Senior living development and investment firm Capitol Seniors Housing announced the opening Monday of a new 101-unit assisted living and memory care community in Greenburgh, NY. The facility was built on an abandoned retail site that many residents viewed as a local “eyesore,” the firm said.
Operated by Chelsea Senior Living, the Chelsea at Greenburgh was designed by Ardmore, PA-based Meyer Senior Living Studio and built by Wayne, NJ-based March Construction. The community is awaiting LEED certification and was designed with sustainable features such as substantial green space that previously was paved in asphalt.
Purchased by Capitol from the town of Greenburgh in 2017, the property is landscaped with native plants that require less water, and the community boasts a 20% water use reduction through water-efficient fixtures, faucets and kitchen equipment. A significant amount of recycled content in construction materials was used, including building steel, metal studs and drywall. Energy efficiencies are achieved through LED lighting, robust control systems and highly efficient heating and air systems. In addition, the community is adjacent to public transportation.
“We were all highly motivated to reclaim the property and create something special, both inside and outside,” said Joe McElwee, principal of development at Capitol Seniors Housing. “We believe seniors deserve high-quality amenities, engaging programs, and care, and we’re proud to provide that for families across the area.”