In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/3/13)

Construction: Planned

Kisco Senior Living to Build Senior Campus in Utah

Kisco Senior Living plans to build an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Daybreak in South Jordan. 


Sagewood at Daybreak will break ground late April, the company announced, with the 201-unit community scheduled to open for resident move-in during summer 2014. 

Sagewood will include 100 independent living units offering residents dining facilities as part of their monthly fee, with access to meals and other services such as housekeeping, linen service, transportation, and social and recreational activities. 

The community will also include 78 assisted living units that provide additional supportive care from trained employees to residents who are unable to live independently and require assistance with activities of daily living.


Additionally, the community will include 23 assisted living “plus” units catering to memory care residents. 

Sagewood will be located on a site across the street from Daybreak’s SoDa Row retail district, and next to the Crossing at Daybreak Apartment community. 

Landmark Homes to Develop 55+ Community in Pa. 

Landmark Homes is planning the development of an $8 million living community for adults ages 55 and older in the Susquehanna Valley.

The Crossings at Sweetbriar—located just outside of Lebanon, Pennsylvania—will feature single-family homes in both one- and two-story designs, reflecting the low taxes and cost of living in Lebanon County.

Project construction will be completed in four phases, the company said, with 50 home sites being built during the first phase.

In total, the four phases will build 292 homes with the concept of aging in place, including wider entrances, no-step entries, and all floor plans featuring the owner’s suit and laundry on residence’s the first floor. 

The homes will also feature views of the countryside, ample amenities, and a pedestrian-style neighborhood, the company said. 

The $8 million Landmark estimates for the project does not include engineering and land costs. 

Developers Plan $6 Million Hotel-to-Senior Living Renovation

The owners and developers of a former hotel complex in South Toledo, Ohio, are planning to convert the site into a 138-unit senior living community, according to the Toledo Blade.

Genesis Village is expected to open this summer, with one- and two-bedroom “moderately priced” apartments for active seniors aged 55 and older.

Jim Oedy, a local businessman, and his parter Dr. Nathan Hill bought the site for $3 million in January from a Toledo church, says the article. The two estimate it will cost about $6 million to renovate the former hotel, built in 1968, into senior living accommodations. 

The site was operated as a Quality Hotel until 2004, when the church began operating it as a hotel and conference center. It was originally a Holiday Inn, and then a Ramada Inn. 

Upon completion, the Genesis Retirement LLC complex will have amenities including a pool, whirlpool, sauna, locker rooms, fireside cafe, fireplace lounge, a multimedia center with a theater-size screen, a beauty salon, wellness center, fitness center, atrium for games and activities, two courtyards, a vegetable garden, and a five-acre green-space, according to the Toledo Blade. Residents will be provided with three daily chef-prepared meals.

Oedy has experience building and running three other senior living communities, and believes the project’s resort-style amenities will help attract residents and their families. 

$30 Million Senior Living Community Planned in S.C.

Economic Development leaders in Tega Cay, South Carolina say that despite the recession, the youngest city in York County managed to fare “quite well,” reports local radio WRHI.

While the city’s population has grown over the last several years—now hovering around 8,000—according to Tega Cay’s Planning and Development Director Susan Britt, the epicenter of that growth is in the Stonecrest Development. 

The 130-acre site contains a four-acre shopping center and will soon be home to a $30 million senior living community known as Wellmore. 

The commercial development side did take a hit during the recession, says Britt, but the city still managed to average about 100 new building permits a year.

Wellmore will be comprised of six buildings, two-story independent living apartment-style buildings, says Britt, which will take on a sort of campus-style reflected in the architecture. 

The community will also include a wellness center, a therapeutic pool, as well as gourmet dining amenities. 

Wellmore is expected to break ground this summer.

Construction: In the Process

KTGY-Designed Senior Living Community Breaks Ground in Calif.

Resources for Community Development (RCD) has broken ground on Berrellesa Palms, an affordable senior living community in Contra Costa County, California. 

Designed by KTGY, Berrellesa Palms will incorporate the latest in green building design to improve operations performance of the property, help reduce resident utility bills and promote resident health through non-toxic material choices.

The building will provide 48 affordable one-bedroom apartments to frail seniors 62 years of age and over, with incomes between 20%-30% of the area’s median income. 

Residents will be able to benefit from on-site resident services which will be provided by Jewish Family & Children’s Services, specialists in providing essential social services to undeserved seniors in the East Bay. 

Additionally, Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services Bureau will provide In Home Supportive Services (IHSS), individual case management and other social services. Educational workshops and social events will also be provided by RCD. 

The community will feature a large meeting/community room, library, computer center, fitness room, laundry facilities, landscaped patio, courtyard garden and raised planting beds for resident gardening. 

With an emphasis on an environmental sustainability, Berrellesa Palms is located near transit, shopping, services, entertainment, recreation, employment opportunities and encourages walk-ability. 

Berrellesa Palms will be located in the City of Martinez, at the corner of Berrellesa and Buckley streets.

Estimated completion date is June 2014. 

Construction: Completed

Erickson Living Opens North Dallas CCRC

Highland Springs, an Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, recently opened a continuing care neighborhood. 

The continuing care retirement community (CCRC) features 108 residences, offering assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services. 

Amenities include common rooms, in-room dining options, screened-in porches and gardens to provide residents with a holistic approach to health and wellness. 

Highland Springs incorporates the integrated health care model developed by Erickson health with full-time physicians, electronic medical records and training for all resident-serving employees. 

REES Associates served as the project architect, with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company serving as the project’s general contractor. 

New Perspective Opens Wisconsin Senior Living Community

New Perspective Senior Living’s newest project, Lighthouse of Sun Prairie, welcomed its first residents Monday, the Wisconsin State Journal reports

Currently the sixth in Wisconsin, the Sun Prairie community is New Perspective’s largest project yet, according to the State Journal, with 144 units and 152 beds to accommodate seniors looking for a range of living arrangements including independent living, assisted living and memory care.

The community will offer 152 apartments including studio, one- and two-bedroom units within 60 independent living units, 48 assisted living units and 44 memory care units. 

The 185,000-square-foot community located in downtown Sun Prairie will feature restaurant-style dining, salon, library, computer room, fitness area, warm water therapy pool, pub, bistro, community rooms, private family dining spaces and a number of outdoor patio spaces.

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