In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/5/15)


Construction: Planned

Georgia Developers Partner on New Senior Living Project

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Canopy Lifestyles and Campus Realty Advisors have joined to announced their newest senior living community to be developed in Braselton, Ga., the companies announced this week.

The residence will offer independent, assisted living and memory care services at a location that is adjacent to the new campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

Canopy, an active senior living development and management company, has joined with Campus Realty to expand its development and capital resources and build a portfolio of senior housing communities around the Southeast.

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For the Braselton development, Canopy and Campus Realty will be partnering with the local owner of the property. Project plans for the residence call for 80 residential apartments, with 50 one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments ranging in size from 580- to 820-sq. ft. A signature memory care neighborhood called the Township will feature 30 private occupancy studio apartments.

Metro Atlanta senior living architect Robert Fouse will drive the design of the new residence, which will include personalized transportation services, a cafe for casual dining along with a fine dining room, an enclosed salt water pool, walking paths, a fitness center and technology center.

The new community is scheduled to open in early 2016.

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Brightview Senior Living Proposes 150-Unit Facility for N.Y. Suburb

Maryland-based Brightview Senior Living recently submitted a petition to the Board of Trustees in New York’s Village of Irvington to amend a zoning code to permit the company to build a 150-unit assisted living facility.

The proposed facility would contain 86 independent and 65 assisted living units.

Brightview’s proposal aims to remove an existing white building on site, but to retain three small stone buildings, according to documents submitted to the Village of Irvington.

Though Brightview had originally scheduled to make a presentation Thursday night at the Board of Trustees meeting, the presentation has been adjourned to a future meeting, the date of which has not yet been set.

The Legacy Senior Communities to Build $60 Million Facility in Dallas

The Legacy Senior Communities, a Texas-based nonprofit organization, recently closed on a 10-acre parcel of land within Dallas’ Midtown Park to build a $60 million senior living community, reports Dallas Business Journal.

The new community, which has not yet been named, is expected to be constructed in two phases totaling 300,000 sq. ft. of independent, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing rental units.

Initially, the first phase would include about 100 independent living apartments, 48 memory care apartments, 40 assisted living apartments and 40 nursing care suites.

A second project phase would total 40,000 sq. ft. — 60,000 sq. ft. of independent living apartments.

Michael Ellentuck, president of The Legacy Senior Communities, says the company plans to begin interviewing design firms for the development in May, with plans to hire a general contractor shortly thereafter. Construction is slated to begin spring 2016.

Developers Propose $42 Million Project for Moline, Ill.

Russell Construction Company of Davenport, Iowa, is proposing a three-phased senior housing development for nearby Moline, Ill., which could include as many as 135 units in the project’s initial phase, reports local QC Online for the Quad Cities.

Dubbed The Pointe, the community would include 65 units for independent living, 52 for assisted living and 18 for memory care within the first phase of construction, which developers estimate will cost $25 million.

Phase II could include 77 additional units for independent living at a cost estimated at $11.9 million, while Phase III could see more assisted living and medical offices developed on the campus at an estimated cost of $5.1 million.

While no timeline for construction was disclosed by Russell Construction Company, the project plans are currently being finalized by the company and city officials before a development agreement is reached.

Construction: In process

Capital Health Group, Fortress Ventures Form JV to Develop 64-Bed Memory Care Project 

Capital Health Group, LLC, and Fortress Ventures, LLC, have formed a joint venture to develop a 64-bed market rate memory care community on nine acres in St. Augustine, Fla., the companies announced in a  press release this week.

The venture purchased the land for the development in December 2014 and the new facility is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016.

Symphony Manor at St. Augustine will be a single-story dedicated memory care community with a secure courtyard and several resident common areas that will offer a large activity space, surround sound theater with an 80-inch screen and a full-size dining room.

Resident apartments will be equipped with cable TV, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour emergency call systems, walk/roll-in showers, spacious closets and individual thermostats.

In addition to these amenities, Symphony Manor will also offer residents with concierge assistance, dining services, 24-hour staffing, linen and housekeeping services, fitness programming, educational services, social events and a private town care for resident appointments.

Compass Pointe Healthcare System will manage Symphony Manor. The Baltimore-based company maintains  a portfolio of 27 senior housing communities, 45 skilled nursing facilities and four long-term care hospitals.

Edgewood Senior Living Facility Nears Completion in South Dakota

Pierre, South Dakota’s new Edgewood Senior Living facility is nearing completion, which should arrive by the end of this month, reports Capital Journal, a publication serving central South Dakota.

With 48 assisted living apartments and 20 memory care residences, developer Icon Holdings believes the Edgewood facility serves a crucial need for aging senior services in Pierre.

Edgewood Senior Living will open in Pierre later this month and is already accepting tenants.

Construction: Completed

Continental East Development Opens First of Planned Assisted Living Communities

Continental East Development (CED) last week announced it celebrated the opening of its long-anticipated Renaissance Village Rancho Belago community in California’s Moreno Valley.

Designed to feel more like a luxurious five-star hotel than a senior living community, Renaissance Village offers a wide range of amenities including multiple dining venues; an in-house cinema with movie theater seating  and popcorn machine; a Geri-Fit fitness center; an onsite salon and barber; art gallery; cyber café with computer courses; a putting green; a play area with jungle gyms for visiting children; outdoor garden with walking paths; even a dog park for resident pets.

Also included on campus is the Village Diner, a 1950s-style restaurant intended to invoke nostalgia of the decade complete with gold-record hits playing in the jukebox.

The 120-bed facility is the first of three planned assisted living and memory care communities the company is bringing to Riverside County.

CED’s next Renaissance Village community is slated for Murrieta, Calif., with construction commencing in the next few weeks or early spring, the company stated in a press release. An additional Renaissance Village project is also planned for Indio.

Brandywine Senior Living Dedicates New Pavilion at Delaware Facility

Brandywine Senior Living last month gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Peter J. Burke Jr. Memorial Pavilion, a new wing within the company’s Brandywine Senior Living at Seaside Pointe community in Rehoboth, Delaware, reports local Cape Gazette.

The Pavilion features two floors with 14 suites, dual dining rooms and kitchens, individual keypad-secured entries, living rooms, a sunroom and outdoor courtyard.

NYC Nonprofit Isabella Celebrates Grand Opening

Isabella, a New York City non-profit senior care provider, celebrated the official grand opening this week of a new post-acute and long-term care rehabilitation center at its nursing facility in Upper Manhattan.

The Rehabilitation Center offers an open environment, which includes three walls of plate glass windows to drench the therapeutic surroundings with natural lights and provide treetop cityscape views.

The atrium-like space lies within Isabella’s 705-bed Geriatric Center nursing home, which offers short- and long-term rehabilitation, and provides an area for patients to receive physical and occupational therapy treatments.

Other design features of the new building addition include a windowed kitchen, bedroom area and full bathroom area so patients can practice their respective therapies, along with state-of-the-art equipment.

There is also an apple green car that serves as a PT/OT tool meant to help patients get in and out of a vehicle safely as part of their recovery efforts to head back home.

Written by Jason Oliva

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