In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/19/16)

(Project rendering of Nakoma Sky, a 79-acre desert resort senior living community in Oro Valley, Ariz. — Photo courtesy of three: living architecture)

Construction: Planned

three: living architecture Designs 79-Acre Senior Living Campus

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La Posada, a non-profit owner and operator of senior living properties, has engaged Dallas-based firm three: living architecture to design a concept for a new senior living community in Oro Valley, Ariz.

Dubbbed Nakoma Sky, the new project will be a 50,000-square-foot community that is estimated to cost between $90-100 million.

The 70-acre desert-resort community will feature 220 spacious independent living apartments available in one-, two- and three- bedroom floor plans, 24 assisted living apartments, as well as 24 assisted living and memory care apartments.

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The five-story community will sit above an underground parking garage located beneath the independent living entry court.

Residents will be able to enjoy amenities in common areas scattered throughout the campus, including resident lounges, a library, a fitness center overlooking the mountains, areas for multi-purpose use, art studios/crafting rooms, meeting spaces, a salon, varying dining venues and outdoor recreational areas.

Other artistic outdoor amenities include a sculpture garden, which can be viewed through a grove of trees upon arrival; a stargazing lawn; a yoga lawn; courtyards and dog parks. Hiking trails, fireplaces, barbecue grills, outdoor dining venues, an aerobics pool and desert gardens will also be featured on campus.

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One of the most notable functional art features will be a 3,4000-square-foot infinity edge pool located near an artisan’s village within the heart of the community. This artisan’s village will house active pottery making, woodworking and artwork.

To bring Nakoma Sky to life, La Posada has partnered with three: living architecture, Diversified Design and Construction, as well as landscaping firm Talley Associates and interior design firm THW Design.

Developers have not yet broken ground on Nakoma Sky, however, project officials expect the community to open in early 2019.

$2.6 Million Addition Planned for Senior Housing Management Community

A senior living community operated by Senior Housing Management in Grundy Center, Iowa, recently announced that it will soon begin a $2.6 million addition to its existing 24-apartment community.

The over 10,000-square-foot addition taking place at Arlington Place of Grundy Center will include 10 memory care apartments and six assisted living apartments to meet area demand for senior housing.

St. Joseph, Minn.-based HDC Development LLC will conduct the construction of the new addition, while Cole Group Architects of St. Cloud, Minn., has developed the architectural drawings.

Groundbreaking is anticipated for June, with the project being complete in late 2016, according to a release sent to SHN by Senior Housing Management.

Senior Housing Management will continue to provide operational oversight and planning throughout the project and beyond. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company provides management services for 18 retirement, assisted living and memory care communities throughout Iowa and Illinois.

Construction: In process

$66 Million Master-Planned Senior Living Community Breaks Ground in Mo. 

Norterre, a master-planned community in Liberty, Mo., recently broke ground on the $66 million first phase of construction, which will include the development of a healthy living center, a cafe, households for seniors and short-term stay rehabilitation suites.

The community will be built on a 17-acre site adjacent to Liberty Hospital, which is a partner in the development alongside Norterre and Health Living Centers of America.

A 50,000-square-foot healthy living center on campus will serve as the neighborhood’s multi-generational “town square,” where people of all ages can come together to partake in a variety of activities and services, including fitness classes, wellness programs and physical therapy.

The first phase of Norterre, which also consists of building assisted living and memory support residences, as well as skilled nursing and short-term rehab suites, is expected to open in the late spring/early summer of 2017, according to a release from project officials.

Project plans call for these housing facilities to be built surrounding a large green space where people can enjoy local and regional artwork, wellness activities, among other multi-generational experiences.

As for housing, the first construction phase will focus on the Household Model, in which a small number of people live in private residences within a single “household.” Each of these households can accommodate up to 20 residents and include an open kitchen, dining room, living room and intimate spaces for relaxation.

In total, the master-planned community will offer 60 assisted living residences, with 20 dedicated to memory care, 20 skilled nursing/long-term care residences and 40 short-term stay recovery suites.

Construction of the second development phase is planned to immediately follow with independent living and non-age specific housing options.

Pinkard Construction Breaks Ground on Sunny Vista Assisted Living and Memory Care

Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinkard Construction recently celebrated the start of construction for Sunny Vista’s new assisted living and memory care project, The Retreat at Sunny Vista, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Retreat at Sunny Vista is a $10.5 million building designed by Lantz-Boggio Architects. The two-story, 55,000-square-foot structure will contain over 66 units and will feature amenities such as a therapy gym, full kitchen and dining room, as well as a secure courtyard.

The project site is located across the street from Sunny Vista Living Center’s current skilled nursing community, which Pinkard constructed in 2012. The Retreat at Sunny Vista will be built on the site of their original building, which operated from 1911 until 2012.

Construction is set to begin summer 2016, following demolition.

Greenwood Village, Color.-based Cappella Living Solutions will provide management and operation services at The Retreat at Sunny Vista.

Seabury CCRC Plans Phase II of Campus Repositioning Project

Seabury, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Bloomfield, Conn., is set to begin construction this month on a new independent living apartment wing, following the recent completion of its first phase of a campus-wide repositioning project.

