In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/16/14)

Construction: Planned

Benchmark Senior Living Proposes Pleasantville Community

Benchmark Senior Living has proposed an 87-unit assisted living community in Pleasantville, N.Y., reports the Pleasantville Daily Voice. The community would be on a 3.5 acre plot of land next to a local church, which has agreed to sell the land to Benchmark pending the project’s approval. 


The site is currently zoned for single-family residences and would have to get re-zoned for the development to be approved. 

Unified Property Group Proposes Senior Community near Ann Arbor

Unified Property Group LLC has proposed a 42-acre development in the Ann Arbor, Mich. area, reports Michigan Live. The development would include several multi-story, mixed-use buildings including a senior living village that would offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. 


The senior living portion of the project would have 158 units with capacity for up to 220 residents, located in a two-story, 175,000-square-foot building. 

The Pittsfield Township Planning Commission is considering site plans for the project, the development cost for which is still unknown.

Construction: In process

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$21 Million Oakland Senior Housing Co-Op Breaks Ground

The Bay Area’s first senior housing cooperative broke ground recently, according to Mercury News. Elder Village Development is developing the $21 million project, which will have 41 units and will allow seniors to live privately in their own units but enjoy a co-housing lifestyle with social engagement opportunities.

Phoenix Commons is expected to open in about a year and will have a patio, private dock, and a communal kitchen and dining room overlooking the waterfront in Oakland. The community will have four stories containing one- and two-bedroom units, each with a private kitchen and bathroom. Unit sizes will range between 630 to 1,100 square feet. 

Future residents must be at least 58 or older and will purchase a share of the building and its communal spaces, allowing them to have a say in what amenities are offered. 

Elder Village Development is part of Alameda Elder Communities, which provides skilled nursing and senior housing services throughout the Bay Area. 

The Goodman Group Breaks Ground on Naples Senior Community

The Goodman Group has broken ground on a new two-story memory care community at its Naples, Fla. location, Terracina Grand. The freestanding community will utilize the Pearls of Life philosophy, a dementia program that provides personalized care plans for residents. 

Terracina Grand’s new building will have 55 memory care units with capacity for 60 residents and will more than double the community’s capacity to care for seniors with memory care needs. The residential units are on average 25% bigger than the industry norm, according to The Goodman Group. The building will include hospitality features and services such as a family-style dining area and club lounge on each floor, a grand living room with a library, and a large conservatory. 

The general contractor for the project is DeAngelis Diamond of Naples, Fla., with HKS Architects out of Ft. Meyers and Dallas, Texas providing design services. JBG Design & Development of Chaska, Minn. is in charge of project development and design. The Goodman Group is the developer and manager of Terracina Grand.  

Phase Two Begins on ISL-Managed Lantern Crest Senior Living 

Lantern Crest Senior Living in Santee, Calif. recently began Phase Two of the multi-phase project, during which it will add 102 independent living and assisted living units as well as new community amenities.

The resort-style retirement community is currently leasing the new residences that are scheduled to open in Fall 2014. Phase One is licensed for assisted living and memory care and is approaching full occupancy. 

Phase Two of the construction will be the city of Santee’s largest building at more than 129,000 square feet. During this phase, the community will also get a pool/spa, fitness center, bar, restaurant, extended transportation for destination outings, and furnishings. 

The full Lantern Crest community will have 400 units upon completion and will be managed by Integral Senior Living. 

Construction: Completed

Brightwater Senior Living’s Latest Retirement Community About to Open

Brightwater Senior Living of Highland is nearly finished and is beginning to hire staff. The assisted living, independent, and memory care community is located in Highland, Calif. 

The community will have 99 studio, one, and two-bedroom suites in a variety of floor plans. Brightwater also offers three daily meals, weekly housekeeping service, weekly linen service, paid utilities aside from telephone, suite maintenance, and scheduled local transportation, along with on-site access to the bistro, spa, theater, library/tech center, coffee shop, fitness center, chapel, and dining room. 

Licensed nurses and health services staff are onsite 24 hours a day.

Brookdale Senior Living Community Completes Renovation

A Brookdale Senior Living community in New Braunfels, Texas has undergone a makeover that includes an overall updated look, new salon equipment, and new furnitive in the common areas, reports the Herald-Zeitung.

Besides furniture, the community also got new carpeting and paint colors in neutral tones. The renovation included refinishing doors and woodwork, window treatments, and new artwork in the hallways. 

Grand Re-Opening at Ariz. Sunshine Retirement Living Community

The Manor at Midvale, an independent living community in Tucson, Ariz. that is managed by Sunshine Retirement Living, is holding a grand re-opening celebration next week.

The event will showcase recent upgrades and enhancements at the community, including a 14-seat movie theater, an updated, authentic ice cream parlor, and new landscaping featuring an all-new, water-saving irrigation system and drought-resistant plants. 

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