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WesleyLife to build new Meals on Wheels location
WesleyLife will transform a building in the Drake University neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa into a new Meals on Wheels campus thanks to a $1.05 million gift from Des Moines philanthropist Suzie Glazer Burt.
The building will be redesigned into a hub for meal creation and social engagement.
Including the gift of the building, the campaign raised $5.6 million toward the project’s $8.25 million goal. The campus is slated to open next year.
Currently, the Des Moines operation produces about 1,000 meals daily.
Construction: In progress
LCS, Harrison Street and Ryan Companies partner for Nashville project
A joint venture between Ryan Companies, Harrison Street and LCS will bring a new community to Nashville, Tennessee.
The community, Clarendale West End, will offer a range of care services for future residents and include 172 units as part of the five-story community.
Shared amenities include multiple restaurants, theater, fitness programming, bistro, bar, salon, spa and arts programs.
The community will be the 60th community built by Ryan and be the third Clarendale location in Tennessee and 12th LCS-Harrison Street project.
Aegis Living opens ‘world’s greenest’ community
Aegis Living Lake Union is set to open with an emphasis on environmentalism and sustainability.
It’s the first assisted living community built to meet rigorous global green building standards for the Living Building Challenge Petal Certification through the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
The community is emission-free, using no fossil fuels, including no gas servicing the building. Electricity use is offset by onsite solar panels and off-site solar farms that generate 1.7 million kilowatt hours. In total, the community has reduced its overall energy draw by 25% through various building materials and infrastructure.
Aegis Living operates 36 communities in three states, based in Bellevue, Washington.
Other noteworthy projects include:
– Plans for a 67-unit community in the Couer d’Alene, Idaho area have been announced.
– A 55-unit apartment community was recently approved in Oak Forest, Illinois.
– Plans for a new luxury community in Yorktown, New York were recently unveiled.
– SRM Development plans a 191-unit senior living community in Oakland, California.
– A Waxahachie, Texas planning and zoning committee advanced a plan for a 165-unit senior living community.
– Construction recently started on an 18-acre senior living campus in Plano, Texas.
– Two independent living communities by Revel Communities are set to open in the Scottsdale, Arizona area.