New senior living development planned for Hoover

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By Hanno van der Bijl  – Real Estate Reporter, Birmingham Business JournalJun 16, 2020, 8:11am CDT Updated Jun 16, 2020, 11:24pm CDT

A Virginia developer specializing in senior living communities is working on another Alabama project.

Smith Packett Med-Com is developing The Crossings at Hoover, a 207,000-square-foot senior living facility at 2171 Parkway Lane Drive in the Riverchase area of Hoover.

It’s a major development that will feature 90 independent living and 72 assisted living units as well as 38 beds in 36 specialty care units. The independent living residences include one- and two-bedroom units with kitchens while the assisted living residences feature studio as well as one- and two-bedroom units.

William Holmes, executive vice president of development and construction at Smith Packett, said the Roanoke, Virginia-based company is excited to enter the Alabama market.

“We are excited to be developing our second project in Alabama,” he said. “The first project that’s under construction at EastChase in Montgomery, Alabama, should be finishing this fall. This will be our second project, and we’re working on a third project in Tuscaloosa.”

The company’s affiliate, Hoover AL Investors LLC, acquired the 8-acre site for the Hoover facility from S & K Investments LLC for $2.6 million, according to Shelby County public records. Glenn Ponder of Ponder Properties represented the seller in the deal that closed May 7. The Birmingham office of Synovus Bank provided more than $36.967 million in financing for the project, according to public records.

Auburn-based Rabren Construction is the general contractor, and Montgomery-based Goodwyn Mills & Cawood is the designer, providing architecture, civil engineering, geotechnical, landscape architecture and some environmental permitting. The new community, which is expected to open in 2022, will be managed by Birmingham-based Greenbrier Senior Living.

A rendering of The Crossings at Hoover project.

“Rabren is excited to work on another project in the Birmingham area with a repeat client,” said Matt Hearn, vice president at Rabren Construction. “Health care construction is a core part of our business and we are looking forward to a successful project.”

Amenities at The Crossings at Hoover will include a central living room, dining rooms, activity rooms, and outside courtyards for each of the independent, assisted and specialty care units. The community will also come with a theater, pub, bistro, salon and library as well as exercise, physical therapy and game rooms. Transportation service will be provided in addition to concierge services and 24-hour on-site staffing.

“The community will offer the continuum of care with independent living, assisted living, and specialty care in a rental payment structure,” according to information from Smith Packett. “This continuum of care product type is appealing to prospective residents as it offers them the ability to ‘age in place.’ For instance, a senior can move into the community as an independent living resident and transition to assisted living or specialty care if needed as his or her health declines.”

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