In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/4/14)

Construction: Planned

Georgia Officials to Review Proposal for 100-Unit Senior Living Project

The Cobb Board of Commissioners will review a rezoning request regarding a proposal for a new 100-unit senior living development in northeast Kennesaw, reports The Marietta Daily Journal.

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Recently, the Cobb Planning Commission voted 5-0 to approve rezoning a 22-acre land tract in the are from single-family residential to residential senior living, a community that will be the first prototype of developer Wooten Lake LLC’s ActiveLife Village style of neighborhood.

The 100 homes, according to the proposal, will range from 1,600- to 2,800-square-feet. Of those 100, 38 will be “side-by-side” homes similar to a duplex, while the other 62 will be detached single-family homes.

Amenities planned for the community include a 6,200-square-foot activity center, a dog park, bocce ball courts, mile-long walking trail and private gardens for the homes.

Pending approval from the Board of Commissioners, construction could begin early 2015, according to a spokesman affiliated with the project.

Construction: In process

EPOCH Senior Living Opens Welcome Center at Mass. Assisted Living Facility

Waltham, Mass.-based provider EPOCH Senior Living announced this week that it has opened The Welcome Center at Bridges at its Westwood, Mass. assisted living community currently under construction.

The Welcome Center will provide prospective residents and their families information about the community’s approach to residential memory car, as well as suite floor plans, pricing and details about the community’s care programs.

Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood will be a 60,000 square-foot complex that includes 64 apartments. Residents will have access to outdoor space as well as indoor common areas within and outside their respective households, EPOCH said in an announcement on the project.

Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood is a joint development between EPOCH and Newton, Mass.-based National Development. The community is one of three new Bridges by EPOCH developments under construction and scheduled to open in the summer of 2015

Additional communities are also scheduled to open in Mashpee and Trumbull, Conn. They will join the already existing Bridges by EPOCH communities at Hingham and Westford.

The architect for Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood is CBT of Boston, Mass., and the interior design is being developed by architectural firm JSA of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The general contractor is Cranshaw Construction of Newton.

Construction: Completed

Maplewood Senior Living Opens Bethel, Conn. Assisted Living 

Westport, Conn.-based Maplewood Senior Living this week celebrated the grand opening of its newest development, an assisted living and memory care community in Bethel, Conn.

During the event, Maplewood at Stony Hill showcased its various amenities, which included two memory care neighborhoods, open display kitchens that prepare farm-to-table meals, the community’s Memory Resource & Support Center, and more.

The 84-unit community was designed to be fully dedicated to serving memory care residents. The building consists of a mix of private, deluxe studio and one-bedroom apartments for residents living with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

A unique feature of the community, Maplewood utilized a modified “small house” concept in designing the building, incorporating smaller neighborhoods, each with its own services and amenities, meant to embrace a more social model compared to a larger, more institutionalized concept.

On-site amenities include libraries, spa, outdoor gardens, terraces and porches where residents and their families can gather.

Developers Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for Texas Affordable Senior Housing Complex

Developers held a dedication ceremony last month to celebrate the official grand opening of a new affordable senior housing apartment complex in Houston.

Spearheaded by Fishers, Ind.-based AHEPA National Housing Corporation, the Penelope 54-II Apartments is a 45-unit, three-story building that provides housing for residents 62 years of age or older.

The community is owned by AHEPA DOP 54 Phase II, Inc. and is sponsored by AHEPA National Housing Corporation, an organization that develops HUD-subsidized Section 202 housing for low income disabled and elderly individuals ages 62 and up.

Property management services are provided by AHEPA Management Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC).

The ANHC serves over 4,887 seniors throughout 22 states. AHEPA Management Company, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, supports 90 apartment buildings throughout the U.S.

LCB Senior Living Opens Two Communities in Mass. 

Norwood, Mass.-based LCB Senior Living announced this week the completion of two senior living communities in its home state in Watertown and Ipswich.

The Residence at Watertown Square offers independent, assisted living and memory care across 90 apartments. Residents at the community will enjoy apartments with a kitchenette and bath, fitness center, laundry and cleaning services, as well as restaurant-style meals prepared by a community chef and 24-hour security.

In Ipswich, LCB’s The Residence at Riverbend community has already welcomed its first wave of residents to the building’s 75-apartment structure that offers independent, assisted living and memory care.

Like the Watertown facility, Riverbend also employs many of the same amenities, including LCB’s Reflections Memory Care services for residents with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.

Written by Jason Oliva

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