ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Construction is expected to get underway in mid-2014 on Elan – Santa Monica, an upscale 110-unit senior living community on the same 60-acre tract as the 280-unit Broadstone Santa Monica apartments at 6401 Santa Monica NE, east across Interstate 25 from the Journal Center.
The more than $10 million project, which will create an estimated 200 construction jobs, was announced Thursday by Titan Senior Living, a joint venture of Albuquerque’s Titan Development and Des Moines, Iowa-based LCS, short for Life Care Services.
Elan – Santa Monica is planned as an assisted-living facility, with a “memory care” component, that will have the kind of amenities typically found in a high-end, independent-living facility, said Titan Development’s Drew Dolan, who is on the board of Titan Senior Living.
“The objective with the facility is for residents to come in and say, ‘This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived. There’s more activities here than anyplace I’ve ever lived.’ It’s about maximizing resident choice,” Dolan said.
Elan is a brand name for an assisted-living model that will debut with the 113-unit Élan Westpointe community that Titan and LCS are collaborating on in New Braunfels, a community outside San Antonio, Texas. The Westpointe project is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2014.