Weitz Renovating McKeen Towers 21 Years After Constructing It
Over 20 years after completing construction on McKeen Towers at the Lourdes Noreen-McKeen Retirement Community, we have returned to renovate the 15-story waterfront tower in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.
At the time of initial construction in 1998, McKeen Towers made Lourdes Noreen-McKeen a first-of-its-kind senior living community in the area. With 69 independent living units, 34 assisted living units and 132 skilled nursing beds, it offered the best of both long-term care and housing.
The current renovation project at McKeen Towers, which started in April and is expected to be complete in November, will ensure it remains an upscale community with the appropriate services and amenities to support the needs of residents living at the resort-style community.
Construction work is concentrated between the fifth and 12th floors of the building. New flooring, trim and wallcoverings will be added in the corridors on the fifth, sixth and eighth floors. The community dining areas on the fifth and sixth floors will be modernized with new LED lighting, chandeliers, architectural ceiling panels, trim and wood flooring. All residences on the eighth floor will be fully remodeled with new flooring, paint and upgraded kitchens. Renovations across floors 9-12 are consistent with two of the existing 14 residences on each floor being combined to create four penthouse units (one per floor) that will overlook downtown West Palm Beach.
McKeen Towers will be occupied during the renovations. Communication with management and staff to minimize disruption for residents will be critical to the success of this project.
Existing on-site services and amenities such as the chapel, fitness center, recreation areas, convent facility, pool/spa deck, beauty salon and underground parking will remain fully functional during construction.
Serving as construction manager, we are partnered with architect THW Design on the project.