In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/12/16)

(Tribute at Heritage Village — A senior living community in the Washington, D.C. metro area developed and operated by Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living)

Construction: Planned

Civitas Senior Living Plans Summer Construction for Texas Community

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Officials with Fort Worth, Texas-based Civitas Senior Living and Summerlin Asset Management announced last week that construction will begin this summer on a new senior living facility in Cypress, Texas.

Park Creek Independent Living will be a new four-story, 147,000-square-foot complex offering 126 units, detached garages and covered parking. Public areas will include a commercial kitchen for full-service meals, bistro and an outdoor pool and courtyard area.

The community will be located at 16718 Huffmeister Road, near the intersection of Meadowside Park Drive.

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Appleton, Wis.-based Consolidated Construction has been contracted to build the project. Site work will begin this month and completion is scheduled for the summer of 2017.

Local sub-contractors and vendors will complete most of the work, which is expected to support 300 construction-related jobs and create an economic impact of more than $30 million to the regional economy during construction.

Lake Havasu City, Ariz.-based Summerlin Asset Management is the property owner and developer.

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Civitas will manage and operate Park Creek under the direction of company founder and CEO Wayne Powell and Misti Powell, vice president of cultural development.

Rees Architects of Dallas designed Park Creek Independent Living.

Construction: In process

Revera Breaks Ground on $75 Million Senior Living Project

Revera, a Mississauga, Ontario-based owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector, broke ground this week on Green Falls Landing, the company’s newest retirement community in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Scheduled to open in 2018, Green Falls Landing represents a $75 million project that is expected to create approximately 300 short-term construction and skilled labor positions.

Revera anticipates the creation of another 150 positions once the community opens, ranging from full- and part-time jobs to positions offered through other temporary and ancillary services.

Once complete, the new 216-suite community, situated on over seven acres of land, will offer a campus-style format and will serve residents from independent senior apartments to assisted living and memory care.

Green Falls Landing will also boast a range of amenities, including a 1,600-square-foot fitness center and yoga area, a spa, an outdoor fitness circuit, planting and gardening areas, an art studio and a theatre.

The community will feature multiple dining venues, including a casual breakfast diner, a formal dining room, a pub and a bistro.

In addition to offering best-in-class services and amenities, Green Falls Landing will introduce the concept of community integration through the inclusion of a 25,000-square-foot, publicly-accessible retail plaza that will act as a destination for the entire neighborhood.

Through Revera’s development pipeline, the company is evaluating $1.7 billion of new development opportunities across the Canadian senior living sector. The pipeline includes almost 40 active projects at varying stages of development, including 14 expansion projects.

Caddis Underway on Heartis Community in Chicago Suburb

Dallas-based health care real estate firm Caddis last week announced that it is developing Heartis Orland Park, it’s second senior living community in Illinois.

At 89,950-square-feet, the 95-unit assisted living and memory care community is being constructed at 159th St. and Harlem Ave. in Orland Park, a suburb about 26 miles southwest of Chicago.

Last year, Caddis began developing a 94-unit, 97,471-square-foot Heartis community in Peoria, Ill. That residence is expected to be completed in fall 2016.

Both the Orland Park and Peoria communities will be owned by a Caddis affiliate and will be managed by Chicago-based Pathway Senior Living LLC, an operator of senior living communities in the Chicago area and Wisconsin.

Heartis Village Orland Park will offer a salon and spa with a therapeutic tub; two interior courtyards; a large dining room and a private dining room; chef-prepared meals; stimulating daily activities; an arts and crafts pom; media room; licensed nursing services; landscaped grounds; 24-hour emergency call system; housekeeping and laundry services; personal transportation; assistance with activities of daily living; and luxurious finishes.

Caddis expects to complete Heartis Village Orland Park in fall 2017.

The architect for the project is Austin, Texas-based Katus LLC, and the general contractor is Rosemont, Ill.-based McShane Construction Company LLC.

Pathway Senior Living Underway on Lake Zurich, Ill. Community

Construction is underway on an assisted living/supportive living community for seniors in Lake Zurich, Ill.

Chicago-based Joseph J. Duffy Co. is the general contractor for the Azpira Place community, which is developed and managed by Pathway Senior Living.

The 120-unit facility is being built on a 5.8-acre parcel located on Rand Road in the west portion of Lake Zurich, a northwest suburb of Chicago.

At three-stories, the apartment building will consist of wood frame construction with 120 units—118-one-bedroom apartments and two studio units—all of which will have individually controlled HVAC systems. One-bedroom apartments will contain a living room area, kitchenette with breakfast area, full bath and ample closets.

The construction phase currently underway includes two large patios with cooking grills and seating areas along with a gazebo and walking paths.

First floor community areas comprise multiple dining venues, a learning and technology center, community room, art studio, a salon and spa, therapy gym and a theater/chapel.

Azpira Place will offer Pathway’s signature VIVA! lifestyle programming, which presents a comprehensive approach to healthy living through engagement, wellness, innovative programs and dining.

Behles + Behles Architecture is the architect for the project.

Immanuel Lutheran Communities Breaks Ground on $45 Million CCRC Expansion

Not-for-profit Immanuel Lutheran Communities broke ground May 5 on a $45 million, multi-phase expansion project at Buffalo Hill Terrace, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Kalispell, Mont.

The five-year project, during the first phase of construction, will add a new therapy gym and 32 guest suites for a total of 48 guest suites at The Retreat at Buffalo Hill, a short-term rehabilitation and post-acute care center on campus.

The expansion will include accommodations for post-acute patients transitioning from hospital care before returning home.

