In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/23/15)

(Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington, Ind. — Photo courtesy of Mainstreet and Trilogy Health Services)

Construction: Planned

Benchmark Senior Living to Break Ground in Woburn, Mass.


The Wellesley, Mass.-based operator will break ground on their newest senior living community, Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn, on July 29th at 10:30.

This $30 million development project will bring “many” construction jobs to the area and when completed will employ approximately 70 people, Benchmark stated in a release. The project is also estimated to provide $150,000 in annual city tax revenue and $140,000 in one-time building fees.

Benchmark at Woburn will have 87 apartments—67 for assisted living and 20 for those needing memory care in a secured neighborhood.


The development, located at One Cedar Street in Woburn, marks the company’s 52nd community.

Emerald Communities to Break Ground Next Month on $150 Million CCRC

Heron’s Key, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) sponsored by Emerald Communities, will break ground August 19 on its $150 million development in Gig Harbor, Wash.

The CCRC is situated on nearly 18 acres in lush woodland in the Harbor Hill neighborhood of Gig Harbor. This setting will provide service and amenities to residents age-55 and older across independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing.

In May, Heron’s Key was granted a Certificate of Need from the Washington State Department of Health to offer on-site nursing beds to residents.

Starling Senior Living Buys Site for Fla. Senior Living Project

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Starling Senior Living recently purchased a site in Palm Coast, Fla. for the development of a 98-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community, the company told SHN in an email.

Situated in close proximity to a multitude of cultural, shopping and health care offerings, the state-of-the-art community will feature resort-style amenities, including a full-service spa, gourmet dining and an expansive lakefront promenade.

Starling is currently in the design phase of the project and plans to break ground in January 2016.

This project will be Starling’s fourth development located in the State of Florida.

Hawaii Developer Plans Third Oahu Senior Living Community

Honolulu-based Cove Development Inc. is in the early stages of planning a third memory care facility in Nuuanu on the island of Oahu, reports Pacific Business News.

Although Cove is not yet under contract, the company said it is considering the possibility of developing the new memory care facility, which would be its third following the Hale Kuike memory care properties it developed in the Honolulu neighborhood of Nuuanu and in Kaneohe in Windward Oahu.

Construction: In process

Caddis Building New Heartis Community for Arlington, Texas

Dallas-based health care real estate firm Caddis is in the process of building one of its Heartis Senior Living-branded communities in Arlington, Texas.

The company is currently developing and will own Heartis Arlington, a 67,000-square-foot, one-story community that will offer assisted living and memory care just 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth.

Scheduled to open in spring 2016, Heartis Arlington will feature 81 units of assisted living and memory care, as well as a range of amenities, including a large, secured courtyard, outdoor walking paths, game and activity rooms, beauty/barber shop, relaxing common areas and high-quality Class A finishes.

Upon completion, the community will be managed by Frontier Management, which is headquartered in Portland, Ore. and is managing several other Heartis communities in Texas.

The architect for Heartis Arlington is Austin, Texas-based Pi Architects Inc., and the general contractor is the Dallas office of Weis Builders.

Construction debt financing is being provided by Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Bank, NA.

Ebenezer Management Services Nears Opening of Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living

Developed by United Properties and managed by Ebenezer Management Services, Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living of Forest Lake will open its doors August 3.

Built by Weis Construction of Minneapolis and designed by Kaas Wilson Architects, Cherrywood Pointe features 96 apartments—70 independent and assisted living apartments, 22 private memory care apartments and four care suites for “enhanced assisted living,” according to a release on the project.

Most of the independent living and assisted living apartments include full-size kitchens, dishwashers, walk-in closets, washers and dyers and private balconies.

For amenities, the community features chef-prepared meals, heated underground parking, a movie theater, chapel, salon, library, private dining room, community room, billiard and card rooms, craft room and fitness center. Outside amenities include landscaped grounds, community decks and patios.

The four-story, 145,000-square-foot development is located at 231 W. Broadway Ave. in Forest Lake, Minn., adjacent to the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail and within walking distance of the lake and Lakeside Park.

Edward Rose & Sons Grows Senior Housing Portfolio in the Midwest

Edward Rose & Sons, a privately-held Michigan real estate development and management company, is expanding its senior housing footprint with three new developments that will break ground this year.

