Ecumenical Enterprises, Inc. Meadows Nursing Home

Dallas, PA

Ecumenical Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) has been providing low to moderate income communities personal care, skilled nursing care and child day care since its founding in the late 1960s.  After out-growing its Dallas, PA campus, EEI acquired approximately 76 acres along PA Routes 415 and 118 to develop a new campus. Borton-Lawson assisted EEI in assessing multiple sites, providing due diligence investigation and ultimately developing a masterplan for the near- and long-term development of the site. The first phase of work planned is a new, 130-bed skilled nursing facility to replace the Meadows nursing home on the Dallas campus.

Challenges V. Solutions

ChallengeInvestigate multiple parcels in a 1-2 mile radius of the existing site and analyze the potential for development.

SolutionIn close collaboration with the Owner’s Realtor and Solicitor, Borton-Lawson reviewed 6 separate parcels using objective criteria such as access/traffic, utility availability, regulatory and municipal pros/cons, potential for immediate development, and potential for long-term future expansion. The team visited multiple peer institutions to enhance the objectivity of the evaluation criteria.

ChallengeDevelop a masterplan that expedites development of a new 130-bed nursing home while planning for future, undesignated facilities.

SolutionReviewed the properties acquired by EEI and identified key locations for the skilled nursing facility based on visibility, utility availability, access and optimal grading. Remaining areas of the site were planned based on grading and views to locate potential future facilities in multiple conceptual “types”: one-story commercial, multi-story residential, one-story residential. These “types” could include a medical clinic, personal care facility and duplex townhouses respectively, or allow for other, customized future developments as market forces dictate.