Ground broken on resort-style assisted living center
BY KITTY CONLEY firstname.lastname@example.org June 2, 2014 1:30PM
Crown Point Mayor Dave Uran (sixth from left), Councilwoman Carol Drasga (third from right), Clerk/Treasurer Patti Olson (second from right) and Councilman Mark Schweitzer (right) join officials from Main Street Properties, Symphony Post Acute Network, Tone & Blank Builders and Franciscan Alliance St. Anthony Crown Point at a groundbreaking ceremony. | Kitty Conley/Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 3, 2014 2:11PM
CROWN POINT — Ground was broken last week on a resort-style care center and assisted-living facility being built on the city’s south side.
The Claremont of Crown Point Medical Resort, 1555 S. Main St., will be a 66,598-square-foot building about a block from Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point.
Officials from Crown Point, Mainstreet, Symphony Post Acute Network, the Franciscan Alliance and Tonn & Blank Construction were among those at the May 29 groundbreaking ceremony, which took place under sunny skies at the site across from Crown Point High School on the west side of Main Street.
The grand opening is scheduled for April.
“The city of Crown Point is excited about the partnership and investment that Mainstreet along with Symphony Post Acute Network have formed to create Claremont of Crown Point,” Mayor Dave Uran said. “This location will combine quality health care with resort-style stay amenities, a new array of patient recovery model. Coupled with the high number of construction and full-time employment opportunities, this is a win-win for all the parties involved.”
The development is expected to create 350 temporary but high-paying construction jobs. When that is complete, there will be more than 100 full-time, good-paying jobs, mostly in the medical professions, officials said.
Crown Point officials in attendance also included Clerk/Treasurer Patti Olson, Councilwoman Carol Drasga, R-5th, and Councilman Mark Schweitzer, R-At Large. Drasga and Schweitzer also are members of the Redevelopment Commission.
Zeke Turner, CEO of Mainstreet, told those gathered, “As we have in Kokomo, Crawfordsville and a host of other cities in Indiana and beyond, our goal is to create a unique community where seniors can receive the quality care they expect while living in a place they can enjoy.
“Baby Boomers are demanding the kind of high-end, hospitality-oriented amenities that our new property in Crown Point will offer. This is a meaningful paradigm shift and just one of the many medical resorts we are building to transform the health care industry across the United States.”
Claremont of Crown Point Medical Resort will have 30 assisted-living apartments and 70 recovery suites. The recovery suites are for those in need of nursing and rehabilitative care.
The hotel-like environment will have concierge-style delivery of services and activities for various age groups. It will have a rehab center, a movie theater, and a game room, restaurants, walking trails, wi-fi, an onsite chef and lots more.
David Hartman, CEO of Symphony Post-Acute Network, said, “We look forward to serving the Crown Point community and working in concert with the local hospitals and physicians to provide the residents of Crown Point with an exceptional level of nursing and rehabilitative services.”
The developer is Carmel-based Mainstreet, which develops short-stay rehabilitation properties and assisted-living facilities.
When completed, the facility will be operated by Symphony Post Acute Network, which already has locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Arizona.