Hines Constructing MorningStar Senior Living Project Near Kirby Drive

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Hines and the Morning Star Senior Living organization are nearing completion on a six-story residential building in the Upper Kirby area of Houston.

The seniors community is being constructed one block from the Southwest Freeway near the corner of Richmond Avenue and Kirby Drive.

Located at 2315 Richmond Avenue, MorningStar’s senior community will offer 85 suites for assisted living. It will also offer 27 secure suites devoted to residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. MorningStar’s continuum of service allows residents to extend their stay until a condition calls for 24-hour nursing.

“We are proud to partner with MorningStar, a best-in-class senior living operator,” said John Mooz, Hines’ senior managing director. “This project will combine the highest quality of care with beautiful and functional design focused on dignity, wellness and community.”

The seniors living sector experienced  rising vacancy  last year due to the pandemic.

Complementing its social and vocational wellness programming, and in defense against disease, MorningStar brings to bear infection control and proactive, precautionary standards that are best-in-class. Solutions MorningStar has integrated into the  community include:

  • Kiosk system for sign-in and health screening, including touchless temperate scan, pulseoximetry and questionnaire
  • Needlepoint bipolar ionization that ties into the HVAC system, converting air particles into free-floating ions that neutralize airborne viral molecules and eliminating contaminants by altering molecular structure
  • Sanitation stations positioned strategically in common space
  • Touchless faucets and fixtures in common spaces
  • Anti-microbial surfaces used for countertops
  • Electrostatic sprayers that disperse a mist of positively charged particles on 3D objectsfrom every angle. The sprayer uses an herbal extract, making the solution harmless to humans, but deadly to infectious disease. The Kill Rate is under 4 minutes against COVID-19, Norovirus, Seasonal Influenza and C. Diff. Colitis, and it eradicates 99.9 percent of bacteria, fungi and molds. Registered with the EPA.

“We’re pleased to open our first community in Texas through our partnership with Hines,” said Ken Jaeger, Founder/CEO of Denver-based MorningStar. “This project will reflect each company’s vast experience in the housing space to take senior living design and innovation to the next level.”

A MorningStar information center has opened at 2514 Richmond Avenue (across the street from the construction site). The facility, slated to open this fall,  will be called MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at River Oaks.

In downtown Houston, Hines is currently building a  47-story office tower and a 46-story residential building.


March  25, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021


File: Hines Constructing MorningStar Senior Living Project Near Kirby Drive


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Rendering Image: MorningStar


File: (2). MorningStar. Hines Constructing MorningStar Senior Housing Facility in Upper Kirby area. John Mooz.

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