Focus Healthcare Partners

Summit of Uptown

Focus Healthcare Partners | Summit of Uptown

Project details
Scope: Conversion of IL to AL Units
Amenities Redesign
Model Units
Location: Park Ridge, IL
Firm Role: Planning | SD | DD | CD | CA | FFE | Model Units

The Summit of Uptown consists of four buildings. Originally constructed as a hotel in 1961, two additional wings were constructed in 1986 as part of a conversion to a senior living facility. Most recently renovated in 2017, the facility’s amenities required very little updating; minor changes were made to increase functionality and adapt for changing acuities.

New millwork was designed for the existing Activity Lounge adjacent to the main entry to maintain functionality and access to storage closets while minimizing the wall of doors.

Also on the main level, an existing unit was replaced by an Office and Wellness Center, which were relocated to accommodate a new Assisted Living Dining and Activity space for higher-acuity residents living in that wing of the building. The new Dining room opens onto an existing courtyard, which provides an abundance of natural light into room and corridor, beyond.

The main scope of renovation occurred in the common corridors of all buildings, as well as the conversion of the Summit Avenue Wing 2nd floor from Independent to Assisted Living. Four one-bedroom and two two-bedroom Independent Living units were converted to twelve studios and one one-bedroom Assisted Living units. Five of the new studios are designed as adaptable, complying with local accessibility code.

All new Assisted Living studios include kitchenettes and roll-in showers. Granite countertops throughout pop atop dark wood millwork and warm-toned wood-look luxury vinyl tile. Units are spacious and offer generous closets, as well.

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