaks Ground on $34.7 Million Expansion in Kansas City

This week, Kingswood Senior Living, a CCRC operated by Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services, broke ground on a new $34.7 million redesign and expansion to meet the evolving needs of current and future residents.

Kingswood is located on 30 acres in south Kansas City. Construction plans include a major overhaul of the community’s Clubhouse, the hub of the Kingswood community.

As part of the renovation, the main lobby will be completely refurbished  and feature a grand entrance with an elegant staircase and a new elevator.

First-floor amenities will include a new bistro dining venue, convenience store and library.

Meanwhile, the second floor will be updated with new interior decor, accessibility improvements in dining areas and new rooftop terrace dining to enable residents to take meals overlooking the property. The second floor will also feature a new art studio, a movie theater complete with silver screen and plush seating and a state-of-the-art performing arts center.

Kingswood also plans to convert 47 independent living apartments in to 30 assisted living residences and 23 care suites.

In addition, Kingswood recently acquired land adjacent to the campus on which it will build 11 new 1,500- to 1,800-square-foot villas, increasing the total number of villas on campus to 65.

Villas offers independent living in a neighborhood of maintenance-free, single-dwelling and duplex homes consisting of two-bedroom floor plans with attached oversized two-car garages and spacious basements.

According to Life Care Services, many of the project phases will be completed in 2016, with the final project completion expected in April 2017.

Ingleside at King Farm CCRC Undergoing Major Expansion 

Ingleside at King Farm, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Rockville, Md., will be adding to its independent living offerings with two new buildings and a new Center for Healthy Living.

The addition, named “Gardenside,” is expected to open in 2019 or 2020.

When complete, the buildings will house 125 new independent living residences and a new assisted living memory support building with 32 suites.

The Center for Health Living will feature a creative arts center, meditation space, yoga studios, spa and salon, courtyards, al fresco dining options and an outdoor patio for art, tai chi and yoga. The Center will be connected to the existing community, as well as the new independent living building and the new memory support building.

In addition to 32 suites, the memory support building will offer residents full medical services, new clinical suites, along with a spa and salon with massage rooms.

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.

Roger B. Kennedy Construction Breaks Ground on $12.8 Million Kenwood Place Senior Living

Orlando, Fla.-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction recently broke ground for the new Kenwood Place senior living community in Tallahassee, Fla., under a $12.8 million contract with Wendover Housing Partners, LLC.

The new three-story, 112-unit facility was designed by Slocum Platts Architects of Orlando, and is slated for completion in March 2017.

Kennedy also broke ground for the $4 million seventh phase of Regal Oaks Resort, a vacation club for which Kennedy constructed all prior phases totaling $33 million.

Meta Housing Corporation Breaks Ground on $26 Million Affordable Senior Housing Complex

Los Angeles-based Meta Housing Corporation recently announced it has broken ground on the Downtown Hayward Senior Apartments, a new, mixed-use, 60-unit affordable senior housing development in Hayward, Calif.

The new development will consist of approximately 6,000-square-feet of retail space on a nearly one-acre lot in the city’s downtown.

The complex will be located approximately two blocks from the Hayward BART station, a block away from the city’s newly constructed public library and within walking distance to retail stores, parks and services.

The new apartment community will be developed in partnership with Community Home Builders and Associates.

Designed with sustainable features, the Hayward Apartments will obtain a Green Point Rated 125 or equivalent and LEED Gold Certification or equivalent.

In addition to eco-friendly features, the complex will feature a series of amenities including a large community room, computer and multi-media room, outdoor barbecues and tables, communal kitchen, library and fitness center.

Financing for the project was provided by Redstone Equity Partners, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., Citibank, CalFHA, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department, California Community Reinvestment Corporation and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.

The Downtown Hayward Senior Apartments will be located at 808 A Street in Hayward.

$19.8 Million Renovation Underway for Mich. Affordable Senior Housing Developments

Two Michigan-based developers are currently underway on a $19.8 million renovation project for two affordable senior housing communities in Southfield, Mich.

