In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/23/14)

Construction: Planned

Caddis to Bring First Heartis Community to San Antonio

Dallas-based real estate firm Caddis will soon begin construction on its first community in San Antonio to carry the company’s Heartis brand. 

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Project plans for Heartis San Antonio, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, call for a 86,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care community to be built on a 3.6-acre site on Huebner Road. 

The community will offer a variety of amenities and features, including two interior courtyards, multiple activity areas, a fitness center, along with daily housekeeping and nursing services.

Heartis San Antonio is the first of three communities currently under development in Texas that will be managed by Frontier Management, with a second about to begin construction in Central Texas and a third under development in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Austin-based Katus LLC is the architect for the Heartis community and  Cameron, Texas-based EBCO General Contractor Ltd. Construction has also partnered on the project. Construction debt financing is being provided by American Momentum Bank.

Avanti Senior Living to Build $15 Million Community in Texas

Avanti Senior Living this week announced plans to build a $15 million assisted living and memory care community in Flower Mound, Texas.

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The Spring, Texas-based company expects to begin construction in January on the 77,000-square-foot community that will house at least 90 seniors, according to a release from Avanti.

Avanti at Flower Mound will provide 50 assisted living and 40 memory care suites in one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Avanti boasts plush carpets, wood flooring, expansive windows, walk-in closets, oversized showers, stone countertops, upgraded finishing on appliances and other household features, as well as expansive countertop space and storage space.

First residents to Avanti at Flower Mound are expected to move-in early spring 2016.

Also working on the project is Dallas-based architecture firm PRDG, interior design firm studioSIX5 of Austin, along with brokers and developers at Cypressbrook Company, which has offices in Houston and The Woodlands. 

Integrated Real Estate Group Plans $35 Million Independent Living Project 

Texas-based developer Integrated Real Estate Group is planning to develop a $35.1 million independent living community in Pearland, Texas.

Watercrest at Shadow Creek Ranch will be comprised of 213 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units and eight three-bedroom villa cottages. 

The development, which will break ground in January 2015, will be located on a 7.8 acre site within the Shadow Creek Ranch master-planned community, located less than a mile from Pearland Town Center. 

Included in the project will be a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse offering an indoor pool, dining room, fitness center, salon/spa, among various other amenities. 

Integrated Construction and Development will be the project’s general contractor, while Integrated Property Management will manage the community upon its completion.

IREG has also acquired an adjacent 4.7 acre site to develop a 122-unit assisted living and memory care facility, which is tentatively planned to break ground during the third quarter of 2015 with units available by fourth quarter 2016.

Presbyterian Senior Living to Construct Second Apartment at Penn. CCRC

Presbyterian Senior Living announced Thursday that it will begin construction next month on a second Vista Ridge apartment building at its Ware Presbyterian Village CCRC. 

Following up the grand opening of the first $24.5 million Vista Ridge apartment building and Pavilion Club earlier this year, the second Vista Ridge expansion is estimated to cost approximately $11 million. 

Modeled off its predecessor complex, the newest Vista Ridge addition will offer 31 one- and two-bedroom apartments. as well as underground parking and secured keyless entry.

The second Vista Ridge building will add to the community’s existing 31 apartments at Vista Ridge bringing the total to 62 apartments.

Presbyterian Senior Living anticipates completion of the expansion will occur September 2015.

McFarlin Group Plans 120-Unit Assisted Living Project for San Antonio

Dallas-based McFarlin Group is nearing construction of The Heritage of Westover Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care in West San Antonio, reports San Antonio Business Journal.

Project plans for the new community call for housing to serve approximately 120 residents on a five-acre site located on Highway 51 near Sea World and The Hyatt Country Resort. 

Upon completion, Meridian Senior Living has been tapped to manage daily operations at The Heritage of Westover Hills. 

Construction: In process

EPOCH Senior Living Underway on Three New Memory Care Communities 

Waltham, Massachusetts-based EPOCH Senior Living, in partnership with Newton Lower Falls, Mass.-based developer National Development, announced last week that it has begun construction on three new state-of-the-art memory care communities in Mashpee, Westwood (Mass.) and Trumbull, Conn.

The communities will include natural light and secure, non-confining floor plans to accommodate changes in the senses caused by memory impairment, the company stated in a release.

Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee, Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood and Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull will open in the summer of 2015. 

Both Bridges by EPOCH Mashpee and Westwood will include 64 apartments, while the Trumbull community will feature 54 apartments, including six that are designated as affordable.

JSA Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the architect for Mashpee, while CBT of Boston is the architect for the Westwood and Trumbull communities.

The general contractor for Mashpee and Westwood is Cranshaw Construction of Newton, Mass., while the general contractor for Trumbull is C.E. Floyd Company of Middletown, Conn. 

Action Pact Announces Details of $17 Million Assisted Living Expansion

Manhattan, Kansas-based provider Action Pact this week announced a $17 million project that will be the first phase of a planned senior living development dedicated to assisted living and memory care in Kansas City, Kansas. 

The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Care will embrace a household design model, consisting of six distinctive “households” including assisted living and three memory support homes. Each home design will reflect elements of family-style living, including a kitchen, dining room, living room and 20 private residences. 

The Piper is co-owned, designed and managed by Action Pact in partnership with Clarkson Construction and Par Development. The first phase is expected to be completed in May 2015. Phase II, which will include independent living residences, will begin upon completion of the first phase, Action Pact said in a release.

Memory Care America, Embree Healthcare Group Ready for Groundbreaking

Memory Care America and Georgetown, Texas-based Embree Healthcare Group is readying for a groundbreaking next week on a new 64-bed memory care facility located in Westover Hills, Texas.

The project will be the first of several new developments throughout Texas for Memory Care America, an affiliate of Texas-based Trident Healthcare Properties, and Embree Healthcare Group.

Of the 64 beds, 50 will be private and the remaining 14 are double-occupancy. The 45,370-square-foot community is anticipated to open in fall of 2015.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Gould Turner Group, P.C. Architects designed the single-story facility.

Construction: Completed

The LaSalle Group to Open Third Memory Care Community Near Atlanta

Irving, Texas-based The LaSalle Group has completed another of its Autumn Leaves memory care communities, Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge, which will be the company’s third facility in the Atlanta area once it opens October 30.

The 20,000-square-foot community will provide housing for nearly 50 residents living with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments. 

Stockbridge’s building design and technology is directed toward caring for individuals with dementia in order to create a calm, engaging environment. The community will also offer free programs to the public, including seminars, speakers and monthly Alzheimer’s support groups. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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