Quail Summit Community for Seniors
Whereas government subsidies assist low-income seniors and the affluent can afford in-home care, middle income seniors who no longer want to care for a single family home or who need assistance with daily living were until recently without an affordable housing option. Recognizing that need for aging residents in the Canandaigua area, Chrisanntha, Inc. purchased 27 acres just one block west of the FF Thompson Hospital on Parrish Street Extension and turned a vacant field into Quail Summit Community for Seniors.
Working with a nationally accomplished senior housing manager, a campus community was developed providing three affordable neighborhoods of apartments offering the best in amenities and services to enhance senior’s lives at any stage, thereby permitting a resident to “age in place.”
THE ESTATES – A neighborhood for seniors who are self-sufficient.
THE HARBOR – An assisted living neighborhood for seniors who require more support.
THE VILLAGE – A neighborhood for seniors experiencing dementia and the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Chrisanntha, Inc.’s role in the development of Quail Summit Community for Seniors included:
- Purchased several parcels of land, including existing structures (homes) to assemble sufficient land to complete development.
- Undertook environmental and archeological investigations of the site.
- Obtained municpal approval and re-zoning for the desired residential density of the senior community.
- Engaged national housing consultant to define the program components needed to build a comprehensive senior living community based on national trends and local market research. The housing consultant also aided in planning out phases of project from build to full occupancy.
- Selected and hired architects and engineers to design the overall construction project fufilling the program needs outlined by the national housing consultant. Meeting the needs of the senior citizen occupants was the primary concern.
- Securing municipal building and utility permits and approvals required to complete construction project.
- Completed market study to define the financial feasibility of the project. Engaged bond underwriters and construction lenders to secure financing for this construction project. Housing manager was required to secure “pre-sales” or reservations as a prerequisite for construction financing.
- Partnered with Geneva Housing Authority to establish a not-for-profit 501.c.3 corporation to own and operate Quail Summit Community for Seniors.
- Selected and hired a national senior housing manager to supervise daily operations. This housing manager was responsible for planning and pre-renting units.
- Completed construction of the senior community on schedule for their October opening.
Heating and ventilation systems of the Quail Summit Senior Community were designed to maintain lower ongoing heating and cooling costs.
The Quail Summit Community for Seniors was designed as a housing community to address a need for an affordable housing alternative for the middle income population.
At the time this project was designed, there was no similar development of this nature in the Finger Lakes area. Quail Summit was one of the first non-subsidized Senior Living Communities in the Canandaigua, NY area.
This senior living community construction project was designed and developed by Chrisanntha, Inc. and construction managed by Iversen Construction Corp.
For additional information and photos of the Quail Summit Community for Seniors, visit their website.