Construction has begun on the final phase of Episcopal Communities & Services’ MonteCedro senior living community in Altadena. The $56 million second phase project, being constructed by C.W. Driver Companies, will add 40 independent living apartments and a new terrace restaurant to the existing community, completing the campus master plan.
The new villa-style buildings will be two and three stories in height, with two of the structures positioned over a below-grade parking garage podium level. The area will also include a gathering space for casual events, BBQs, and a putting green for full-campus use on the plaza between the two villa buildings.
Positioned at the center of the four villas will be an event lawn for programs and entertainment, with a new pet park and resident gardens at the south end of the property.
“We are excited to help Episcopal Communities & Services answer their rising resident demand with the addition of four new residential buildings,” said John Kately, Project Executive at C.W. Driver. “This project will improve the property for current and future residents alike.”
All four buildings will be designated as California-licensed Retirement Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) by the Department of Social Services.
The apartments are designed to allow residents to age in place, with access to services they can bring into their home when they need it, through MonteCedro’s Choice Custom Care options for personal health and wellness.
“ECS continues to reinvest in each of our communities to better the lives of all who call them home,” said James Rothrock, President and CEO of Episcopal Communities & Services. “Completing Phase II will allow us to deliver the enriching lifestyle MonteCedro has to offer to more seniors across the San Gabriel Valley.”
In addition to the Phase II work, the project also includes approximately 10,000 square feet of interior construction in the existing Phase I main campus that opened in 2015. The renovations will be made to optimize the primary public and amenity spaces on the ground level. Work on the existing Phase I building has already begun and will be staggered with the Phase II construction to retain critical amenities and minimize operational disruption for residents. Construction is expected to be completed in 2025.
MonteCedro senior living is located at 2212 El Molino Ave. in Altadena. C.W. Driver is working with the architectural firm Perkins Eastman on the project.
C.W. Driver Companies is a major builder serving California since 1919. In 2019, the historic company celebrated its 100-year anniversary.