Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cedar Hill Breaks Ground On $10.6 Million Expansion in Windsor VT

Windsor Vermont
February 18, 2014

Mother and Daughter co-owners, Mary Louise Sayles (l) and Patricia Horn (r) toss the ceremonial golden shovel of dirt symbolizing the beginning of the $10.6 million expansion project at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor Vermont.

The existing Village at Cedar Hill houses 21 one- and two-bedroom apartments and common areas in 17,854 square feet. The expansion will add two levels and increase the square footage to 59,720.

One floor will feature 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments and studio apartments for independent and assisted living. Common living spaces will include a living room and dining room, pub, multipurpose activity room, fitness center, salon, library and computer center. 

Mary Louise Sayles (blue fleece) with Bill Nicholson, the President of The Congress Companies (the project construction company) and the architect Steve MacKenzie
The lower level will feature a comfortable, secure living area dedicated to care for individuals with memory loss and staffed around the clock by professionals specially trained in memory loss care. Twelve private apartments and eight semi-private apartments will surround a large common area with country kitchen, dining room, living room, activity room, salon, greenhouse and art center, and a secure outdoor garden area. Throughout the facility, there will be plenty of room for residents to take walks.


Designed by Mackenzie Architects of Burlington, the expansion will add 41,866 square feet to the existing Village, tripling the size of the assisted- living facility in terms of both physical space and resident capacity. The project has been in the planning phases for four years, and the completed facility is expected to open in January 2015. Construction managers anticipate the expansion will bring about 40 construction jobs to Windsor. “We’re hiring mostly local subcontractors,” said Senior Project Manager Mark Joudrey of Congress Construction, based in Peabody, Mass. “We’re anticipating a project duration of 11 months.”

Patricia Horn (purple jacket) co-Owner of Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community 
and Bill Nicholson, the President of The Congress Companies (the project construction company.)

Photos by Nanci covered the event for The Vermont Standard. More images may be viewed at: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/February-2014/Cedar-Hill-Groundbreaking/.