Looking Back: KWA Construction Expands Into Senior Living Construction

While apartments tend to be the first thing that most people think of when they hear the term multifamily, one of the things we enjoy most about our industry is the variety of product types that we have the opportunity to build. Senior housing, one of the most rapidly growing markets in our industry, was one of KWA’s first steps into the other markets that multifamily building encompasses. Senior housing was (and continues to be) ripe for the picking as approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. As the Baby Boomer generation made plans to retire, they began looking for living options that allowed them to downsize while still maintaining their independence. KWA was excited to get in near the front end of this trend.

For our first venture into senior housing, KWA Construction partnered with Churchill Residential to build Churchill Estates at Lake Highlands, a 175-unit luxury apartment community designed for active adults over the age of 55. Located in one of the top areas for this growing market segment, this facility allows residents to remain close to the neighborhoods, families, churches, libraries, and other surroundings that they enjoy so much, without the burdens or upkeep of home ownership.

One of the unique features of Churchill Estates of Lake Highlands not typically found in multifamily projects is the state-of-the-art commercial kitchen designed to allow residents and their guests to enjoy gourmet meals in the property’s full service restaurant or bistro.

Other community amenities include catered services as well as in-home dining, a movie theatre, multiple game rooms, an art studio, heated outdoor pool, community garden, on-site beauty salon, as well as scheduled social, cultural and educational opportunities. There is even a special play room where those with young grandchildren can easily be entertained. Churchill Estates provides everything that one might need right at their fingertips.

It was our privilege to be part of the team that brought Churchill Estates to life. Enjoy a few photographs of the property below, and be sure to check out our other senior housing projects too!