Site Plan for New Senior Housing Complex Presented
Written by Admin | September 13, 2013 | In The News
The first draft of the site plan for a new senior living community in Madison was presented for informational purposes to the Urban Design Commission Aug. 28 by Independent Living, Inc. and Engberg Anderson, architects.
Rita Giovannoni, CEO at Independent Living, Inc., was encouraged by feedback from the Urban Design Commission. “This was an informational presentation with a positive dialogue,” she said. “We followed up with refinements, and will make a formal presentation of the updated plan to the Urban Design Commission in October.”
A request to approve the General Design Plan (GDP) was submitted Sept. 4. The GDP will be reviewed at the Urban Design Commission meeting Oct. 23. If approved, the Urban Design Commission will forward and recommend the GDP to the Plan Commission for review Nov. 4. If approved by the Plan Commission, the GDP goes to Common Council Nov. 19 for final approval.
The new senior living community, on Tennyson Lane, will consist of 270-300 independent apartments, assisted living units and memory care units to be designed and built in phases during the next five to seven years. Independent Living, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is organizing fundraisaing efforts to keep the project affordable for seniors.
The project architect and construction manager were selected after an intensive interview process, Giovannoni said. “We selected Engberg Anderson and CG Schmidt as a team with an extensive senior living portfolio, and experience working together. They embrace our project mission to build independent futures for seniors,” Giovannoni said.
Engberg Anderson is a full service architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. Current or notable local projects include the Wisconsin Historical Society / Wisconsin Veterans Museum Preservation Storage facility, Clearview Long Term Care and Rehabilitation in Juneau; University of Wisconsin-Madison Dejope Residence Hall and Hiram Smith Hall; ongoing projects at Mitchell International Airport, and the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life.
CG Schmidt, a family-owned company since 1920, is a leader in quality construction management with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. The company serves the markets of healthcare, senior living, corporate, industrial, education and religious facilities. Recent or notable projects include Newcastle Place Continuum of Care Campus in Mequon; the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South and Carson Gulley Commons; Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe, and Rock Haven Assisted Living in Janesville.
Independent Living, Inc. is a local, nonprofit, multi-service agency assisting seniors and adults with disabilities. Celebrating 40 years of service in 2013, ILI offers in-home services including housekeeping, errands and Meals on Wheels-evening program; personal care services including bathing, dressing and grooming assistance; home safety modifications ranging from ramps to grab bars; home medical care including nursing and therapy (physical, occupational and speech), and senior housing options in Madison, Fitchburg and Sun Prairie.