The three communities are located in Avon, Ohio; Novi, Mich.; and  Carmel, Ind.

Avon is a 175-unit community scheduled to open in the summer of 2016 on a 32-acre site next to the Cleveland Clinic’s Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. The project includes 72 independent living apartments, 65 assisted living units, 38 memory care rooms and two guest suites.

This project is the first phase of a larger development planned by Edward Rose. The second phase, which is in the early pre-development planning stage, will include age-restricted townhomes.

In Novi, Mich., construction is slated to begin in early fall 2015 for Rose Senior Living Providence Park, a 182-unit development with a target opening date of fall 2017. The community will be located on the campus of St. John Providence Hospital, and will offer 69 independent living, 75 assisted living and 38 memory care units.

In Carmel, Ind., Edward Rose plans to begin construction this fall on a 159-unit senior community due to open in the summer of 2017. This project is part of an overall master-planned development that will include an $80 million development in Carmel’s Old Meridian District that also will feature a mix of townhomes and apartments, a boutique hotel and retail space.

The senior housing community will have 69 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living and 30 memory care units.

All three nee Rose Senior Living communities will be managed by Ecumen, which owns or manages 38 communities across the Upper Midwest.

Sodalis Elder Living Building New Assisted Living Community Near San Antonio

Texas-based senior living provider Sodalis Elder Living earlier this month announced plans to open a state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care facility in Fair Oaks, Texas, in the fall of 2016.

Sodalis at Fair Oaks, which will be located at Starr Ranch Road and the Interstate 10 frontage road, will provide senior living services within a home-like environment accented with upscale amenities, Sodalis said in a release.

Cara Capital LLC is the developer of the project and Round Rock-based Oakbrook Builders is the general contractor.

Sodalis also recently announced the groundbreaking of its new facility, Sodalis at Stone Oak, in north San Antonio. Cara Capital and Oakbrook Builders also assisted with this project.

Construction: Completed

Mainstreet, Trilogy Health Services Open Newest Next Generation Facility

Carmel, Ind.-based Mainstreet and Trilogy Health Services, based in Louisville, Ky., celebrated the opening of their newest collaborative Next Generation development: Stonecroft Health Campus.

Located at 363 S. Fieldstone Blvd. in Bloomington, Ind., Stonecroft Health Campus provides post-acute (short-stay rehabilitation and therapy) and assisted living.

The facility is designed to reflect the collegiate community of Bloomington, which is home to Indiana University.

With 92 beds and 66,197-square-feet, the property features amenities such as a large therapy gym, an outdoor rehabilitation courtyard, a movie theatre, a game room, a spa and a bocce ball court. The property also offers various dining options, including an on-site chef, a pub, a kitchen, restaurant-style fining and a juice/smoothie bar.

In total, the project represents a community investment of $13.3 million and led to the creation of 318 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs.

Mainstreet developed Stonecroft Health Campus and Trilogy operates the facility.

Presbyterian Senior Living Completes Renovations at St. Andrew’s Village CCRC

St. Andrew’s Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living community in Indiana, Pa., recently opened a 1,700-square-foot Community Living and Learning Center, along with two garden courtyards—new spaces that are part of a $10 million modernization project.

The Living and Learning Center holds up to 100 people, boasts state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and technology integration, and serves as a multi-functional gathering place for community events.

The Center also serves as a multi-faith chapel space for religious services and meetings. Double stained-glass doors were donated fro a local church to create a chapel-style feeling.

Renovations also included over 14,000-square-feet of outdoor gardens that were created in two courtyards located on each end of the healthcare center. These areas have raised gardens, lush greenery, dining tables, benches, bird feeders and therapy features—all designed to support an active community life.

The courtyard adjacent to the short-term rehab neighborhood at the CCRC was specifically designed to provide an outdoor therapy clinic. Five different surfaces were strategically incorporated into the courtyards to facilitate therapy for the short-term rehab patients, including river rock, grass, stepping-stones, mulch and paved parkways.

This allows patients to practice daily life tasks such as hanging clothes on a clothesline, planting flowers, watering a garden and walking to a mailbox.

Currently, St. Andrew’s Village is undergoing the final phases of its transformation, which includes renovation of the 30-bed Crosslands long-term care neighborhood and core support center. Completion is expected in November 2015 with a public grand opening to follow.

Written by Jason Oliva

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