Assisted living center breaks ground in Crown Point
By Carrie Napoleon Post-Tribune correspondent May 29, 2014 7:14PM
City officials joined representatives from Mainstreet development and Symphony Post Acute Network to break ground on the new Claremont of Crown Point Medical Resort at 1555 S. Main St. | Carrie Napoleon~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 1, 2014 6:37AM
CROWN POINT — City leaders gathered with officials from Mainstreet and Symphony Post Acute Network on Thursday to break ground on the partnership’s first “medical resort” facility in Northwest Indiana.
Claremont of Crown Point Medical Resort, 1555 S. Main St., will be a 66,598-square-foot building with 30 assistance apartments and 70 recovery suites in a hotel-like environment. The project is expected to generate about 350 short-term construction jobs and more than 100 full-time jobs. Mainstreet, a development investment group, will build the facility and Symphony will operate it.
“We are finding that seniors today want more (in health care options) than the generation before them. The Claremont of Crown Point will be a showplace of what Mainstreet stands for,” said Doug Pederson, director of development for Mainstreet.
The majority of the rooms in the facility will be single-bed rooms with private bathrooms. Services will be delivered concierge-style and the facility will feature intergenerational activities. The Claremont will include a rehabilitation center, movie theater, game room, restaurants, walking trails, Wi-Fi, an onsite chef and other amenities.
Pedersen said the city has been an advocate of the project and the site, south of Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point and west of Crown Point High School.
“The city is as interested in growing its tax base as it is in providing choices in health care,” he said.
Mayor David Uran said the having the development come to Crown Point creates jobs and keeps economic opportunities in the city.
“We thought it was a perfect fit,” Uran said.
Tim Fields, senior vice president of business development for Symphony, said the company’s goal is for the facility to be the health care provider of choice and the employer of choice in the area. Symphony will partner with Franciscan St. Anthony in its efforts to provide quality short- and long-term rehabilitative and assisted care.
The Claremont of Crown Point is expected to open in April.