Blessed and Ready to Renovate!
Now that Phase 1 of the St. Francis Kupuna Village in Liliha has successfully been completed, St. Francis Healthcare System is moving forward with Phase 2, which includes a new courtyard, senior community center, bistro and adult day center. All of these are targeted for completion by December 2016, pending approval of necessary permits.
Lauri Rasmussen, St. Francis Healthcare System’s Vice President – Operations, who is spearheading the construction, said the first stage of Phase 2 involves demolition of the Sullivan Building basement, which should be completed by the end of February, and the demolition of the interior of the Mother Marianne Building, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.
“There will be major work undertaken in the beginning stages of this phase. There will be some loud noise from construction vehicles and from trash going into bins, but most of this work may go unnoticed because it will not be visible from outside of the buildings,” Lauri said.
In the next stage of Phase 2, tentatively scheduled to begin in March, construction crews will work on the kitchen and laundry that will support all of the different services on the campus, including The Villas, the skilled nursing facility operated by Ohana Pacific Management, which was completed in Phase 1; the senior center; and adult day care. Work will also begin on an outpatient rehabilitation center, located on the second floor of the Sullivan Building that will also be operated by Ohana Pacific Management.
While Phase 2 is still underway, Phase 3 will begin in September 2016. This will include more the transformation of the Mother Marianne Building. Our vision is to create an assisted living facility, from the basement to the fourth floor.
In the third stage, there will also be more infrastructure work, including the demolition of a portion of the warehouse and site work, but there will also be exterior work on the façade and porte cochere of the Sullivan Building, the façade and lobby of the Mother Marianne Building, the courtyard, senior center, bistro, dining area, adult day care. These will begin in May and are targeted for completion in December.
“This stage will be a very exciting time because this is when all of the work comes together and we’ll start to see more of the vision for the St. Francis Kupuna Village unfold,” Lauri said.
Our Construction Partners
Those involved with the renovation were also blessed during the ceremony. Companies involved with the renovation include:
- Air Central
- Godfrey Construction Management
- KH Electric
- Koa Environmental
- Mana’o Construction
- Simplex Grinell
- Waialua Plumbing