McDonnell Tower Apartments and the tower and townhomes at River Park Place in Southfield are each getting a renovation and restoration by the Southfield Nonprofit Housing Corporation, in partnership with Larc Community Development Group, also based in Southfield.

Together the two organizations have secured Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) tax credit financing and a construction loan to renovate the properties, located at Civic Center Drive and Berg Road.

In addition to extensive exterior and interior renovations, the affordable rental housing apartments will also receive energy efficiency upgrades which will lower the monthly utility costs for residents and reduce the carbon footprint o the buildings.

McDonnell Tower Apartments is an 11-story apartment building that includes 162 units for seniors age 62 and older.

The River Park Place Apartments complex offers 245 affordable rental housing units, including 182 units for seniors age 62 and older, as well as an additional eight family townhomes.

Construction on both complexes began in August 2015 with a renovation budget of $37,000 to $40,000 for each of the 407 units.

For both complexes, renovations will include enhancements to building exterior windows, new roofs, heating and cooling systems. Kitchen upgrades will include new cupboards, flooring, appliances and lighting and a fire suppression system above the stove.

Bathrooms have also received new lighting fixtures, ceramic tile flooring, high-rise low-water-use toilets, new emergency pull cords, bathtubs with walk-in features, and sinks equipped with vanities.

Current renovation work also includes common areas such as activity rooms, lobbies, hallway doors, carpeting and elevators.

Once all 407 units have been rehabbed, the next phase of renovations will include hallways, common areas, meeting rooms and parking lots. Additionally, security systems, including cameras in hallways, lobbies, parking lots and more are also part of the planned upgrades.

New Perspectives Senior Living Begins Construction on Fargo, N.D. Community

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based operator and developer New Perspectives Senior Living recently began construction on a new 130,000-square-foot senior living community in Fargo, N.D., reports the West Fargo Pioneer.

The community, which will feature 120-130 units, will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Amenities will include a wellness center, restaurant-style dining, physical therapists, a bistro, church services, literary and garden clubs, bus tours, monthly social events for residents and their families, and a pub.

Development for the forthcoming community will likely occur in two stages, with the 48-unit memory care facility opening in December and the rest of the facility opening in late February 2017, according to an official with News Perspectives Senior Living.

Construction: Completed

SantaFe Senior Living to Host Grand Opening for Fla. Community

Gainesville, Fla.-based SantaFe Senior Living is hosting a grand opening celebration this Friday to celebrate the completion of Three Palms Health Center at East Ridge in Cutler Bay, Fla.

The new Three Palms at East Ridge will showcase the facility’s new state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum certified community, which provides assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory support.

The celebrations will be held Friday, February 19 at Three Palms at East Ridge, which is located at 19225 SW 87th Ave. in Cutler Bay.

Trilogy Health Services Opens 100th Health Campus in Ind.

Louisville, Ky.-based Trilogy Health Services on Thursday announced the opening of its 100th senior living community, River Terrace Health Campus, in Madison, Ind.

The campus is located at 120 Presbyterian Avenue, in a building that previously housed King’s Daughter’s Hospital, which Trilogy purchased in 2013.

Having completely renovated the four-story building, Trilogy transformed operating rooms and resident rooms into private apartments and private suites with common areas.

River Terrace offers a full continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.

The short-term rehabilitation and long-term care areas of the campus feature private suites with private baths, numerous sitting areas where residents and guests may visit, an internet cafe, among other amenities.

River Terrace’s Assisted Living Residence is located on the building’s third floor. The Residence features private suites with private baths and kitchenettes, as well as a theater, game room and dining area.

The fourth and top floor of River Terrace includes independent living apartments, including one- and two-bedroom floor plans and covered, reserved parking.

The community also features Trilogy’s signature “Home Again” short-term rehabilitation program, which offers a full range of medical and rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.

Amenities at the community include a theater, game room, internet lounges, sitting rooms with fireplaces, chef-prepared meals and services specially tailored to meet residents’ individual preferences.

Written by Jason Oliva

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