In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/26/16)

(Shavano Park Senior Living, an assisted living and memory care community in San Antonio, Texas — Photo courtesy of Pi Architects)

Construction: Planned

O’Reilly Development, Arrow Senior Living Gain Approval for $30 Million Mo. Project

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Springfield, Mo.-based O’Reilly Development and St. Charles, Mo.-based Arrow Senior Living Management this week announced they have received the approved Certificate of Need (CON) from the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee to develop a $30.8 million senior living community in Wentzville, Mo.

Project plans call for an 80-unit independent living, 40-unit assisted living and 16-unit memory care neighborhoods within a 139,588-square-foot continuum of care community.

The project site is a 10-acre tract of vacant land in Wentzville nestled among the scenic rolling hills of St. Charles County in the community of Stone Meadows, a multi-phase, master-planned community that features a diverse offering of single family neighborhoods and activity center.

O’Reilly and Arrow received the CON approval on May 2 and expect to begin construction in late 2016, with completion anticipated for early 2018.

In the independent living portion of the forthcoming project, a higher number of one- and two-bedroom apartment options will be offered to attract couples with one spouse who requires extra oversight or assistance. Each apartment will feature senior-friendly fixtures, such as walk-in showers with grab bars in the bathroom and a full kitchen.

All apartments will include “smart design” features where a counter height bar opens into the living area, eliminating the need for a separate dining area. Ample knee space below the bar on both the kitchen and living area sides serves as a dining table for two, or a dining area and desk from the living area for sole occupants.

Community common areas will include special settings for socialization, including a theater room for movie screenings and Nintendo Wii gaming; a country kitchen for cooking classes and mid-size group events; and a private dining area for family functions that will also serve as a conference room.

A men’s lounge will include a pool table and poker game tables with more masculine decor. Meanwhile, a fitness area will focus on preventative health and wellbeing with space for physician and care offices, dressing rooms, fitness equipment for individual and group exercise, and an infinity pool. A full-service salon with massage room and pedicure station will also be included.

The community’s memory care neighborhood will provide housing that includes walk-in showers, heigh-appropriate fixtures such as toilets and sinks, and locking cabinets.

Common areas will feature an open design, including a dining room and living room, and will feature Life Stations designed to engage residents through triggering memories of tasks ingrained throughout their life. For instance, Life Stations will include an infant nursery for care and nurturing, wardrobe to promote grooming habits, and work station for a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

For the construction and development of this project, O’Reilly will partner with several firms with senior housing experience, including Arrow Senior Living; SWD Architects of Kansas City, Mo.; HBD Construction, Inc. of St. Louis. Project financing will be provided by Springfield First Community Bank.

CR Properties to Develop New Senior Living Community in Augusta, Ga.

Hattiesburg, Miss.-based CR Properties plans to develop a new senior living center in Augusta, Ga., the company announced in a press release sent to SHN this week.

Dubbed The Claiborne at Augusta, the new community is expected to contain at least 100 units, approximately 70 of which will be assisted living units in studio, one- and two-bedroom suite configurations. An adjoining memory care facility will feature an additional 34 suites specifically designed to provide a home-like environment.

Common areas within the master-planned community will include various amenities, including a library, theatre, activities room, fitness and rehabilitation rooms, medical examination rooms and two full-service salons.

The Clairborne will also deliver upscale restaurant-style dining experiences with highly trained chefs and food prepared purposefully for seniors. Dining facilities will include dining options for the assisted living residents, two memory care dining rooms and a separate bistro.

When complete, The Claiborne at Augusta will be managed by Blake Management Group, a privately-owned senior living management company that operates all Claiborne communities.

With locations in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina, BMG will bring its management services to Georgia with the opening of The Claiborne at Augusta community.

$1 Million Renovation Project Planned for Arlington Place of Pocahontas

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Senior Housing Management will soon begin a $1 million renovation project to better serve the assisted living and memory care needs of seniors at Arlington Place of Pocahontas.

Renovations at the Pocahontas, Iowa, community will include a major interior facelift that will add new, high-end floor coverings and improvements to memory care common area spaces. An updated sprinkler system and additional parking for residents and their guests will also be included as part of the renovation project.

Construction will be conducted by HDC Development of St. Joseph, Minn. Cole Group Architects of St. Cloud, Minn. developed the architectural drawings.

Senior Housing Management expects to break ground on the project by early summer, with completion anticipated for this fall.

OZ Architecture to Lead Design for 10-Acre Senior Living Community

Denver-based OZ Architecture this week selected Roaring Fork Lodge LLC to design a new 10-acre senior living community in Montrose, Colo. The community will be operated by Colo.based Vivage Senior Living.

The plan, which has been approved by the city’s planning commission, will feature 80,000-square-feet of living arrangements for seniors, ranging from independent living to memory care.

