In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/27/15)

(The Blake at Oxford in Oxford, Miss. – Photo Courtesy of The Blake at Oxford)

Construction: Planned

Abby Development Plans Two Senior Living Projects for Texas, Louisiana

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Dallas-based developer, owner and operator of luxury senior housing communities, Abby Development, this week announced plans to build two new projects in Burleson, Texas and Lafayette, La.

Expected to break ground in late 2016, Arabella of Burleson will be a 279,106-square-foot community that will feature 100 independent living units, 30 independent living cottages, 52 assisted living units and 30 memory care units.

Though not finalized, the total project costs for Arabella of Burleson are estimated at $35 million, a representative from Abby Development told SHN.

In Louisiana, Abby Development is scheduled to break ground in late 2016 on Arabella of Lafayette, a 295,000-square-foot community that will feature 100 independent living units, 34 independent living cottages, 52 assisted living units and 36 memory care units.

The estimated project costs for Arabella of Lafayette are $43 million.

Both resort-style campuses will include upscale amenities such as indoor/outdoor swimming pools, a stocked fishing lake with walking trails, movie theaters and more.

Abby Development currently owns and operates six senior housing communities in Texas. The company will operate both the Burleson and Lafayette communities once constructed.

Construction: In process

$61 Million San Antonio Senior Living Community to Open Summer 2016

Watercrest at Dominion, a new luxury $61 million senior living community in San Antonio, Texas, is slated to open in early summer 2016, according to Integrated Real Estate Group, the parent company of Watercrest.

The development includes an independent living building with 230 senior apartments and an assisted living building called The Isle at Dominion with 105 apartments.

For retirees who want a more private residence, Watercrest at Dominion offers 10 private villas that will stand apart from the community, but still allow its residents to enjoy all the benefits of the community. Villas will have full kitchens, nine-foot ceilings, granite countertops and full washer/dryer connections.

The community also features an outdoor pool designed primarily for water aerobics and lap swimming. The main building features a full commercial kitchen, dining room, coffee shop, theater room, beauty/nail/massage salon, activity room, country store, fitness and aerobics room, home health agency and leasable storage units.

Pre-sales for future residents age 55 and older are currently open, and apartments are scheduled to be available for move-in by May 2016.

Watercrest at Dominion is located at 6870 Heuermann Road in San Antonio.

Senior Living Construction Picks Up in Chicago Suburbs

A recent article from the Chicago Tribune highlighted some recent developments in the Chicago suburbs of Woodridge and Westmont, where senior living projects are currently in the works.

Horizon Senior Living is currently building a four-story senior housing community at 8099 Janes Ave in Woodridge, Ill. The project will feature 93 one- and two-bedroom apartments that will rent between $330 and $875 per month for smaller units, and $774 to $975 per month for larger units.

Within its 96,000-square-foot structure, the community will include a library, living room, game room, community room, exercise room and computer room. Courtyards, walking paths and a 100-space parking lot will also be included.

Vouchers will be available through the DuPage Housing Authority for 19 of the community’s units. Construction is slated to be completed by August.

In other recent senior housing construction news for the Chicago suburbs, Chicago-based Pathway Senior Living is currently building a new assisted living community on the 300 block of west 63rd Street in Westmont, Ill.

This project calls for 75 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and another 34 memory care studios, plus dining rooms, activity rooms, a library, chapel and outdoor walking paths.

Construction: Completed

Blake Management Group Opens Two New Miss. Communities

This week, Blake Management Group, LLC (BMG) announced the openings of two new senior living communities in the Mississippi markets of Oxford and Starkville.

In Oxford, Cardinal Ventures, Inc., based in Ridgeland, Miss., developed an 85,000-square-foot community that offers 66 assisted living suite options in both one- and two-bedroom suites, along with 34 memory support suites.

The Blake at Oxford opened earlier this month and is now accepting residents.

In Starkville, BMG earlier this month opened The Claiborne at Adelaide, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community adjacent to the Starkville Country Club.

Residents at The Claiborne are able to take advantage of various amenities like outdoor recreational activities, including a national wildlife refuge, nature trails, woodlands, lakes and parks; an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment establishments; vibrant arts and cultural venues including Starkville Community Theater, Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra, local art galleries, and more.

OCH Regional Medical Center is also nearby the community.

Five Star Senior Living Completes Rehab to Home Addition at Ky. Facility

Newton, Mass.-based Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) this week announced the completion of its short-term rehabilitation unit for seniors at Lexington Country Place in Lexington, Ky.

Branded as “Rehab to Home,” the unit is designed for short-term rehabilitation and features private suites with hotel-like amenities, including concierge services, high-speed Wi-Fi, high definition TVs, and a dining menu inspired by celebrity chef, Brad Miller.

Lexington Country Place also features amenities such as restaurant-style dining, social and recreational activities, regular outings, an in-house beauty salon, games room, fitness classes, a library, transportation, along with laundry and housekeeping services.

The community is located near Lexington’s downtown, the University of Kentucky, as well as prominent area hospitals, and also sits in the heart of the Bluegrass Horse Region and neighboring historical districts.

Residents Moving Into Fla. CCRC in Time for Christmas

The first residents who purchased apartments in The Arlington of Naples, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) have already started moving into the building in East Naples, Fla., just in time for the approaching holiday, reports Naples Daily News.

The new $195 million community built on 39 acres missed its October 19 move-in date for residents who purchased luxury independent apartments in the main building.

Residents of 25 apartments will move-in during the last two weeks of 2015 at The Arlington of Naples, which offers 128 total luxury apartments, besides stand-alone villas, the assisted living facility and skilled nursing center. Only the independent living accommodations, however, faced the delays.

The Arlington of Naples was developed by Lutheran Life Communities,  a Ill.-based not-for-profit senior housing provider.

Written by Jason Oliva

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