Each week I have written a weekly update for the Covid-19, so I thought I would use the Nichols’ Notes section this month to discuss where we stand with some of the projects that Bay Village was working on prior to the virus crisis.
The masterplan and memory care projects underwent value engineering which took several months to complete. Having finished this, SFCS, the architecture firm, is now working on the construction documents which include the blueprints for building and renovation. The hope is to have these documents completed sometime in August which can then be submitted to the county for permit. I am told the permitting process will take months, so my best guess is we will not begin renovations or memory care until early 2021.
We have 10 apartments that have people eagerly waiting to move into. Once Bay Village allows visitors on campus, the contractors who will workin these apartments, will be allowed on campus to complete them. There will be stringent procedures for the contractors to follow. When residents are ready to move in, there will be procedures for them to follow also as they integrate into our community.
Lastly, the apartment hallway/core renovations will pick up where ME&S left off later this summer. This work is being completed out in the hallways where residents pass the workers frequently and we want to ensure that everyone remains safe so this will be the last project to get up and running again.
Summer starts in a few weeks. I hope we get back to a new normal during these coming months.