Greenwood Village, Colorado — May 23, 2017 — A few weeks after residents began moving in, Ascent Living Communities threw a party – a big party – in mid-May to mark the completion of Village at Belmar. There were politicians. There were West Chamber of Commerce members. There was a special drink named after the primary investment partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners, LLC. There were residents, and visitors. And there was a contest that required guests to visit specific areas of the complex to win a prize.
The real prize was seeing the $37.2 million senior living complex completed and home to so many people living in a project that broke ground in September 2015. The 9-acre walkable campus, near the Belmar mixed use development, includes 60 active adult/independent living residences in a quad-plex design with a private elevator to the second floor units; 72 assisted living suites, and 24 memory care suites. The project was designed by Rosemann & Associates, P.C.
In addition to the senior living offerings, a 1.3-acre pad site along the West Alameda Avenue frontage road is planned as the future home of a medical office building.
“It takes a unique group of folks to come together to build something this beautiful,” Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul said of the Ascent leadership and its partners. “You wanted to become good neighbors, and you’ve integrated yourself into the community.”
One of Ascent’s three founders, Phil Shapiro, talked about a “beautiful campus, a beautiful set of buildings – but it’s all about people. So many people were involved in this project. It’s been a team effort.” He thanked Blue Moon Capital, and GH Phipps, whose “employees invested so much of their lives in this project.”
Images courtesy of GH Phipps.
Ribbon cutting caption: Ascent Living Communities founders, from left, Tom Finley, Phil Shapiro, and Susie Reimer, cutting the ribbon for Village at Belmar.
About GH Phipps Construction Companies
GH Phipps is an employee-owned full-service Construction Manager/General Contractor. Revenues of over $262.6 million make GH Phipps one of Colorado's largest contractors and one of the nation's top 400 contractors. Corporate headquarters are located in Greenwood Village, Colorado, with branch offices in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colorado. GH Phipps Construction of Wyoming is based in Laramie, Wyoming, with a branch office in Sheridan.