Groundwork has begun on a new $23 million development that will offer senior living, assisted living, and memory care services all in one location.
Holland Construction Services is working with Indiana-based developer, Keystone Senior Living, on the new Keystone Place at Richland Creek. The new facility will be located at the northwest quadrant of Frank Scott Parkway and Fountain Lakes Drive in O’Fallon, Ill.
Mike Deihl, Director of Operations, and Rob Ruehl, Senior Project Manager, with Holland, said site work is underway and digging for the foundations will soon follow. The work is on a 16-month timetable.
Construction will unfold just in front of Parkway Lakeside Apartments, which Holland also constructed 8 years ago.
The four-story building will encompass almost 170,000 gross square feet and feature a U-shape design with the front entrance facing Fountain Lakes Drive.
“The five-acre development is on land that backs up to Richland Creek. The building will feature a memory garden and a courtyard,” Ruehl said.
The building will consist of 152 units including 24 memory care, 74 assisted living, and 53 independent living, plus one guest unit.
The project follows a trend in the industry allowing people to spend the final years of their life in a single building or a complex of buildings.
Holland has constructed similar projects in other markets, including four in the state of Ohio. Holland also built the Cambridge House assisted living facilities several years ago in O’Fallon, Swansea, and Maryville.
Rob estimates that the project will have approximately 120-160 construction workers employed by Holland and the subcontractors performing the work.
“The project delivery method is design/build where the architect is contracted with the owner while all the engineering for mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing, is all designed under our contract. This method enables us to work with the owner and their architect to develop a fast track design while maintaining efficiency and their budget. We refer to it as Construction-Led Design,” Deihl said.
Written by Dennis Grubaugh as printed in the Illinois Business Journal October 2019