The National Realty Group Inc. and MedCore Partners bought 7 acres in Atascocita for a new senior living community. It will be at the northeast corner of West Lake Houston Parkway and Will Clayton Parkway and is expected to open in March 2020.
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Two senior living projects have been announced for the Houston area within the past few days.
The National Realty Group Inc., based in Houston, and MedCore Partners, based in Dallas-Fort Worth, bought 7 acres in Atascocita for a new senior living community, according to a press release.
John Talhelm and Kevin Erck with JLL represented the land seller, Northeast Houston Baptist Church, and Kyle Libby with MedCore represented the buyers, according to MedCore.
PRDG has been selected as the architect for the project, but the general contractor has not been decided yet. Construction should begin immediately after the design is complete, which is scheduled to wrap up in November. The community is expected to open in March 2020.
Carlsbad, California-based Integral Senior Living will manage the new community, which will be at the northeast corner of West Lake Houston Parkway and Will Clayton Parkway. It will have 186 units and will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care. Apartments will range from studios to two-bedroom suites.
The community also will offer a wide variety of lifestyle programs, planned events and outings, and collaborative daily personal support. There will be a fitness/wellness center, bistro, beautiful courtyard, activity room with theater, beauty shop and other amenities.
This is the second Houston-area senior living community that TNRG and MedCore are developing. Their first project, the 80-unit Spring Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care, is expected to open this month.
Separately, Buckner Retirement Services Inc. announced March 30 that its Parkway Place community is undergoing a $12.8 million renovation and expansion project. That project, at 1321 Park Bayou Drive, is underway and should be complete this fall, according to a press release.
Hill and Wilkinson General Contractors, D2 Architecture LLC and interior designer Spellman Brady & Co. are working on the Parkway Place project.
The nonprofit faith-based senior living community currently consists of 159 independent living residences, 58 assisted living apartments, 24 memory care apartments and 60 skilled nursing rooms. The skilled nursing rooms will be converted into private suites, reducing their total number to 40.
“The new state-of-the-art skilled nursing center is going to provide more privacy for residents,” Susan Phelps, executive director at Parkway Place, said in the release. “Since we opened in 1998 the rooms have been private or semi-private, and we wanted to change that. While we are losing some rooms, we will make up for it by improving the overall comfort of residents.”
The project also will add a bistro-style dining venue; renovate the existing dining rooms, activity rooms, sitting areas and common spaces; and add new lighting, flooring and handrails.
“Parkway Place has been part of Houston since 1955, so our history in the local community is rich,” Charlie Wilson, senior vice president for Buckner Retirement Services Inc., said in the release. “The project is going smoothly, and we anticipate construction will finish on time. I think I’m most excited to see the new bistro. Giving residents another dining option is something we’ve wanted for a while. I believe the changes will really make a difference in the lives of senior adults, and that is our main goal.”
Dallas-based Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry.
Senior living projects have been popping up across the Houston area over several years. In 2015, Redfin.com ranked Houston among the top cities for senior living.
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