Constructing a Unique Luxury Senior Community

McShane Construction Company is tasked with an unusual assignment.

McShane Construction - Heartis Assisted Living and Memory CareBy Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer

Rosemont, Ill.—Developer Caddis Partners LLC has awarded McShane Construction Company a new luxury 108-unit Heartis Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Peoria, Ill. The senior living community is being constructed on a seven-acre site at 8201 North Illinois Rt. 91 in Peoria.

The community will feature two adjoined components. The first is a single-story, 36-unit memory care structure. Each unit in this building will have an efficient studio floor plan with private bathroom and direct access to common areas and dining facilities. Therapy rooms, activities center, sun room, salon and secured outdoor space are among the features of the memory care portion that will help foster a sense of well-being among residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.

The second part of the community is a three-story residential building with 72 studio, one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments. This structure will feature a sprawling dining room, adjacent commercial kitchen, library, computer room, bistro bar, salon and interior and exterior gathering areas.

The 97,000-square-foot community will be clad in a blend of finishes including cement board, siding, clad stone veneer, stucco and masonry, which will decoratively accent Juliet balconies, cedar trellises and elegant window lines.

“Through years of experience, McShane has perfected its approach to wood frame construction and is highly adept in delivering the Class A amenities that are a signature component of the Heartis Assisted Living and Memory Care development,” Rosemont, Ill.-based McShane Construction Company president Jeffrey A. Raday told MHN. “Our seasoned expertise in senior housing construction coupled with our superior service makes us the right fit for this project.”

McShane will complete all site work for the community. That will include three landscaped courtyards, walking paths, outdoor seating areas and spacious on-site parking. The architecture services are being provided by Katus LLC.

“The decrease in available skilled labor continues to be a challenge throughout the construction industry,” Raday said. “Given the size and scope of the Heartis Assisted Living and Memory Care development . . . it is essential that we have the necessary labor in place to support an on-time delivery. We are confident, however, that we will be successful in surmounting this challenge given the numerous subcontractor relationships that McShane has already established in the area.”

Heartis Assisted Living and Memory Care in Peoria is slated for completion in the third quarter of next year.

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