Specifically, the community will offer 10 independent living, two-bedroom duplex cottages, which connect to Montrose’s Riverwalk Trail. The cottages will be designed to allow residents to age in place and each will come equipped with a single car garage.

The main senior living building will include 69 studio and one-bedroom independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

A potential coffee shop, cafe and small medical clinic will also be featured at the community.

Initial project plans developed by OZ Architecture include a focus on features that will connect residents to the outdoors and encourage them to take walks and enjoy the idyllic setting of the community.

Construction is expected to start in late 2016.

Construction: In process

Brookdale Invests in $8 Million Memory Care Expansion

Anticipating a growing demand for dementia care in Florida in the coming decades, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is investing $8 million to expand its Alzheimer’s care services at one of its communities in DeLand, Fla.

Scheduled for completion in June, the Brookdale DeLand expansion is creating 32 apartments that can accommodate 34 people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The project also includes upgrades to the community’s 42 assisted living apartments and an onsite therapy gym.

The Alzheimer’s addition will feature Brookdale’s Clare Bridge program, which focuses on providing meaningful and purposeful daily life for residents in dementia’s middle to later stages through activities and events tailored to each individual.

The largest senior living operator in the U.S., Brookdale currently operates independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities, with approximately 1,121 communities in 47 states.

Brookdale DeLand is located at 1210 North Stone Street.

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care Breaks Ground on $65 Million Kansas City Project

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care broke ground this week on the new $65 million Tiffany Springs Senior Community in North Kansas City, Mo.

Scheduled to open in the summer of 2017, Tiffany Springs Senior Community will be a 14-acre luxury community that will include over 300 residential units with 300,000-square-feet of senior living space.

The community will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services, as well as a rehabilitation center utilizing the latest therapy equipment, including Alter G anti-gravity treadmills.

A state-of-the-art therapy space and rehabilitation gym will feature 60-foot glass walls providing green-space views aimed at complementing rehab training and body-mind spa services.

Multiple restaurant-style dining venues with healthy menus created by in-house chefs, as well as outdoor entertainment spaces will also be featured at Tiffany Springs, along with various salon and spa services, including massage and yoga.

For the design of Tiffany Springs, Tutera hired studioSIX5. For development of the community, Tutera enlisted the services of local construction partners, including Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones Architects of Prairie Village, Kan.; Lutjen, Inc of North Kansas City, Mo.; and Luke Draily Construction Co. based in Riverside, Mo.

Tiffany Springs is just one of the continuum of care communities Tutera is bringing to the Kansas City area, through both new construction and expansion.

Other communities include the development of Mission Chateau in Prairie Village, Kan.; and the expansion and upgrade of existing Kansas City metro area communities, including Stratford Commons Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Overland Park, Kan.; Carnegie Village Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Belton, Mo.; and The Atriums Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, also in Overland Park.

To date, Tutera operates 47 senior living communities in 13 states throughout the U.S.

Aspire Development, Hollander Properties Launch Development in Marietta, Ga.

A joint venture between Ga.-based companies Hollander Proeprties and Aspire Development recently began construction on The Arbor Terrace at Burnt Hickory, a new senior living community in Marietta, Ga.

Project plans call for 88 units of assisted living and memory care residences at the community’s site located in Marietta, at Polk Street and Burnt Hickory Road just north of Marietta Square.

Ga.-based Hollander Properties specializes in ownership, operations and development of senior living communities, health care-related commercial real estate and operating companies.

Aspire Development, based in Atlanta, is a developer of senior living communities throughout the U.S. The company’s track experience spans the complete senior living spectrum, including active adult, independent living, assisted living, memory care and senior “campus” communities.

The Arbor Terrace at Burnt Hickory will be operated by The Arbor Company, an Atlanta-based senior living operator.

Design was provided by Foley Design and studioSIX5. Choate Construction, which has offices in Ga. and the Carolinas, will build the community, which is expected to open early 2017.

Construction: Completed

Boutique Community Shavano Park Senior Living Opens in San Antonio

Shavano Park Senior Living, a new boutique assisted living and memory care community, announced its opening this week in San Antonio, Texas.

The community, which is managed by Carlsbad, Calif.-based Integral Senior Living and owned by Meridian Realty Advisors, offers 68 apartments, including 40 assisted living and 28 memory care residences.

Accommodations include finished and spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments, plus private memory care apartments in a specially designed neighborhood.

The Spanish Mediterranean-style community derives its design from the surrounding San Antonio architecture and natural environment. With 4.6 acres of landscaped grounds, the community offers ample space for large, outdoor courtyards with walking paths.

Residents can enjoy a variety of activities and amenities, including the community’s Vibrant Life program that provides social, educational, religious and recreational opportunities with choices like community outings, musical programs, games, gardening, painting, sewing and more.

The location of Shavano Park Senior Living provides easy access to local hospitals and other health care providers, as well as shopping and dining.

Written by Jason Oliva

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