Phoenix, Ariz. – Senior living provider Beatitudes Campus and general contractor The Weitz Company broke ground Thursday on the first phase of a $260 million redevelopment plan that will increase the occupant capacity of Beatitudes Campus by 33 percent.
Contracted for Phase I of the eight-year redevelopment project, Weitz will add 34 patio homes to the Life Plan Community based in north central Phoenix. They will be single-level residences built to resemble traditional neighborhood living in a variety of sizes and floor plans. Each home will include a living room, full-size kitchen, garage and front and back patios.
“We are extremely excited to be working with Beatitudes Campus again on such an important project for its residents and the greater Phoenix community,” said The Weitz Company General Manager Kimberly Davids. “The long-term plan laid out by Beatitudes’ board of directors is meaningful and significant for seniors, and Weitz takes great pride in having a critical role to execute the vision of it.”
No area of Beatitudes Campus will go untouched by the end of the master plan. In addition to constructing two new independent living buildings in future phases, existing buildings will be renovated and amenity spaces will be upgraded with corresponding expansions and additions.
When the master plan is complete, a total of 1,000 seniors can live at Beatitudes Campus or benefit from its home services – which is 250 more residents than it currently serves.
“It’s a transformational time for Beatitudes Campus,” said Michelle Just, president and CEO of Beatitudes Campus. “We are building on our strength and reputation to serve seniors for the years to come. This master plan will ensure that we are poised to deliver high quality and innovative living choices and amenities that matter most for seniors to age in place.”
The Weitz Company is working with architect Orcutt | Winslow on the patio homes, which are more than 70 percent reserved and scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. The two firms are slated to work together on future phases.
About The Weitz Company
Founded in 1855, The Weitz Company is a national general contractor, design-builder and construction manager that serves all 50 U.S. states. Weitz is the sixth oldest Architecture/Engineering/Construction firm in the United States and an industry leader in lean construction; senior living; sustainable building; and virtual design and construction. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, The Weitz Company annually ranks in the top tier of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors and Building Design+Construction’s Giants 300 Contractors lists.