C.W. Driver Companies, a leading builder serving California since 1919, today announced the groundbreaking of its second and final phase of construction at Episcopal Communities & Services’ MonteCedro senior living community in Altadena. Totaling approximately 101,862 square feet, the additional construction to MonteCedro Senior Living will consist of four new, separate senior living residential buildings, adding 40 independent living apartments and a new terrace restaurant to the existing community in order to complete the campus master plan.

“We are excited to help Episcopal Communities & Services answer their rising resident demand with the addition of four new residential buildings,” said John Kately, Project Executive at C.W. Driver. “This project will improve the property for current and future residents alike.”

The new $56M villa-style buildings will be two- and three-stories in height, with two of the structures positioned over a below-grade parking garage podium level. That area will also include a gathering space for casual events, BBQs, and a putting green for full-campus use on the plaza between the two villa buildings. Positioned at the center of the four villas will be an event lawn for programs and entertainment, with a new pet park and resident gardens at the south end of the property. All four buildings will be designated as California licensed Retirement Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) by the Department of Social Services. The apartments are designed to allow residents to age in place, with the access to services they can bring into their home when they need it, through MonteCedro’s Choice Custom Care options for personal health and wellness.

“ECS continues to reinvest in each of our communities to better the lives of all who call them home,” said James Rothrock, President and CEO of Episcopal Communities & Services. “Completing Phase II will allow us to deliver the enriching lifestyle MonteCedro has to offer to more seniors across the San Gabriel Valley.”

In addition to the Phase II work, the project also includes approximately 10,000 square feet of interior construction in the existing Phase I main campus that opened in 2015. The renovations will be made to optimize the primary public and amenity spaces on the ground level. Work on the existing Phase I building has already begun and will be staggered with the Phase II construction to retain critical amenities and minimize operational disruption for residents. Construction is expected to be completed in 2025.

MonteCedro senior living is located at 2212 El Molino Ave. in Altadena. C.W. Driver is working with the architectural firm Perkins Eastman on the project. Other notable senior living projects for C.W. Driver include Jewish Home for the Aging – Fountainview at Gonda Westside, Belmont Senior Living, Town & Country – Grace Gardens Memory Care in Santa Ana, Westliving – Estancia Del Sol Senior Living, Vivante on the Coast Assisted Living in Costa Mesa, and the Welbrook Senior Living – South Bay Assisted Living & Memory Care.


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