Cedarburg senior living campus moves forward
Developer: architecture inspired by city’s heritage

By Laurie Arendt - News Graphic Staff

Jan. 9, 2018

A pond would be situated just beyond the parking lot of the planned Hamilton House on Wauwatosa Road.
Submitted rendering

CEDARBURG – Though the project first surfaced three years ago, plans for an approved senior living center on Wauwatosa Road moved forward last week with a new slate of developers.

“The last time we heard about this project was in June 2016 when the city held public hearings,” said Cedarburg City Planner Jon Censky, who noted that it had completed the approval process.

Last week, LTC Properties entered into a joint venture with affiliates of Tealwood Senior Living and Tukka Properties to develop Hamilton House on a 6-acre parcel at W76 N627 Wauwatosa Road, behind Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church adjacent to the county-owned Lasata Senior Living Campus.

“Embracing Cedarburg’s beautiful downtown architecture and heritage is important to us,” said Rachel Pientka, vice president of operations for Tukka Properties. “The building will have a warm and modern farmhouse feel with rustic wood beams and garden-inspired patterns and colors.”

 The outside of what will be the dining room.
Submitted rendering

“The developer secured a building permit in December with the intent to try and get started before colder weather set in,” said Censky, though the recent cold streak hampered that plan.

As proposed, the $23-million Hamilton House project will still include 110 units that combine independent living, assisted living and memory care on a single campus. Construction is expected in 2018, with a planned opening date of spring 2019, according to a news release.

“Breaking ground on Hamilton House brings us one step closer to fulfilling our passion of caring for seniors in underserved markets,” said Howi Groff, Tealwood president and principal.