In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (3/31/16)

(Project rendering of HarborChase of the Park Cities, a Silverstone Healthcare Company senior living community in Dallas, TX)

Construction: Planned

Berry College Announces Name for New CCRC

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Berry College, a school that is planning to build a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Mount Berry, Ga., this week announced that it has chosen a name for the forthcoming project: The Spires at Berry College.

Opening in 2019, the new CCRC will be located on undeveloped college land adjacent to the main Berry College campus.

The Spires at Berry College will feature approximately 187 apartment homes and cottages, and will offer a full compliment of health care and supportive services and amenities.

Residents will be able to enjoy access to a variety of cultural and academic offerings, from lectures and sporting events, to partaking in the more than 60 miles of hiking, biking and running trails the campus grounds provide, including the 88-acre Eagle Lake.

Construction: In process

Silverstone Healthcare Company Breaks Ground on HarborChase of the Park Cities

Silverstone Healthcare Company, a Dallas-based owner and developer of senior living communities, recently broke ground on its newest project, HarborChase of the Park Cities.

This new 134-unit, Class A assisted living and memory care community is located at 5917 Sherry Lane at Lomo Alto, on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway just south of Northwest Highway.

With 105 assisted living and 29 memory care residences, the new community will provide spacious individual accommodations in a variety of floor plans.

The community will feature a grand lobby with a double-sided fireplace and piano, a salon and spa, state-of-the-art wellness center, billiards and shuffleboard room, an art room, community meeting room and garden room.

Five dining venues will also be featured, including a grand dining room with an exhibition kitchen, a private dining room, casual dining room, private wine room and a bistro/coffee bar. A cocktail lounge will provide an additional gathering place for entertaining or relaxation.

In all, the building will be eight stories, with the top levels designated as penthouse suites. The exterior embraces a stylish facade of red brick with off-white cast stone trim. More than 14,000-square-feet of the community is reserved for public and private terraces.

HarborChase of the Park Cities is Silverstone’s sixth senior living community in the U.S., and the third in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The company is taking reservations for the new community in the fall of 2016, with completion projected for fall 2017.

Harbor Retirement Associates will operate the community upon completion.

Additional project partners include Silverstone’s equity partner, L&B Realty Advisors. Construction financing will be provided by Texas Capital Bank and Guaranty Bank & Trust. Brokerage services were provided by Lincoln Harris. Beck Group will serve as the contractor, while BOKA Powell will serve as the architect. Thoma-Holec Design will be the interior designer.

Beacon Hill Retirement Community Enters Final Phase of $19 Million Expansion

Next week, Beacon Hill, a Lifespace community in Lombard, Ill., will enter into the final phase of a nearly $19 million expansion project that began in late 2014.

On April 4, the community will demolish its existing skywalk to make way for a new 28,000-square-foot building that features a new theater and lounge, multiple dining venues, a kitchen and dining preparation space, as well as various activity areas for health and wellness functions.

The expansion project, which is set to be completed this summer, is helmed by Minneapolis-based Tremain Architects & Planners, Ltd., and Chicago-based Walsh Construction.

Caddis Begins Southeast Expansion with First Ga. Community

Caddis, a national health care real estate firm, announced this week that it is executing on plans to expand its senior living presence in the Southeast—kicking things off with its first Heartis-branded community in the state of Georgia.

Heartis of Fayetteville, which is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2017, will be located approximately 22 miles southwest of Atlanta.

The community will consist of three buildings totaling 157,029-square-feet and will house 80 independent living units, 56 assisted living apartments and 32 memory care units.

Until now, Caddis has focused on developing Heartis senior living communities throughout Texas, and most recently, in Illinois and Wisconsin. The company credits its Southeast expansion to a “significant growth” in the region.

Heartis of Fayetteville will offer a range of features and amenities, including spacious accommodations, large secured courtyards, a swimming pool, outdoor walking paths, landscaped grounds, game and activity rooms, a beauty and barber shop, a dining room, chef-prepared meals and relaxing common areas.

Other services will include ongoing social and recreational activity programming, housekeeping and laundry services, nurse-supervised staff, assistance with personal activities, medical supervision and 24-hour emergency response.

Once complete, Hearts of Fayetteville will be managed by Frontier Management, a senior living operations company headquartered in Portland, Ore., which currently manages five Heartis communities.

Atlanta-based Pate Design Group will serve as the architect on the project.

Eppstein Uhen Architects Celebrates Groundbreaking of Luther Manor

This week, Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) celebrated the groundbreaking of Luther Manor – Assisted Living & Care Center in Asbury, Iowa.

EUA was selected to assist Luther Manor Communities in expanding their care offerings by adding a five household assisted living and sub-acute nursing care residence.

This new complex will be centered on a village square which will provide resident destination amenities and activities to engage the household community and create an inviting living space to non-community visitors.

Featured amenities include family dining and celebration space, a casual bistro, gift shop, theatre and well-equipped wellness/physical therapy gym that includes a hydro-therapy pool.

The household layout provides secure access for residents and family members to the exterior courtyards featuring sensory enhancing landscaping.

Additionally, a 32-apartment independent living building will be added to the campus to provide a broad offering of services to the Asbury community.

Utilizing EUA’s LEAD approach, the firm and Luther Manor Communities collaborative team has created a design on a restrictive site that EUA says is versatile enough to meet the needs of today’s residents, as well as those in the future.

Construction: Completed

Methodist Retirement Communities Completes The Crossings $74 Million Development

Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC), a not-for-profit Texas-based senior living provider, recently announced the completion of its newest senior living community: The Crossings in League City, Texas.

Designed for active older adults, The Crossings will serve up to 300 residents on its nearly 19-acre campus located at 255 North Egret Bay Boulevard.

MRC plans to dedicate this new Life Care community—also known as a CCRC—during a grand opening celebration on April 7.

In terms of living accommodations, The Crossings offers 116 independent living apartments, 34 assisted living apartments, 24 memory support suites, 28 skilled nursing suites and 20 dedicated rehabilitation suites.

As League City’s only Life Care community, The Crossings will offer an array of amenities, including a bistro, a dining room and private dining room, along with a fitness center, swimming pool and various activity options to encourage a social and engaged lifestyle.

Written by Jason Oliva

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