In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/10/13)

Construction: Planned

South Dakota Retirement Community Plans $11 Million Expansion

Trail Ridge Retirement Community will begin work late this month on an $11 million expansion project that will include its assisted living wing, while also adding a memory care unit, reports ArgusLeader.


The community, operated by American Baptist Homes of the Midwest is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and offers 112 independent living units and 20 units of assisted living. 

Expansion construction will consist of two phases, with the first phase making a new entrance to the community on the south side of the building and an addition that will house a wellness center, swimming pool and kitchen. 

Assisted living units will be housed within a one-story building to be constructed and connected to the addition. 


Phase two will remodel a one-story building that is used for some of the community’s independent living units to care for residents with dementia. The memory care wing will be able to serve 22 residents, according to a developer cited in the article.

Trail Ridge will hold a groundbreaking ceremony October 24. 

Kalamazoo Senior Living Community Plans $15 Million Renovation

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Kalamazoo’s Friendship VIllage community is planning a $15 million renovation across its campus to revamp independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, memory care and skilled nursing units, according to Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave. Construction is being completed by Miller Davis and architecture services provided by Eckert Wordell. 

Construction will break ground in January 2014 to convert some of the community’s independent living units into assisted living. An additional phase to construct a new rehabilitation, skilled nursing center will begin in March 2014, according to the report. A new 4,000-square-foot Wellness and Activity Center is also included in the plan. There will be 83 total assisted living units and 187 independent living apartments. 

Group Provides $3 Million to Renovate Mass. Senior Housing

Boston-based MassDevelopment is providing a $3.2 million bond toward the preservation of St. Joseph Hall in Watertown, Massachusetts, reports Watertown Patch.

The bond will enable the 25-unit building to continue to serve as affordable senior apartments.

St. Joseph Hall was built in 1935 and renovated in 1988 to create 25 apartments for seniors—22 one-bedroom units and three two-bedroom units.  

Construction: In process

A $33 Million Senior Living Community Underway in Fargo

Eventide Senior Living Communities, based in Moorhead, Minnesota, is expanding one of its communities in Fargo, North Dakota—a project that will cost $33 million, reports local WDAY News 6

Eventide held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for its project that will feature 96 private resident rooms for both short- and long-term, as well a 70 senior living apartments. 

Developers of the project cite a demand in the growing number of seniors as incentive for the expansion.

Developers Break Ground on $12M New York Assisted Living Project

Valley Health Services, based in Herkimer, New York, broke ground late September on a $12 million assisted living project in Herkimer County, The Telegram reports.

The Living and Learning Community will feature 46 studio apartments with multi-purpose rooms, an activity room and a laboratory and classroom to educate future health care workers. 

Funding for the $12 million project came in the form of three state grants, including two HEAL NY grants totaling $5.2 million.

The project is scheduled for completion by July 2014.

Penn. Community Expanding with $13.5M Assisted Living and Memory Care Projects 

Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania plans to break ground this week on a $13.5 million project that will add assisted living and memory care buildings to one of its communities in York, Penn., reports

The Village at Sprenkle Drive looks to expand its existing community by 48 beds, adding two 12-unit assisted living and two 12-unit memory care wings to its Manchester Township campus. 

The organization is increasing its capacity through a $4.5 million capital campaign that will help fund the development costs.

The project breaks ground this week and has a targeted opening date for Spring 2015. 

Maplewood Senior Living Breaks Ground for Memory Care in Connecticut

Westport, Connecticut-based Maplewood Senior Living, along with the Bethel Chamber of Commerce broke ground late September for Maplewood’s newest assisted living and memory care community in Bethel, Conn.

The $19 million project, Maplewood at Stony Hill, is positioned on a six-acre development site located at 46 Stony Hill Road in Bethel.

The community is designed as an 84 unit assisted living community that will consist of a mix of private, deluxe studio and one bedroom apartments for residents living with early, mid-stage and late star Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Utilizing a “small house” concept, Maplewood is designing the building by incorporating smaller neighborhoods, each with its own services and amenities, to resemble a more social model, rather than an institutionalized concept. 

One of the neighborhoods will house a family and community Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education and Learning Center that will provide families with information, community support and resources regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Maplewood at Stony Hill is scheduled to be completed by Fall of 2014. 

Construction: Completed

Tennessee Community Completes Year-Long Renovation Projects

Greenfield Senior Living, Inc., based in Falls Church, Virginia, celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony October 3 for its renovations to the community’s assisted living and memory care neighborhoods. 

Greenfield of Oak Ridge, located in the Tennessee town of the same name, has undergone year-long renovations to public space areas, the community’s on-site rehab center, wellness center and all resident activities areas. 

The community’s independent living, assisted living and memory care neighborhoods offer housing for Greenfield of Oak Ridge’s 136 seniors. 

Additionally, the newly named Reflections Memory Care Neighborhood also offers a serrate family-style dining room and private resident kitchen area.

Written by Jason Oliva

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