Assisted-living facility upgrades on tap


Representatives from Orion Construction, Vista Springs and the city of Wyoming helped break ground on the new facility at the end of August. Courtesy Vista Springs

A facility specializing in assisted living and memory care is expanding in Wyoming.

Grand Rapids-based contractor Orion Construction broke ground at the end of last month on an addition to the Vista Springs Assisted Living/Memory Care site at 2708 Meyer Ave. SW, Wyoming.

When completed, the upgrade will allow 40 additional residents to move in and receive memory care services. The $4.5 million project will include 30,000 square feet of new construction and also minor renovations to the existing single-story building.

The project will be finished in either late spring or early summer of 2016, said Jason Wheeler, public relations coordinator for Orion Construction. The work should cause no interruption to the current services of Vista Springs or to the lives of the residents, he said.

Richard Postema Architects is serving as the architect on the project, and The Bank of Holland is providing financing.

“The city of Wyoming currently does not have memory care services, and Vista Springs is an expert in providing this service to the aging community. Our current facility is at capacity and we are well-suited for this expansion in Wyoming,” said Lou Andriotti, Vista Springs CEO.

“Our entire organization continues to grow steadily and we are responding by expanding on our current sites and building new in communities where elderly and memory care are missing,” said Andriotti.

Orion has worked on a number of projects with Vista Springs, which has locations throughout the state, and recently signed a letter of intent to add more Vista Springs locations to Michigan sometime in the near future, Wheeler said.

“Our services are fundamental to any community because we’re maintaining the health and well-being of the aging population, and we acknowledge the importance of providing an enjoyable experience for our elders so they can maintain their dignity and be shown the respect they deserve as they age,” Andriotti said.

“We are excited for our growth in 2015 and 2016 and look forward to working with Orion Construction on this project and others in the near future.”

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