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Senior living community adds three new buildings during campus expansion project

December 4, 2011 Case Study 1 min read
St. Leonard's Senior Living Community in Centerville, Ohio, looked to extensively redesign and renovate its existing facility, the Franciscan Care Center, to become the center hub of the campus.

The challenge

St. Leonard’s Senior Living Community engaged Plante Moran Living Forward (PMLF) as owner’s representative during the design and construction of three facilities on their campus. The new development included the following:

  • A 22,000-square-foot wellness center, featuring a hospitality center, pool, and restaurant
  • A 74,000-square-foot memory support building
  • A large new storage facility
  • Extensive redesign and renovation of an existing facility, the Franciscan Care Center, to become the center hub of the campus

The solution

Throughout the multi-year process, PMLF kept all new design, development, and construction within a $22 million budget.

Our role grew throughout the process. PMLF helped St. Leonard manage the redesign and construction of a new campus road system as well as upgrades to the community’s existing 250 cottages and garden homes, 73 independent apartments, and 100 independent apartments. We also assisted with renovating a memory care unit to include a new chapel, administrative space, and therapy addition.

The benefit

The new 35,000-square-foot, 25-bed rehabilitation addition and building renovations transformed this facility into a truly modern campus. PMLF ensured the new and redesigned rooms successfully met organizational standards, ADA regulations, and local building codes. With PMLF’s help, the project was completed on schedule and on budget.

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