Mill Pond Ankeny, Iowa Presbyterian Homes & Services
Marking 20 years after initial construction, Mill Pond broke ground in 2015 to incorporate a new addition and remodel to their current campus. This addition includes 64 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living apartments, 18 memory care apartments, and 30 care center units. This large expansion meets the growing demand of Ankeny and is close to doubling the number of older adults that will be served.
The new additions complement the existing architecture while updating the image of the campus. The new wings of independent and assisted living buildings span nearly symmetrically from the existing town center to create an expansive entry drive contained between the two buildings. The existing town center will be renovated as well with a theater, chapel, library, and club room among other amenities.
The biggest challenge at Mill Pond was working around residents in a fully functional facility. Phasing construction, shuffling residents, and creative planning kept the project moving while residents kept up their routines.
Dated residential units were upgraded, and three entirely new wings were added. In addition, the main building was completely gutted and transformed into a common space.