Grancare Gardens in Green Bay, Wis., had been looking for a green space to build a new facility, but Community Living Solutions encouraged leaders to consider buying the next-door abandoned medical clinic. Grancare was able to purchase the clinic property for a reasonable price to complete a continuum of care on one campus.

The challenges:

  • Transform a former medical clinic into an assisted living home that would appeal to the local market
  • Create useable outdoor garden spaces around the building that was surrounded by asphalt pavement

This adaptive reuse project was a success! A former institutional building was transformed into a home filled with amenities at a fraction of the cost of building new. Grancare also is able to provide a continuum of care with other facilities located on the same campus.

What we did:

  • Made windows larger to draw in more natural light
  • Brought beautiful new life into interior spaces
  • Created an open-concept floor plan to create a spacious common area

“We found CLS to be knowledgeable about the specific needs of the elderly and having the ability to transform this knowledge into the design and construction.” 

– Donna Zunker, Administrator/Owner