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Residential | MAPLEWOOD SENIOR LIVING/T.G. NICKEL & ASSOCIATES - INSPĪR | MANHATTAN
MAPLEWOOD'S INSPĪR PROJECT WILL PROVIDE SENIORS WITH UNIQUE SPACES. BY ALAN DORICH
Maplewood Senior Living/
T.G. Nickel & Associates -
Inspir | Manha an
* Project budget: $120 million
* Location: New York City
* Employees: 250 (peak)
"Socialization is e backbone
of well-being and hea h."
- Gregory D. Smi , president and CEO
put the resident
experience at the forefront
when designing Inspīr.
fter more than a decade, Maplewood Senior Living has built
a team of associates who are
passionate about giving senior
citizens a unique, comfortable lifestyle.
"Having those people around is really the
main key to our success," President and CEO
Gregory D. Smith declares.
The Westport, Conn.-based company is
bringing that passion to Inspīr | Manhattan, a project it is developing in New York
City with Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
Located in the city's Upper East Side, the
212,000-square-foot, mid-rise building
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will stand 23 stories and feature 215 units
for assisted living, enhanced care and
Inspīr will be one of the first groundup projects of its scale in the city in more
than 20 years. "We really said, 'Let's put the
experience of the resident at the front line of
how we develop and design this particular
brand,'" Smith recalls. "Putting their needs
and wants first are what we should be doing."
A Unique Residence
General contractor T.G. Nickel & Associates
started work on Inspīr this past June and
will complete it in the third quarter of 2019.
"Most of the residents will spend a substantial amount of time in the building," Nickel
Project Manager Matt Burger says.
With that in mind, Inspīr is designed to
create an environment that is conducive to
social activity. "Socialization is the backbone of well-being and health," Smith says,
noting that its amenities will include multiple dining venues on its ground floor. "We
also have a wellness center with an indoor
swimming pool that feels like a Roman bath
from back in the day."
Its second floor will feature natural light
and air, green spaces and an art center.
"When our residents are engaged in some
sort of art, there's natural air and light that
are filtered through that outdoor space,"
Smith says, noting that it also has a library
with lounge seating.
Inspīr's 16th floor also will have a
3,500-square-foot outdoor terrace along the
building's west and southeast sides. This
will offer tenants views of Second Avenue
and the East River, Smith says.
"We created these really luxurious,
landscaped outdoor terraces that create this
sense of not only being in the city but being
someplace else," he describes, adding that
the floor also will have a bistro and bar area,
a library, and multiple lounge and living
room areas flanked by landscaping and