In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/3/12)

Construction: Planned

Harmony Senior Living to Break Ground on $24 Million Project in Calif.

Harmony Senior Living will soon break ground on a $24 million assisted living and memory care building in Tulare, Calif. that will have accommodations for 91 residents, reports the Visalia Times Delta


Phase two of the construction project will include an independent living building with 80 apartment units that will offer support services.

Harmony Senior Living is working in partnership with Integral Senior Living, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based senior living management company that will operate the property upon completion.

Senior Living Group Buys Old School, Plans Conversion Project


Senior living group Southeast Senior Care Management Group of Bowdon, Ga., has purchased a nearly 100-year-old school in Anderson, S.C., with plans to develop senior housing, reports the Independent Mail.

The company owns four other senior living communities, two in Georgia, and one each in Florida and Texas. It hopes to begin construction on the development in spring.

Since closing in the 1970s, the 28,000-square-foot former school has been vacant and has caught fire several times. Southeast Senior Care Management Group does not yet have an estimate of how much the project will cost.

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Construction: In the Process

NCR Opens 1st Phase of $16.5 Million Senior Community in Ohio

National Church Residences, a non-profit senior housing organization, has opened the first phase of a new Dublin, Ohio community called National Church Residences Avondale. 

The independent senior living community is opening in phases from September 2012 to early spring of 2013; upon completion, the $16.5 million project will have 100 garden and cottage-style apartment homes, a community center, and a NCR Center for Senior Health. 

Avondale features a new model of care that integrates independent living with personal care services and home health options. This marks the first time NCR will located a Center for Senior Health, which provides adult day services, on the same campus as independent senior housing. Resident will be able to access services ranging from assistance with activities of daily living, to a full range of advanced nursing and therapy support.

This model of care is consistent with NCR’s mission to allow residents to age in place, says the organization. 

“We saw a need to create a new approach to senior living that bridged the gap between independent and assisted living,” said Ryan Foster, regional portfolio leader for National Church
Residences, in a statement. “There is an entire population of seniors who aren’t quite ready to give up living independently, but would still benefit from the extra support.”

Avondale will utilize a full-time care coordinator to create personalized care plans for residents’ individual needs. 

Eden Housing Breaks Ground on $24.1 Million Affordable Senior Housing Project

Eden Housing recently broke ground on a $24.1 million affordable senior housing community in Lafayette, Calif.

Lafayette Senior Apartments will have 46 affordable homes for the area’s seniors and will be developed in collaboration with the city of Lafayette. 

Eden Housing has partnered with the city, Union Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development, and the Housing Authority of Contra Costa County for financial support on the project. Funding sources include: Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, Community Development Block Grant, Multifamily Housing Program, and Section 8 Program. 

Gateway Senior Living Begins $14 Million Expansion Project

Gateway Senior Living recently commenced its $14 million expansion project for the Lincoln, Neb. senior living complex, reports the The first phase of the project includes a new four-story skilled nuring tower with 60 additional private rooms, the renovation of the existing six-story tower, and the addition of a rehabilitation gym, a clubhouse/pub, a private dining venue, a larger central kitchen, and a meditation room. Phase One is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013. 

The entire project is estimated to cost about $35 million and will expand Gateway Senior Living’s capacity to 300 beds. 

Construction: Completed

TRISUN Completes Texas Senior Care Facility

Austin, Tex.-based TRISUN Healthcare will soon open the doors to Cottonwood Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located in Cedar Park, Tex. The brand-new senior community will offer 24-hour skilled nursing care and individualized medical rehabilitation.

The nearly 50,000-square-foot facility has 120 skilled nursing and rehab beds, with a on-site rehab gym. The community will also have a full-time events director and will feature TRISUN’s Enhanced Dining program with menu-style ordering, along with a spiritual care program and an on-site chaplain.

Pacifica Senior Living Will Soon Open Luxury Calif. Community

Pacifica Senior Living will soon open a luxury senior living community in San Marcos, Calif., called The Meridian at Lake San Marcos, reports the San Diego Jewish Journal

The new community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care in approximately 250 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each unit will feature quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a washer and dryer. The community will also have a spa, fitness center, library, game room, movie theater, pool, and outside dining areas, along with a full-service hair salon and an on-site masseuse. Approximately 60 units have already been presold.

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