Providence Point, Pittsburgh’s vibrant 62+ Life Plan community, broke ground to begin construction on Hamilton Tower, one of three residential apartment buildings on the 33-acre campus that sits atop the Scott Conservancy in Scott Township. Hamilton Tower, a 70-unit structure, will join Madison and Adams Towers (each with 111 apartments) on this lush campus on land that featured prominently during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.
The building was designed by rlps Architects, the same group that originally designed Providence Point and its two existing towers, 35 residential patio homes, and 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor common space. The design team included Engineer, Michael J. Sanzotti, RCDD, whose design experience includes the integration of low voltage and telecommunications systems for senior living, architect Craig P. Kimmel, AIA, LEED AP, with 28 years of experience as a project manager with a particular focus on large-scale senior living projects and Interior Designer, Jessie Santini, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C who worked to ensure that design features were optimally suited for seniors. Up and down lighting in the kitchen, walk-in showers, cabinetry with pull-out drawers and easy door pulls, lower accessible shelving and seating, even the height of the wall plugs (22” from the floor), is designed to help people stay in their homes as they age.
Tedco is the construction manager and PJ Dick is the contractor, with Reese Engineering as Mechanical and electrical engineer. Financing for the project is through First National Bank, WesBanco and Dollar Bank with consulting through Laurel Capital. Spectrum Consultants serves as research and development partner on the project. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Baptist Homes President and CEO, Al Allison, Jr. said, “God has richly blessed us in the past 108 years, and for that we are truly grateful. But our future starts today. Today, as we celebrate the breaking of ground for the construction of the Hamilton Tower, I challenge each of us to commit ourselves and to rededicate ourselves to our Mission, Vision, and Values.”
Already, two-thirds of the 70 units are reserved. The Charter Members, those who made their apartment selection and placed their 10 percent deposit, are already beginning to plan their move. More importantly, they are getting involved in the community and becoming acquainted with Providence Point’s long list of amenities that include a Wellness Center with full-time wellness director, a spa and salon, bank, surround-sound theater, library, indoor parking, and much more. Completion of the project is expected in late summer 2019.