Board discusses assisted-living facility

By on May 4, 2012

by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday discussed the annexation agreement amendment, preliminary and final plat, and final PUD for unit No. 1 regarding the Hampstead Court assisted-living facility, slated to be built on the corner of Wheeler Road and Route 47 in Sugar Grove.

Developers Pat Molloy and Bob Bolz, and Revere Healthcare’s Christopher Dials—consultant and managing partner for the 150-bed assisted-living facility—were on hand during the meeting to answer questions from board members and staff.

The Hampstead Court facility will be a three-story, 104,000-square-foot building featuring a commercial kitchen, dining facilities and therapy rooms. Dials said the facility will be much like a hotel—a congregate living setting that will also feature common areas “to be enjoyed by all that live there.”

Dials also clarified that Hampstead Court will not be a medical facility.

“We applied (for supportive living) and were not awarded a license in the last go-around. (We) don’t anticipate opening another application window for years, so it’s safe to say that this facility will not be a supportive-living facility … We won’t receive any government-supported funds of any type. It’s all private pay,” he said.

According to Dials, residents will typically be over the age of 80, and will most likely live at the facility for “about 18 months.”

Community Development Director Richard Young said the Hampstead Court item will be brought back to the board in two weeks for a final vote.