In July, Immanueal Lutheran Communities will begin its expansion at Buffalo Hill Terrace with construction of The Lodge, an assisted living memory support neighborhood. The new Lodge will include 24 private residences.

New construction will also feature a new entrance and Commons addition at Buffalo Hill Terrace, expected to be completed in the summer of 2017. The Commons will feature more dining spaces, a Wooden Nickel coffee bar and lounge, a fitness studio and exercise room.

A second phase of construction planned from 2017 through 2018 will add a new pool and hot tub, along with an expansive auditorium.

Meanwhile, the new Villas at Buffalo Hill will see the construction of 236 independent living apartments—a construction phase that is expected to be completed in late 2018.

In the final phase of the expansion, the Immanuel Skilled Care Center will be renovated to add memory support and create small “neighborhoods” with private rooms. Each of these neighborhoods will feature their own private rooms with a social space and dining facilities. Additionally, the center will also add six specialized hospice suites.

MMW Architects of Missoula has created the design and construction plans for the expansion, while CJMW Architecture of Winston-Salem, N.C. provided the campus master plan.

Local firm Swank Enterprises is the general contractor. Financing for phase one is being provided through BBVA Compass Bank.

Koelsch Communities Developing Glen Ellyn, Ill. Senior Living Community

Olympia, Wash.-based Koelsch Communities is currently developing a state-of-the-art memory care community in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Maple Glen Memory Care Community is a $13.7 million development and construction project that, when open, will be home to 65 residents in Glen Ellyn, a suburb that lies about 25 miles west of Chicago.

Just under 34,000-square-feet, Maple Glen will feature living rooms with fireplaces, sunrooms, private dining rooms for family gatherings, Main Street, enclosed exterior courtyards and a beauty salon.

The community will follow the same Koelsch Communities standards of licensed nurses serving residents 24 hours a day and the Personal Touch Program.

Located at 750 S. Park Blvd., Maple Glen is being developed by Madrona Point Development partnering with RJ Development, also based in Olympia.

Koelsch Construction will serve as the general contractor committing to hire many local and regional sub-contractors.

Currently, Koelsch Communities has nine memory care buildings that are either in development or under construction.

Construction: Completed

Thrive Senior Living Opens Tribute at Heritage Village in D.C.-Area

Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living this week celebrated the grand opening of Tribute at Heritage Village, the company’s first in a portfolio of senior living communities under development across the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Located adjacent to Heritage Hunt, a vibrant 55+ community, Tribute at Heritage Village focuses on resident engagement and connectivity in a resort-quality environment.

Using a blend of technology an an innovative approach to providing care when it’s needed, Tribute at Heritage Village allow seniors to maintain an amenity-rich lifestyle as they age in place.

The community features two dining venues with a bar and wine bar, rooftop terraces, outdoor fireplaces, a spa, salon, movie theater, telemedicine suite for virtual health care, walking trails and a fitness center with senior-focused pneumatic powered equipment.

Tribute at Heritage Village also features a separate memory care neighborhood, providing a fully engaged lifestyle to residents in a secure environment.

In terms of technology, Thrive utilizes an integrated digital health care platform, which creates an entirely digital environment integrating communication, medication management, electronic health records and resident care plans.

Thrive’s proprietary wellness program also gives residents, their families and their physicians a holistic picture of their well-being through the use of technology tools, including activity trackers and in-room monitoring systems, which learn each resident’s routine and patterns and can report anomalies and trends.

Tribute at Heritage Village is the first of several communities developed and operated by Thrive opening in the D.C. metro area. Currently, the company has two under construction in Prince William and Loudoun counties.

Thrive has partnered with Palomino Capital, a Dallas-based venture specializing in platform-based growth investments, and with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital.

Construction financing was provided by Synovus Bank.

Veritas Management Group, Pinkard Construction Open Colo. SNF 

Colorado companies Veritas Management Group, with Pinkard Construction and H+L Architecture, recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Center at Northridge, a short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility in Westminster, Colo.

The $16.8 million Center at Northridge is a high-end facility with spacious surroundings and finishes and materials designed to rival high-end hotels.

At 75,700-square-feet, the three-story steel-framed building sits on a 4.96 acre site.

The second and third floors include 96 private patient suites with private bathrooms, piped in oxygen and individual thermostat controls. Of the total suites, 16 are conveniently located at the nurses’ station for closer observation and include medical vacuum systems.

The first floor includes a rehabilitation gym, full-service kitchen and fine-dining area, salon, activity areas, large lobby and fireplace, and administrative/office space.

Other building features include carpet tiles, ceramic floor tile and quartz countertops in public spaces. Patient rooms will feature luxury plant vinyl tile, solid surface Corian counters, custom, built-in wardrobes/armoires, and high-end light fixtures throughout.

The Center’s exterior features a radiussed, 30-foot-high curtain wall and aluminum storefront windows, brick and stone veneer.

Currently, Veritas has nine Centers either in the planning phase, under construction, or in operation in three states.

Watercrest Senior Living Opens Pelican Landing Assisted Living Community

This week, Watercrest Senior Living announced the anticipated grand opening of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Sebastian, Fla.

Watercrest is the developer, owner and operator of the 65,000-square-foot, 89-unit senior living community, which broke ground last spring with Walker Construction Company.

Pelican Landing features 63 assisted living and 26 memory care apartments in a thoughtfully planned senior living community located in the heart of Sebastian at 13085 U.S. Highway 1.

The neighboring area offers diverse workspaces, retail and entertainment centers, residential neighborhoods, the Sebastian River Medical Center and a riverfront district with unobstructed views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Written by Jason Oliva

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