In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/31/2012)

Christian Care Communities Building $30 Million Senior Facility in Kentucky

Christian Care Communities, based in Louisville, Ky., and Lexington real estate developer The Joseph Group recently broke ground on Ashgrove Woods, a $30 million senior living community in Nicholasville, Ky.  Studio A Architecture is the architect for the development, which will include adult day care, memory care, rehabilitation services, and independent living homes. The Joseph Group will be the owner and operator of the facility.

CRL Breaks Ground on 88-Bed Senior Living Community in Illinois


CRL Senior Living Communities broke ground recently on Arbor Ridge Manor, a new Alzheimer’s/memory care and assisted living residence located in Highland Park, Ill. The community will offer 64 large private and semi-private suites with a total of 88 beds, and is slated to open in spring 2012. Arbor Ridge Manor will be a 60,000 square foot building with amenities that will include outdoor walking paths, sensory gardens, an enclosed landscaped courtyard, and technology and social media tools such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and Nintendo Wii.

New Hampshire CCRC Begins $30 Million Expansion Construction

Expansion construction has begun for The Village at RiverMead, a continuing care retirement community located in Peterborough, N.H. JSA Inc of Portsmouth, N.H. is the designer of the expansion, a new neighborhood that will be built on 35 wooded acres across from the original RiverMead campus. The architecture at The Village features stone, wood, and glass in contemporary forms, and the new construction will include 10 independent living cottages, 30 independent living apartments, 20 assisted living apartments organized into two households, and underground parking for 30 cars. The $30 million project is expected to be completed in 15 months.


RiverMead’s original CCRC campus consists of 114 independent living units, 53 assisted living units, 27 skilled nursing beds, a wellness center, and more than 35,000 square feet of community and amenity space.

Vermont Senior Community to Undergo $8 Million Expansion and Renovation Project

The Congress Companies recently announced that they will prove construction management for an $8 million addition and renovation project for Cedar Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care, located in Windsor, Vt., which offers a continuum of care ranging from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing, rehabilitative, and Alzheimer’s care. The expansion will add 42,200 square feet to The Village at Cedar Hill, including 36 assisted living units, 43 beds, administration offices, an activity and fitness area, a living room, dining room, and commercial kitchen. Renovation projects include relocating a laundry room and converting a lounge area into a studio apartment unit.

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HUD lender Red Capital Group and Mackenzie Architects will work with the Congress Companies on the project.

$16 Million Senior Housing Development Approved in Ohio

Plans for The Trails of Hudson, a 55+ residential development that will be located in Hudson, Ohio, recently got approval from the town’s planning commission. It will be a 172-unit, $16 million project that will be owned and operated by Redwood Management Co. The project’s plans call for two to five residential units per building in a 43-building development on 34 acres. Construction will take place in two phases, with the first phase to include 82 apartment units. Redwood hopes to break ground in May.