All phases of construction, from foundation work to drywall, are evident right now at the retirement community taking shape in the Harris Ranch area.
Some buildings are far enough along that it looks like you could move in within a couple of weeks. Others just had the foundation poured. You can see skeletal framing, turn the other way and see other sections with wood sheeting. Others yet are covered with weather barrier sheeting.
“We’re in the framing stages, finishing in the next several weeks,” said Brett Myron, project manager at PETRA Inc., the Meridian general contractor building the Terraces of Boise complex at Warm Springs Avenue and Council Springs Road.
The framing stage includes the frame, sheeting and weather wrap.
Terraces will offer about 270 residential units in a variety of configurations, including a four-story main building and a half dozen duplexes.
PETRA broke ground in November 2013. The construction underway now gives a solid sense of what Terraces will look like when the first residents arrive in June 2015.
“Activity is going on in every aspect of the community,” said Paul Fredericks, marketing director of the Terraces of Boise.
The Terraces will include a four-story main building with 149 residential units for independent living residents. One set of wings is roofed in with framing, siding and HandieWrap weather barrier in place. Other wings don’t even have roof trusses and still await the HandieWrap. The main building staggers up from two to three to four stories.
The main building is in various stages of “rough-in” work with the installation of plumbing and utility lines, Myron said.
A second, three-story building has 40 rooms on the second and third floors dedicated to assisted living residents and 24 rooms on the ground floor for memory care support residents. Concrete walls and ceilings for the first floor and concrete elevator towers are done. Metal stud framing for the second floor is in place, Myron said.
Terraces of Boise will also offer 12 cottages for independent living as part of six duplexes. Each has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,456 square feet. Cottages are fully framed, with HardieWrap weather barrier lining the walls and roofs are in place.
“The cottages are the farthest along,” Fredericks said.
The cottages are all “dried in” with asphalt shingles on the gabled roofs and weather barrier lining the walls. They are in various states of sheet rock installation.
Three other cottages each have 16 rooms for residents who need skilled nursing. One cottage is framed and foundation work just completed on the other two cottages.
The Terraces has 15 floor plans ranging from one bedroom, one bath and 700 square feet to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den and about 1,600 square feet.
Greystone Communities is the developer. The Terraces is sponsored by Cornerstone Affiliates, an affiliate of American Baptist Homes of the West.