Highrise Building Boom Continues with Milwaukee CCRC Project – AGC-GM

Highrise Building Boom Continues with Milwaukee CCRC Project

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Less than a decade ago, Saint John’s on the Lake constructed a new 21-story tower on its urban campus just north of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, the nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is about ready to start construction on another tower, this one to be even taller at 22 stories.

The project is part of a trend of high-rise senior living buildings going up in large and mid-size cities around the country. New York City; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Tempe, Arizona are among the metro areas where senior living buildings will be altering the skylines.

Demand for urban senior living is on the upswing, and Saint John’s on the Lake has experienced this firsthand. Its 21-story South Tower opened in 2011 and was full by 2012; the CCRC’s waitlist has grown consistently since then, President and CEO Renee Anderson told Senior Housing News.

Saint John’s on the Lake decided to… Read More