Seniors Residential Community Features 95 One- and Two-Bedroom Units
Naperville, Ill. (February 22, 2012)—Ryan Companies US, Inc. has completed the construction of Zurich Meadows, a new 95-unit, three-story, age-restricted residential community in Lake Zurich, Ill. The developer of Zurich Meadows is Chicago-based Carefree Development.
Zurich Meadows cost approximately $15 million to construct. It is located on a 2.75-acre site at 250 Mohawk Trail, near the intersection of Illinois Route 22 and South Old Rand Road.
Ryan and the project team overcame significant weather challenges throughout the construction process to deliver the project on time, accommodating Carefree Development’s timeline that called for a phased move-in schedule beginning in January 2012.
“During construction of Zurich Meadows over the past 13 months our team endured considerable weather events; snows starting in December 2010 punctuated by the blizzard in early February 2011, and then the heavy summer rains,” Brian Kinney, senior project manager, Ryan Companies US, Inc., said. “The weather conditions during the early phases of the project made completing foundations and basements difficult, but with support and assistance from an experienced roster of subcontractors, the team persevered, and we completed on time.”
“The subcontractors understood the sequencing issues and worked together to ensure that, in the end, we didn’t lose anytime,” Kinney added.
Carefree Development and its various partners designed Zurich Meadows to provide a lifestyle alternative for seniors. The project features 56 one-bedroom/one-bathroom and 39 two-bedroom/one-bathroom units with varying floor plans. Additionally, it offers both indoor (below-grade) and outdoor parking spaces for guests.
According to Phil Moeller at Carefree Development, Zurich Meadows opened in mid January and now has 26 residents, with another 26 expected to move in by the end of April. He expects the complex to be fully occupied by mid-year.
Generous amounts of common area space have been incorporated into the development, including a two-story entryway that opens into an elegantly decorated common area. There also are lounges, a library, a game room, a fitness center, recreation space and a dining room. These amenities provide ideal settings for an enjoyable lifestyle in the company of friends.
A wide selection of residences featuring fully equipped kitchens offers seniors an opportunity to enjoy all the comforts of home in a carefree social environment. All residences include wall-to-wall carpeting, mini blinds, color-coordinated appliances, individually controlled heating and air conditioning and security, among other features.
The building exterior, intended to portray a residential setting, features a façade comprised of a mix of brick, stone and siding and a gabled roof. Interior details include drywall, painted finishes, wood trim and base, and carpeting in the common areas.
Ryan’s project leadership includes Jim Herbst, division manager; Brian Kinney, senior project manager; and Ryan Ritchie, project manager. In addition to Ryan, other members of the project team include Legat Architects, architect; C.M. Lavoie & Associates, civil engineer; Larson Engineering, structural engineer; and Amsco Engineering Inc., mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) engineer.
Ryan is serving or has served as developer, owner, and/or general contractor on numerous multi-family housing projects primarily in the Midwest. These projects account for more than 2,600 units which have been placed into service or are under construction. Included in that figure are approximately 1,000 units in market-rate and affordable seniors housing projects.
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a national builder, designer, developer and real estate manager specializing in fully integrated solutions for more than 70 years. With a mission to build lasting relationships, Ryan delivers full-service customized solutions based on industry expertise and total collaboration — pairing customers’ expectations with a specialized team of constructors, architects, engineers, developers, property managers and financiers. In its first 12 years of operation, Ryan’s Great Lakes region has completed more than $1 billion in projects for customers such as Deere & Company, Isle of Capri, Target Corporation, Dominick’s, C.H. Robinson, Froedtert Health, Cisco Systems, Hitachi, Iron Mountain and Kraft/Cadbury. Ryan serves customers throughout the United States with offices in the Midwest, Southwest, Great Lakes and Southeast regions.