In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/5/16)

(Rendering of a new Allegro Senior Living community under construction in Orlando, Fla. — photo courtesy of Allegro Senior Living, LLC)

Construction: Planned

National Church Residences to Break Ground Next Week for $35 Million Ohio Project

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National Church Residences, a not-for-profit senior housing provider, plans to break ground May 9 for Inniswood Village, a new senior living community located at 975 South Sunbury Rd. in Westerville, Ohio.

The 13-acre construction site is nestled in a setting adjacent to Inniswood Metro Gardens and next to the Central College Presbyterian Church property.

When complete, the 192-apartment campus will include independent living terrace apartments, senior apartments, assisted living and memory care apartments.

The community will feature a Town Center with a chapel, library, bistro, movie theater, club room and other activity spaces. Residents may also enjoy a variety of wellness programs, social activities and restaurant-style dining.

For the project, National Church Residences has enlisted the services and expertise of Roseville, Minn.-based Senior Housing Partners to develop Inniswood Village.

St. Paul, Minn.-based Pope Architects designed Inniswood Village and Ruscilli Construction, based in Columbus, Ohio, is the general contractor.

With 340 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, National Church Residences is among the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of affordable senior housing.

National Church Residences expects the $35 million Inniswood Village community will open in the fall of 2017.

Construction: In process

Allegro Senior Living Breaks Ground on Orlando Community

St. Louis-based Allegro Senior Living LLC recently hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony for its tenth community located in the Casselberry/Winter Park area of Orlando, Fla.

The luxury rental community sits on a 17.3-acre site at the intersection of 436 and Howell Branch Road.

Project plans call for 158 units within a 175,000-square-foot structure, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care.

The property will boast luxury accommodations such as a full service salon and spa, stadium theater, fitness center, concierge service, housekeeping service and 24-hour staffing with an active social program.

Accommodations also comprise multiple restaurant-style dining venues, including a bistro and patio dining with a gas fire pit providing views of Lake Ann.

Architectural design is being provided by Besselo Design Group, and construction services are provided by Welbro Building Corporation of Maitland, Fla.

Allegro expects first occupancy for the new community in summer 2017.

When fully occupied, Allegro anticipates creating 120 full- and part-time jobs in addition to 225 construction jobs.

Civitas Senior Living Announces Plans for Texas Assisted Living Project

Fort Worth, Texas-based Civitas Senior Living recently broke round on Long Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care, a new assisted living and memory care community in Sunnyvale, Texas.

This development will be the 27th property in the company’s expanding portfolio.

With 50 assisted living units and 25 memory care apartments, Long Creek will also features amenities that include a craft room, wellness/fitness center, walking trail, among other offerings.

Unique to the Long Creek community will be the Passion Program, a signature program developed by Civitas and found only within the company’s communities.

The Program is designed to help all residents celebrate aging and engage in the hobbies and social activities that are of particular interest to them.

The architect for the project is Pi Architects and the construction company is Trepex Construction Inc.

Civitas will be the management company for Long Creek.

Congress Companies Selected for $39 Million New York SNF 

White Plains Healthcare Properties I, LLC and EPIC Healthcare have selected Congress Building Corp. as the construction manager and developer for its 110,000-square-foot rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility in White Plains, N.Y.

Th $39 million facility consists of 160 beds of skilled nursing, including 76 specialized rehabilitation beds, 42 Alzheimer’s secure beds and 42 long-term care beds—each located within specially designed nursing units.

For this project, Congress will lead and coordinate the subcontractor and supplier pricing and procurement process.

During the construction phase, which is slated to begin in early summer 2016, Congress will manage construction activities, cost control, quality control, as well as safety programs and procedures.

Headquartered in Peabody, Mass., Congress Building Corp. has completed over 8,000 beds and 4.5 million square feet of health care and long-term care construction throughout the eastern U.S. over the past 45 years.

Recent projects for the company include a 74-unit, 84,000-square-foot assisted living facility in Easton, Mass.; an 80-bed, 68,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care facility in South Windsor, Conn.; and an 83-bed, 76,000-square-foot assisted living facility in Ipswich, Mass.

Cathedral Square Begins Construction of Vt. Senior Housing Project

Non-profit senior housing developer and operator Cathedral Square this week broke ground on an affordable housing community for seniors in Milton, Vt.

Elm Place is located at 60 Bombardier Road in Milton and will be Vermont’s first multi-family building certified to Passive House standards, with energy-efficient features that will allow the property to use roughly 65% less energy than those built to today’s standard codes, according to Cathedral Square.

