March 2013 Construction Update

On February 22, 2013, Asbury Park closed on the financing needed to replace our current Assisted Living building and construct two more Green House homes. We also refinanced our existing debt that was used to build the four Green House Homes currently on our campus.  Hutton Construction, Law/Kingdon Architecture, Emprise Bank, and the United State Department of Agriculture Rural Development Division have been working diligently with us for more than a year to make this a reality.  All of this could not have happened without the presence of God in our midst throughout the process. We continue to give glory to God in all that we do in providing good care and housing that is safe, comfortable, and welcoming to our elders and their guests.

March 1, the construction trailer arrived on site with prep work beginning.  Asbury Park did not want anything to go to waste.  We have allowed a group of volunteers from the ReUse It Center in McPherson to salvage a large portion of the windows.  In addition, the Harvey County Habitat for Humanity volunteers were able to come in and take any remaining fixtures.

The week of March 11 the front parking lot was completely removed and a temporary parking lot was installed near the Health Care Entrance on 12th St.  Attached please find a site plan showing the portion of campus that will be “closed” and where we will have additional temporary parking during the construction process.  Beginning the week of March 18 the actual building is being razed.

During demolition and construction, Asbury Park will continue to provide care for more than 200 individuals on its campus, including 24-hour skilled nursing care, assisted living services, rental cottages and patio homes for independent living, home health care and community child care center.

Let the excitement begin!

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Here is a video of the last separation of phase 1 and phase 2 demolition.  It is the last part of the old main lobby being separated from the old Aspen dining room. Watch demolition video