CCRC in Alabama Plans $42.4M Expansion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida has released plans for a $42.4 million expansion of Fair Haven, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Birmingham.

Part of the expansion will include conversion to the “household model” of seniors housing, with smaller groups of residents sharing a kitchen and living room. When complete, Fair Haven will be able to house nearly 400 residents.

The expansions include the demolition of multiple existing buildings to make way for construction of new assisted living residences, additional independent living apartments and two new skilled nursing buildings, including a dedicated short-term rehabilitation center. Existing areas of the campus will be redesigned to include medical and dental offices, a fitness center, bistro, ice cream parlor and other amenities.

Golden Construction, a builder based in Birmingham, plans to complete construction in August 2017.