Expected to open in March 2017, Elm Place will provide 30 affordable one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors.

Amenities will include covered parking, laundry facilities, on-site storage space, an exercise room, and more.

Support And Services at Home (SASH) will be offered to residents at no cost. SASH is a care coordination program which gives residents access to the care they need to stay healthy while living comfortably and safely at home.

Elm Place development costs were funded by various sources, including Vermont Housing Finance Agency; People’s United Bank’ the Vermont Community Development Program; the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board; the HOME Investment Partnership; The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; Efficiency Vermont; the TD Charitable Foundation, Commons Energy; Enterprise Community Partners; The Housing Assistance Council; Vermont Gas; as well as the Town of Milton.

Springpoint Senior Living Receives Funding for N.J. Rental Housing

Non-profit provider Springpoint Senior Living received funding from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency to move forward with rental housing in Ocean County for older adults who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Springpoint is using these funds, along with low-income housing tax credit equity, and funds to be provided by the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program for Sandy recovery, to repurpose a building on its Crestwood Manor continuing care retirement community (CCRC) campus.

As a result of the repositioning, the new affordable rental housing will be called Heritage at Whiting.

The rental community offers private one- and two-bedroom apartments that include amenities such as kitchens with full-size stainless steel appliances, modern bathrooms with walk-in showers and spacious walk-in closets.

Rental rates begin at $451 for a one-bedroom to $930 for a two-bedroom.

Springpoint expects construction to be completed by this fall, and the first residents are expected to move-in by October.

Roger B. Kennedy Construction Breaks Ground on $10 Million Fla. Community

Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction this week broke ground for the Brixton Landing Apartments senior living facility, which is located in the Orlando suburb of Apopka, Fla.

The $10 million construction contract with Wendover Housing Partners LLC of Orlando will produce an 80-unit senior living apartment community.

Orlando-based Slocum Platts Architects designed the project, which is slated for completion in February 2017.

Construction: Completed

Sinai Residences Hosts Grand Opening for $265 Million Fla. CCRC 

This week, the $265 million Sinai Residences of Boca Raton celebrated its grand opening in Boca Raton, Fla.

The community features more than 350 state-of-the-art residences, providing support for all stages of senior life, including 234 independent living apartment homes, and an on-site continuum of care, including 48 assisted living residences, 60 skilled nursing suites and 24 private memory care suites.

The not-for-profit CCRC was developed and is overseen by the Board of Managers of Federation CCRC Development, LLC, an affiliate of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

Sinai Residences offers a wealth of luxury services and amenities, including hospitality, recreational and social services, cultural and academic pursuits, fitness programs, as well as gourmet dining. The community also offers a kosher dining experience.

The CCRC is located on the north side of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus west of Boca Raton.

Specifically, the Sinai Residences fills acres of land that had been vacant on the Federation campus since it first officially opened its doors in 1991.

Over time, the project has brought more than 550 full-time jobs to Palm Beach County, including 325 full-time construction-related jobs, and is soon to reach a total of 225 Sinai Residences employees.

The Sinai Residences development team, led by Greenbrier Development of Dallas, includes Suffolk Construction, Perkins-Eastman Architects, H.J. Sims & Co. investment bankers, among others.

In addition, Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services manages the community.

Caddis Opens New Texas Assisted Living Community

Caddis, a national health care real estate firm headquartered in Dallas, recently opened a 96-bed assisted living and memory care community on the north side of Fort Worth, Texas.

Heartis Eagle Mountain is a 61,125-square-foot community that includes 54 spacious assisted living units (61 beds) and a dedicated 35-bed memory care unit.

Located on a 4.3-acre site at 3141 Dalhart Drive, the community sits about one mile from Eagle Mountain Lake, with easy access to U.S. Highway 287 and Interstate 35W.

Heartis Eagle Mountain is owned by a Caddis affiliate and managed by Eugene, Ore.-based Good Neighbor Care, a company with more than two decades of senior living management experience in Texas and several other states.

In terms of amenities, Heartis Eagle Mountain offers game and activity rooms, a beauty/barber shop, outdoor dining room that serves chef-prepared meals, common areas, daily social and recreational activities, along with licensed nursing services, landscaped grounds, a 24-hour emergency call system, housekeeping and laundry services.

The architect for the project was Austin, Texas-based Katus LLC.

Written by Jason Oliva

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