The new independent living residence will consist of 68 well-appointed residences—Seabury’s largest expansion ever, the community stated in a release sent to SHN this week.

Today, with 190 independent living residences, construction of “Phase B”—or the South Wing—will feature independent living apartments ranging in various designs and sizes.

This new addition is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. Already, 43 of the 68 new apartments have been pre-sold.

Seabury is a not-for-profit Active Life Plan Community sponsored by Church Home of Hartford, Inc., an affiliate of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

In February, the state of Connecticut approved Seabury’s bonding for $76.9 million to finance Phase B, as well as Phase C, which will focus on Seabury’s expansion to its health center.

Earlier this week, Seabury announced the completion of its Phase A renovation and addition, which achieved Green Globes Certification for implementing sustainable building features. This included the addition of environmental management during construction; sustainable site and storm water management practices; energy efficient HVAC equipment and controls; as well as the reuse of existing building structure and facades.

Only 16 buildings in the state of Connecticut have achieved a Green Globes Certification.

Ziegler, a Chicago-based investment bank specializing in health care and senior living, brokered all three phases of Seabury’s expansion, which will conclude in the second quarter of 2018.

The multiphase repositioning project was designed by SFCS, a Roanoke, Va.-based full service architectural, engineering, planning and interior design firm that specializes in senior living, health care, education and government facilities nationwide.

Construction: Completed

Atria Senior Living Opens Upscale Community in Deer Park, Ill.

Louisville, Ky.-based operator Atria Senior Living this week celebrated the grand opening of The Solana Deer Park, a new community in Deer Park, Ill.

The Solana Deer Park offers a three-story assisted living and Life Guidance memory care neighborhood consisting of 84 apartments. A four-story independent living building provides 96 housing accommodations.

Floor plans include spacious private suites, one- and two-bedroom apartments featuring kitchens with granite countertops and hardwood floors—balcony or patio, washer/dryer and storage units options.

An upscale community, The Solana Deer Park features amenities including a wine, library, business center, restaurant, art studio, full service salon and spa, courtyard garden and a movie theater.

For residents interested in maintaining an active lifestyle, they can enjoy a fitness room, bocce ball court, heated indoor saltwater swimming pool, bike path and putting green.

Atria’s Signature Engage Life program also offers a robust calendar of more than 200 engaging opportunities of learning, creativity, exercise and spirituality every month, including guest lectures, group fitness classes and painting workshops.

The Solana Deer Park is located at 21840 West Lake Cook Road in Deer Park, Ill., a suburb approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago.

Atria Senior Living provides a variety of senior living services in 179 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces.

Caddis Opens New Heartis Community in Waco, Texas

Caddis, a Dallas-based national health care real estate firm, recently held a grand opening for one of its newest Heartis-branded senior living communities in Waco, Texas.

Heartis Waco is an 70,000-square-foot, 81-unit assisted living and memory care community located at 5317 Speegleville Road in Waco.

The community, which is owned by Caddis and operated by Portland, Ore.-based Frontier Management, offers a host of amenities and special features, including a bistro, internet cafe, fitness center with access to an outdoor courtyard, a salon and spa with a therapeutic tub, barber shop and two interior courtyards.

Also featured: a large dining room and a private dining room, an arts and crafts room, media room, library, daily specialized activities, chef-prepared meals, licensed nursing services, indoor and outdoor walking paths, landscaped grounds, 24-hour emergency call system, housekeeping and laundry services, as well as personal transportation and assistance with activities of daily living.

The architect for the project was Austin, Texas-based Katus LLC, and the general contractor was EBCO General Contractor Ltd. based in Cameron, Texas.

Integral Senior Living Completes Remodel of The Reserve at North Dallas

The Reserve at North Dallas, an independent and assisted living community managed by Carlsbad, Calif.-based Integral Senior Living, recently completed an extensive remodel.

To provide residents with a resort-style atmosphere, the major remodel saw the addition of several new features, including a Flo’s Cafe, which serves as a gathering spot for guests.

Other updated areas include the community lobby, front living room, grand dining room and private dining room, exercise room, card room, theater, salon, Vibrant Life Hall, library and art studio, as well an outdoor putting green, dining venue and water feature.

The Reserve at North Dallas contains 243 independent living and 26 assisted living residences.

The community is situated minutes from Interstate 635 and Highway 75, at 12271 Coit Road in Dallas.

The Arbor Company Celebrates Opening of Jacksonville, Fla. Community

Atlanta-based operator The Arbor Company recently celebrated the grand opening of a new senior living community in Jacksonville, Fla.

Arbor Terrace San Jose offers 60 units within an environment dedicated exclusively to seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

With nearly 30 years of experience, The Arbor Company’s specialized approach includes three components: Dining with Dignity, which promotes increased nutritional intake; Gem Levels, a positive approach to addressing each resident’s needs and abilities across the dementia spectrum; and the Engaged Living program, which enriches residents’ lives by providing activities they can enjoy within their level of ability.

Jacksonville-based Whitehall Realty Partners owns the property and The Arbor Company operates it.

To date, The Arbor Company operates more than 28 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across 11 states.

Arbor Terrace San Jose is located at 3760 Dupont Avenue in Jacksonville.

Written by Jason Oliva

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