While there has been progress on the project, it must be stated that full permission to move forward has yet to be granted by our major source of funding. That process is an ongoing one, and we do want to share the progress that has been made in the past month…
Seven Independent Living cottages on the north side of campus, as well as the maintenance facility, must be removed in order to extend the building and driveway. All of the cottages being removed are the older wooden ones. Goodwin House Moving has been on campus over the past several weeks, and to date has removed three from their foundations, two of which have been relocated from the Pleasantview premises to their Washington location. More are scheduled to moved in the next couple of weeks.
The delay in the construction and renovation process of course affects the overall timetable, and we will continue to provide updates on this website. In the meantime, please continue to consider a gift or commitment to the project; our residents will benefit from your generosity, as they continue to “live in community!”
Tuesday, November 2 was a pivotal day at Pleasantview, as the first “shovel” of dirt flew for the construction and renovation project! Initial work is being done on the north (removal of trees and wooden cottages) and west (extended parking lot) sides of campus. The first week of visible progress also included grading the landscape in preparation for the new Friendship/Community Center.
Upon receipt of “permission to proceed,” work on the inside – and outside as weather permits – will begin in earnest: the renovation of the original building into 28 Assisted Living apartments. The plan is to complete that portion of the project in late ’22 or early ’23. Fund-raising continues in support of the financing received; we continue to ask the community to support with gifts and commitments. We also continue to explore grant opportunities. The entire project, to include a Memory Care facility and various other renovations, is being done to help our residents as they continue “living in community.”