Grand Court of Kansas City

3 years ago


The project included converting 2 floors of an existing independent living facility into a State licensed Assisted Living facility.  The scope of work involved increasing the fire rating of the existing construction between the existing independent living spaces and new assisted living area and modifying the existing NFPA 13R fire sprinkler system to meet more stringent NFPA 13 requirements, including adding a new sprinkler system in the attic space.

The new assisted living area included renovations to create 43 apartments including a mix of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units.  ADA upgrades were included in many of the newly renovated apartments.  New finishes were provided in each apartment, including paint, counter tops, carpet, hard surface flooring, light fixtures and plumbing fixtures.  New common spaces were created with a more “open” feel by removing many existing walls.  New structural columns and beams were added to replace the support previously provided by the walls.  These columns were required to rest on the foundation 2 floors below the renovated space.

The newly created common areas included a serving kitchen, dining space, activities room, salon, living / sun room, library, laundry, therapy space and offices.  All of these spaces received new trims, casework, millwork, paint flooring, and electrical and plumbing fixtures.  HVAC units were added or re-configured in many of the apartments and common areas as required.