VOL. 122 | NO. 196 | Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Memphis Real Estate Recap
Trezevant Manor Begins $60M Phase Two
177 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Permit Cost: $38.6 million
Project Cost: $60 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2007
Completion: December 2009
Owner: Trezevant Manor
Tenant: Trezevant Manor
Architect: Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects
Contractor: Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
Details: A building permit to begin phase two of Trezevant Manor's overall $80 million expansion project. This second phase will cost approximately $60 million.
Phase two will consist of 334,000 square feet of new building and renovation, said Mac Caradine, project manager at Linkous Construction Co. Inc., the project's contractor. Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects designed the expansion.
Additions include a new 6-story independent living facility, to be called Trezevant Place, which will house 68 two-bedroom units. The units will range from 1,400 to 2,100 square feet; some units also will have living rooms. This complex will sit atop two stories of underground parking, which will be connected by a two-level tunnel that goes to the two garages.
"We have had wonderful acceptance of the design of the new Trezevant Place," said Trezevant director John Webb. "We actually have deposits (and) reservations for over 70 percent of the residential apartments in Trezevant Place."
The second phase also includes plans for a wellness center, complete with meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a fitness center and a chapel.
In addition, the main lobby and first floor of the manor will be renovated, as will the lobbies and hallways on each floor.
The expansion also includes 24 garden homes, 16 of which currently are under construction. The remaining eight garden homes will be included in phase two.
The Allen Morgan Health Center also will be remodeled during the second phase, Webb said.
"We're changing Allen Morgan to a residential model, versus a hospital model," Webb said. "We're upgrading it totally, and the idea is that anywhere you go in Trezevant, it's a very residential feel. That's our goal, and we're going to accomplish it."
The second phase is scheduled for completion in December 2009, Caradine said.
The first phase of the project, which included the construction of Trezevant Terrace, is nearly complete, Webb said. The Terrace is a 104-apartment complex with one- and two-bedroom units with full-sized kitchens and walk-in closets. An outdoor garden sits on the third floor of the Terrace, on the roof to another part of the building.
"That building is finished and it is open, but we can't put residents in it yet because the state still has to inspect it," Webb said. "But we have the permanent occupancy, and we are furnishing the building next week."
Webb said the first residents of Trezevant Terrace will be arriving during the first two weeks of November, and Trezevant officials expect the building to be full by mid-February.
"It's a really fast fill-up, and it just shows us how desperately these facilities are needed in this central part of the city," Webb said.
Trezevant Terrace is home the memory support area, which is designed to help Alzheimer's patients. The memory support center has an outside courtyard with a screened porch, gardens and a potting shed. A garage with cars for residents to work on is also available in the memory center.
Trezevant has a 30-apartment assisted living center for early state dementia patients, as well as a day center.
"It's all designed, every part of it, is designed for memory support," said Webb. "The colors, the fabrics, the wall coverings, the carpets, we have bright murals on the ends of each hallway. ... Everything in each apartment is designed for memory support, to be independent and maintain a level of memory."
Webb said Trezevant brought in consultants from around the country, including people from the Alzheimer's Association and a Harvard doctor, to create this environment designed to slow the onset of Alzheimer's.
"It's a spectacular facility," said Webb. "We can't wait."
Trezevant Manor currently has about 300 residents and 250 employees. The expansion will create room for at about 200 additional residents and 100 more employees.