In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/27/2013)

Construction: Planned

North Carolina CCRC Plans Expansion, Renovation Project

Plantation Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Wilmington, N.C. is expanding to meet growing demands for active senior living.


The 68,825-square-foot expansion includes a 27-unit apartment building, new dining venues, a 350-seat auditorium and a new wellness center with a 20-meter lap and therapy pool, beauty salon, among other amenities.

Additionally, Plantation Village will remodel 22,000 square feet of common areas, including a larger library with computer stations and an expanded living room. 

Residents can choose from cul-de-sac neighborhoods, newly renovated apartment homes, villas and duplexes with floor plans for independent living, while having access to assisted or in-home care services. 


Construction on the expansion is scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2013. New residences will range from 917 square feet for one-bedroom units, to 1,491 square feet for two-bedroom homes.

N.Y. Community Adding Independent Living Option

Stone Ridge at Fieldhome is a planned independent living community coming to Westchester County in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. 

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The community will offer a full continuum of care services including rehabilitation, skilled nursing and assisted living. Stone Ridge will also offer seniors moderately priced maintenance-free apartment homes with community amenities. and personal services, along with a complete continuum of care. 

Development plans include a three-level community with 102 apartments in 12 one- and two-bedroom floor plan options. Amenities include two restaurant-style dining venues, a fitness center, library, salon and arts studio. 

“This expansion of our senior living options will create a lifestyle that caters to the desires of today’s older adults, who are looking to truly make the most of their retirement years and enjoy amenities that will add to their already full lives,” said Fieldhome CEO John R. Ahearn.

Old School Building to be Repurposed for Senior Housing

If all stays on track, senior citizens of Dotan, Alabama will have a new living option in a few years, reports local news WTVY of Dothan.

Tuesday, with a 6 to 1 vote, city commissioners decided to turn over the old Howell School building to the Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority. 

The building, according to city leaders, is a surplus and is not longer needed for public or municipal purposes.

Redevelopment Authority officials say the school will be used for a senior living facility, though the finer details surrounding the development are still unknown.

“It’s going to be a great architectural piece, it’s going to have great senior services as part of it and we’re excited to see it come to fruition,” said DDRA President Jansen Tidmore.

Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2015. 

Developer Planning Affordable Senior Housing Project for Chicago Suburb

The Housing Opportunity Development Corporation has recently proposed the development of a 78-unit independent senior living rental building in the northwest Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Illinois, reports the Chicago Tribune. 

Located at 300 Pointe Drive, the project is tentatively named Northbrook Pointe Senior Residences and is just one of three senior living complexes already underway in the area. 

The project will be an affordable housing option for seniors who qualify with an income of less than $36,000 a year. The proposed renting price for one-bedroom units will be about $400 to $700 per month. For two-bedroom units, rent will range from $500 to $800 a month.

The building would be constructed on a 3.1-acre site and would contain a total floor area of 72,800-square-feet.

Vrable Healthcare Close to Breaking Ground on Ohio Senior Care Community

Columbus-based Vrable Healthcare Co. brought its final site plan for a senior development before Dublin, Ohio’s planning and zoning commission last week, reports Columbus Business First.  

Vrable’s project looks to combine assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing on Tuller Road, just south of Interstate 270. 

Also in the works is Toledo’s HCR ManorCare Inc., as it plans to begin construction in March on a 120-bed facility along Dublin-Granville Road.

The 4-acre plot for ManorCare’s project will combine short- and long-term stays, and looks to add more than 140 jobs. It is expected to open in May 2014. 

Chancellor Health Partners to Build $12 Million Senior Living Project

Chancellor Health Partners, owner of more than a dozen senior living communities in Ohio and West Virginia, is planning to build a $12 million project in eastern Lawrence County, reports the Herald-Dispatch. 

The Columbus-based firm plans to begin construction in Rome Township this spring on the project, which will consist of 30 apartments for independent living residents, 40 for assisted living, and 20 for memory care.

Cabell Huntington Hospital will operate a 4,000-square-foot medical facility on the grounds that will serve residents as well as the public. 

N.Y. Senior Care Community to Open On-Site Hospice Unit

Beechwood Continuing Care will be the second site to partner with Hospice Buffalo by creating an in-house hospice and palliative care unit, reports Buffalo Business First. 

The long-term care facility in Getzville notified residents and their families that it will open a 22-bed dedicated unit within its 272-bed facility to provide the hospice and palliative care services. 

Construction: In the Process

Senior Living Center Begins $20 Million Renovation Project

Construction officially began last week on a senior living center located in downtown St. Louis, reports local news station KSDK.

Over the next several months, the Plaza 50 building on Pine will undergo a $20 million renovation, and will be the first project to take advantage of a new tax credit redevelopment program offered by the state.

When finished, CityParc at Pine will offer 149 apartments for seniors. 

Development for the project is slated to be finished next spring. 

Construction: Completed

Spain’s First 50+ “Holiday Resort” Opens

Sun Park Living, a British-owned hotel-apartment complex in Playa Blanca of the Canary Islands, is offering a flexible and affordable holiday-living arrangement for adults over age 50.

Sun Park Living is neither a commercial holiday resort, nor a retirement village, but rather a community that offers residents independent lifestyles within a permanent holiday environment.

The complex comprises 220 apartments and upholds a “Make it Yours” concept, meaning residents may add their own special touches to their living spaces. 

Apartments are available to rent directly from the resort for 625 Euros per apartment, per four weeks. There are also no contracts or obligations, residents can come and go as they please. 

The price includes all utility fees, maintenance and common areas upkeep, ground rent, service charge, TV license, council tax and British TV satellite connection. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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