Construction on the Morning Pointe of East Hamilton campus has begun. Crews have started to clear the land around the future site of senior living community in preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 13. Officials said, "This is a truly momentous occasion, as Morning Pointe of East Hamilton promises to follow Morning Pointe Senior Living's longstanding tradition of excellence in senior care."
The $35 million, 24-acre campus will consist of three phases, beginning with a 73-unit craftsman-styled assisted living community. Phase II will be a 60-unit, freestanding The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence—a secured environment dedicated to the care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory care needs. Phase III will feature a 120-unit independent living center on 11 acres to compliment the full range of services designed to meet the needs of the 55+ population.
Morning Pointe expects completion of the first phase by fall of 2019. The development team for the project includes Nashville architect HFR Design, Harrison-based East Tennessee Specialty Builders and Alzheimer’s memory care architect Neuhoff Taylor Architects. Chattanooga-based MAP Engineers will be providing civil engineering.
The senior campus will offer high-quality amenities including walking trails, exercise paths and beautifully landscaped grounds. The communities will also feature fine dining with local, farm-fresh foods through Morning Pointe’s “Farm to Table” program, life enrichment, and professional health and wellness services. Daily activities will feature innovative therapeutic programs, including the Meaningful Day™ program and physical and occupational therapies, to ensure the highest quality of care for residents.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Morning Pointe of East Hamilton. Morning Pointe of East Hamilton is located at the 9700 block of East Brainerd Road, just past the intersection of Ooltewah-Ringgold and East Brainerd roads.
In addition to its East Hamilton location, Morning Pointe Senior Living operates six other assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities locally in Athens, Chattanooga, Collegedale, and Hixson. Morning Pointe of East Hamilton will be the company’s 17th campus in Tennessee.
The new senior living community will create 250 construction jobs and another 150 permanent healthcare positions with a positive economic impact of more than $20 million annually considering payroll, property taxes and local purchase of goods and services.
“With the growing number of people living longer and searching for more retirement options and relocating to Chattanooga, we believe Morning Pointe is the perfect place for families in the Tennessee Valley who are looking for quality health care services to call home,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe Senior Living. “Our understanding of the region’s culture and heritage has allowed us to successfully provide senior healthcare services and life enrichment programs to seniors for more than 20 years.”