Impetus completes construction on high-end senior living complex, The Carrrollton
Published on Nola.com – One of the most iconic structures in the Carrollton section of Uptown — the 168-year-old Carrollton Courthouse — is now open for business as an upscale elderly care facility that will be known as The Carrollton.
On Wednesday, dozens of stakeholders celebrated the official opening of the 93-unit facility after a three-year renovation that cost more than $30 million and has at once restored the Greek Revival building to its former glory and also reimagined it as the centerpiece of a three-building complex of more than 100,000 square feet.
The facility will have 73 assisted living units and 20 memory care units, with common areas, luxury amenities and parking.
The project is the brainchild of two companies: Felicity Property Company, a local real estate development and brokerage firm owned by Thomas Winingder and Patrick Schindler; and North Carolina-based Liberty Healthcare Management, which owns and operates some two dozen elderly living facilities across the southeast.
The team acquired the building for $4.7 million in 2018, after the Orleans Parish School Board sold it at auction. At the time, it had been vacant for five years, deteriorating, and was a growing source of concern in the neighborhood.
Schindler, whose firm has done other historic renovations, said the building was desirable because of its location and historic architecture. Developing an elderly care facility on the site made sense because of the growing demand for senior housing and the limitations with what could be done in a historic building, he said.