Trail Ridge Breaks Ground on $11M Expansion

Posted on: November 4, 2013  | Filed Under: Press Release, Trail Ridge News

Thursday, October 24, 2013 was an historic day for Trail Ridge Retirement Community. Originally built in 1995, Trail Ridge currently offers the seniors of Sioux Falls 112 spacious residential apartment homes and 20 Assisted Living apartments. The Community hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony that launches an $11 million redevelopment project.  The project will transform the campus and includes building a 40 unit, one-story, Assisted Living wing, major renovations to the community common areas, a new Wellness Center with a lap pool and therapy pool, locker rooms, cardio room, a multipurpose room, and a new dining services kitchen.

The ceremony, attended by nearly 250 people, was held in the Trail Ridge Great Hall and hosted by members of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether took the stage and offered his support of the project and was very encouraged by the new amenities, services and levels of care planned for the community. Those in attendance also heard from Mr. Dave Zwickey, CEO  & President of American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM), parent company to Trail Ridge. During the presentation everyone enjoyed an impressive buffet prepared by Trail Ridge’s Certified Executive Chef, Ryan Hembree.

Also included in the redevelopment project is the conversion of the current assisted living area to 22 memory care assisted living apartments. A portion of the existing common areas will be refurbished to include a new bistro, a larger Great Hall, reflection room, additional walking trails and enlarged parking area.

The architect for the project is Renner Architects, LLC, from Milwaukee, WI, who has partnered with ABHM on several other redevelopment projects. Serving as the general contractor is CD Smith Construction, Milwaukee, also from WI.

Trail Ridge currently employs approximately 80 people. When complete, the community will employ an additional 35 staff members to manage the newly expanded campus.

Trail Ridge Retirement Community is one of eight communities owned and operated by American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM) in Eden Prairie, MN. The community offers both residential and assisted living on an 18-acres campus located in the southwest area of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.