Parkway Place Plans $12.8 Million Renovation and Expansion Project
HOUSTON–Parkway Place, a nonprofit faith-based senior living community in Houston, is undergoing a $12.8 million renovation and expansion project to improve existing areas and create a new state-of-the-art skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. The project has already started and is expected to finish in the fall of 2018.
The community currently consists of 159 independent living residences, 58 assisted living apartments, 24 memory care apartments and 60 skilled nursing rooms. The renovation project will transform the skilled nursing rooms into private suites, which will reduce the total number to 40.
The project also includes the addition of a bistro-style dining venue, as well as renovation of the existing dining rooms, activity rooms, sitting areas and common spaces. It also will add new lighting and flooring as well as handrails to improve safety at the senior living community.
“The completion of the renovations will benefit current and future residents,” said Susan Phelps, executive director at Parkway Place. “The residents are understanding of the construction process, and we really appreciate their patience while we work to improve the community. We update them each week with a fact sheet so they know what areas we will focus on next. It helps them plan their days around the construction.
“We knew it was time to renovate and add more amenities for residents to enjoy. The new state-of-the-art skilled nursing center is going to provide more privacy for residents. Since we opened, the rooms have been private or semi-private, and we wanted to change that,” Phelps added. “While we are losing some rooms, we will make up for it by improving the overall comfort of residents. They are our main priority, and we will do anything to ensure they have a happy place to call home.”
“As with everything we do, our goal in making these renovations is to further the Parkway Place legacy of serving Houston senior adults with excellence,” said Charlie Wilson, senior vice president for Buckner Retirement Services. “Parkway Place has been part of Houston since 1955, so our history in the local community is rich. The project is going smoothly, and we anticipate construction will finish on time.
“I think I’m most excited to see the new bistro. Giving residents another dining option is something we’ve wanted for a while,” Wilson added. “I believe the changes will really make a difference in the lives of senior adults, and that is our main goal. We are here to serve them, and completing this project will give them an updated, beautiful place to live.”
Parkway Place partnered with Hill and Wilkinson General Contractors, D2 Architecture, LLC and interior designer Spellman Brady & Company for the project.