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Edgemere Breaks Ground on Expansion and Renovation Project

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation broke ground this month on a $36 million expansion and renovation project at its original continuing care retirement community, Edgemere, located in Dallas, Texas.

The project’s first phase will bring a 6,000-square-foot performing arts center to Edgemere’s center courtyard. This performing arts center will feature a bar and lounge, arched ceilings with exposed wooden beams, and a stage for speakers and performances. Phase I also includes renovation of two of Edgemere’s dining venues.

Phase II will add eight assisted living units, 12 memory support suites and 15 private skilled nursing rooms to Edgemere’s health center — The Plaza. This second phase will also create updated courtyard and dining spaces, as well as additional parking.

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2018. Greystone is serving as development consultant, in addition to its role as management and marketing consultant at Edgemere.

See photos of the groundbreaking in the gallery below, as well as AG Architecture’s renderings of the performing arts center.

Learn more about Edgemere.

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Bond Financing Sparks Growth at Gulf Coast Village

Gulf Coast Village has faithfully served Floridians with high-quality continuing care services since 1989. Today, Gulf Coast Village is expanding so that it may update its community and create space to serve more seniors.

Sponsored by Volunteers of America, Gulf Coast Village is located on a 36-acre campus in Cape Coral, Fla. It currently includes 157 independent living apartments, 46 assisted living units, 24 memory support suites and 85 skilled nursing beds.

Proceeds from a $79,385,000 bond financing closed this month will fund a significant expansion and renovation project.

Phase I of the expansion will add 80 assisted living units and 48 memory support suites as part of a new assisted living center to be located on the undeveloped portion of GCV’s campus. Phase I is already underway, with completion scheduled for February 2017.

Phase II will begin shortly after the completion of Phase I, adding 24 catered living units and 20 skilled nursing beds, while also removing the original 46 assisted living units and 24 memory support suites.

The result will be a beautifully expanded and updated campus that includes a total of:

  • 157 independent living apartments
  • 24 catered living units
  • 80 assisted living units
  • 48 memory support suites
  • 105 redeveloped skilled nursing beds

The entire project should reach its conclusion by July 2017.

Greystone is serving as development consultant on this project, in addition to its long history and ongoing role as management consultant at Gulf Coast Village. HJ Sims served as underwriter for the bond financing, AG Architecture is architect on this project, and LECESSE is the construction manager.

Learn more about Gulf Coast Village.

See renderings of the expansion in the gallery below.

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Construction Update: Terraces of Boise

When the Terraces of Boise opens this summer, it will become Idaho’s first and only life care community. New construction photos show the progress of the community’s first two phases.

Set to open in July, Phase I of the community will include 68 independent living apartments and 12 duplexes. Phase II will add 81 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living apartments, 24 memory support units and 48 skilled nursing rooms. Phase II is scheduled to be open to residents in January 2016.

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Greystone is working on the Boise project with American Baptist Homes of the West, AG Architecture, Marlo Interiors, Faulkner Design Group, Alpha Com Systems, Petra and CSHQA.

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Greystone communities receive award nominations

The Barrington of Carmel and the Terraces of San Joaquin Gardens are among a select group of eight CCRC nominees for the 2nd annual Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Judged by a panel of industry professionals, the Senior Housing News Design and Architecture Awards recognize cutting-edge design, excellence and innovation in senior living.

The Barrington is based in Carmel, Ind. and sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC). AG Architecture was the architect for the community, which was developed by Greystone.

The Terraces of San Joaquin Gardens serves Fresno, Calif. The community is sponsored by American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) and was developed by Greystone. Douglas Pancake & Associates was the project architect.

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These finalists were chosen from an expansive group of communities nationwide that submitted their projects for consideration. From the Senior Housing News press release:

Projects will be judged by a panel of industry experts who will evaluate nominees based on design and aesthetic criteria. Not only will judges analyze design elements such as color, light and landscape architecture, but they will also consider community functionality by analyzing key features that are critical to property type, such as universal design techniques. Winners will be announced December 17.

This year’s judges bring a wealth of experience in senior housing design, architecture and consulting. The panel includes:

  • Jeff Anderzhon, FAIA, Senior Planning/Design Architect at Eppstein Uhen Architects

  • Elisabeth Borden, Principal at The Highland Group

  • Dan Cinelli, FAIA, Managing Principal at Perkins Eastman

  • David Dillard, FAIA, Principal at D2 Architecture

  • Gene R. Guszkowski, AIA, Senior Principal at AG Architecture

For more information, visit www.shnawards.com.