News Around The Nation

Alabama

A $3 million assisted living facility in Hoover has been completed by Sherrod Building Co. for AHEPA, the men’s support group of the Greek Orthodox Church, which has commissioned several similar facilities across the country. The center has 72 one-bedroom apartments, reports the Birmingham Business Journal.


California

The Fullerton City Council has voted to gather more information on a proposed assisted living project. This is the third delay the council has put on the proposed project, reports the Orange County Register. The project would convert a west Fullerton care facility into an affordable assisted living facility, developed and owned by Interfaith Housing Development Corp. The plan cannot proceed without council approval, the newspaper reports.


Georgia

The Rosewood, a new 50-unit assisted living facility, has opened in Fort Oglethorpe. The facility is the latest among more than a dozen facilities that have opened in the area, near Chattanooga, TN, reports the Chattanooga Times/Free Press. Regency Health is the owner/developer of The Rosewood.

The Conyers-Rockdale County Planning Commisson is recommending the County Commission torpedo a shopping center, citing concerns about road and sewer demands. The shopping center also would have brought four smaller stores, a doctor’s office, and an assisted living facility to the site, reports The Atlanta Journal/Constitution.

Bridgeway Church in Alpharetta, which is building a new education facility, plans to build a 60-bed assisted living facility, as well as a student center. Groundbreaking for the assisted living facilty should be in June or July, reports The Atlanta Journal/Constitution.


Illinois

The Frankfort Plan Commission has postponed a public hearing on a proposed senior development so that staffers can research the project further. Commissioners say they like the project, but are concerned about its size, reports the Chicago Tribune. Wynncrest Senior Community would encompass a 200-acre parcel at a site that would also have to be annexed by the village prior to development, the Tribune reports.


Massachusetts

A Southbridge builder wants to put up 38 units of assisted living housing for the elderly in the city. The owner of Soper’s Construction attended a recent planning board meeting and brought preliminary plans for the development on 53 acres of land he owns, reports the (Worcester) Telegram & Gazette.


Pennsylvania

A 70-unit assisted living facility planned for Pittsburgh has been called off. Municipal Planner Jerry Duke told the council recently that Sunrise Assisted Living (Fairfax, VA) is no longer interested in the property being developed by the builders, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The company lost interest after signing a sales pact on other property in the area for a similar facility, the newspaper reports.