By Christine Graf
The Glen at Hiland Meadow has received approval for a $11.9 million expansion of its Queensbury senior living facility.
The project also includes the construction of a 4,700 square-foot wellness center with a pool and a $8.8 million 30-unit memory care facility. It is a joint venture between The Conkling Center and The Eddy.
There are approximately 110 residents living in The Glen, which has 74 independent living apartments and 18 independent living two-bedroom cottages. It is full-service retirement community with a dining room, grill room, lounge, library, and multi-purpose room. Transportation, maintenance, and housekeeping are provided to residents and an on-site social worker is available to connect them with outside services.
“We typically do have a waiting list to get in, and we’ve been planning this expansion for some time. This was part of the original plan of development to bring us to 120 apartments and cottages,” said Andrea Hebert, executive director at the Glen and vice president of Eddy Senior Living. “We will be adding 28 apartments on the north side of the building with a view of West Mountain. We are also adding 30 units of memory care which will be a separate building.”
Construction of the independent living apartments is expected to begin in the coming weeks. The building permit for the memory care facility will most likely be issued within the next several weeks. Sano-Rubin Construction Services of Albany is the developer for the project. Richard E. Jones Associates of Queensbury is the architect for the independent living and wellness center expansions, and Architecture+ of Troy is the architect for the new memory care building.
“I expect see construction equipment on site any time now,” said Hebert. “The independent living and wellness center have about a 12-month construction time. The memory care is about 14 months construction time. In and around next spring/summer we will start opening.”