In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/7/16)

Construction: Planned

Autumn Senior Living, Lindell Investments Plan $24 Million Community in Fla.

Gulf Coast assisted living developer Autumn Senior Living and Lindell Investments, a Tampa-based real estate developer, have finalized plans to begin construction on a new assisted living and memory care campus in the Tampa suburb of Westchase, Florida.


Autumn of Westchase is set to break ground in the second quarter of 2016, with an expected completion in 2017. Autumn estimates the cost of the project at over $24 million.

Plans call for 122 spacious apartments in a three-story structure. Included within the campus will be two restaurants serving the latest in Mediterranean and gluten-free cuisine, as well as old favorites, Autumn stated in a release. 

Beyond the apartments, Autumn will offer residents assistance with activities of daily living, along with a full range of physical and occupational therapy services.


Autumn of Westchase is designed in cooperation with the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. The project will create more than 60 professionals jobs, including medical care providers, nurses, administrators and physical therapy specialists.

Over the last four decades, Autumn Senior Living has managed 45 properties totaling 3,600 units.

Life Care Services Plans $40 Million Waco, TX Community

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Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services has begun land clearing for a $40 million senior living community in Waco, Texas, reports

The development, dubbed The Delaney at Lake Waco, will be a four-story, 167-unit complex offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. 

Upscale amenities will also be featured, such as a theater, library, exercise and wellness room, a large dining room and extensive landscaping of the campus grounds. 

Residential accommodations will include 80 independent living units, 55 assisted living areas and 32 memory care units. 

The Delaney at Lake Waco will be built on Fish Pond Road near Ridgewood Country Club.

The project is one of several similar communities LCS is developing in the Texas areas of Katy, League City and Georgetown.  

Construction: In process

Brookdale, HCP Expand Indianapolis CCRC Campus

Prompted by Indiana’s aging demographics, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is expanding one of its continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in Indianapolis to better serve the assisted living and memory care needs of the city’s aging population. 

The $11 million project at Robin Run Village is part of a capital investment and community management joint venture between Brookdale and HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP). 

Expansion plans call for the addition of a three-story building—the top floor of which will offer 25 apartments for residents with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Brookdale’s Clare Bridge program of care will be implemented for residents living in this wing of the new building, which will also provide a spa, rooftop terrace and pergola. 

On the first and second floors, Brookdale will offer 43 assisted living apartments and a variety of amenities, including a library, activity rooms, bistro/pub area, lounge and private dining rooms. 

With the completion of this expansion project, Robin Run Village will now be able to accommodate approximately 700 residents on its 86-acre campus. 

By 2030, seniors are expected to comprise 20% of Indiana’s population, compared to 13% in 2010, according to the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business—statistics cited by Brookdale in its announcement of the forthcoming expansion project.

Meanwhile, the number of Hoosiers with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to rise 18% between 2015 and 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Robin Run Village is located in Indianapolis at 5354 West 62nd Street.  

Atlas Senior Living Begins Construction of Lexington, Ky. Community

Birmingham, Alabama-based Atlas Senior Living is currently underway on the construction of a new upscale senior living community in Lexington, Kentucky.

Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm will provide three levels of care, including independent living, assisted living and memory care services. 

Elegant apartment homes, all-day dining and community activity programming will support residents living in the 114-unit independent living portion of the community. 

Soon to follow the development of the independent living environment will be 38 personal care units and 15 memory care units. These living spaces will be located just steps away from The Willows at Frits Farm and its skilled nursing and rehabilitation options.

With a projected completion for spring 2017, Legacy Reserve will feature a modern, chic design by DMK Development of Louisville. 

In terms of amenities, the new community will feature upscale dining options, a heated indoor salt-water swimming pool, resident common areas, a Sports Bar, library, cleaning and transportation services, a day-spa for hair and nail appointments, along with an exercise room.

The Arbor Company, Capitol Seniors Housing Break Ground on Va. Memory Care Community

Arbor Terrace Fairfax, a memory care community, is currently under construction in Fairfax, Virginia. 

Scheduled for opening in spring 2017, the new community is being developed by Washington, D.C.-based Capitol Seniors Housing in partnership with Artisan Land Group, LLC of Oakton, Virginia. Upon completion, Atlanta-based The Arbor Company will operate the community.

Within its single-story structure, Arbor Terrace Fairfax will offer 48 memory care units, 24 of which are dedicated for residents who need moderate to full assistance with their activities of daily living. 

For residents in the transitional stage, who need more help than offered by assisted living but don’t yet need full-service memory care, Arbor Terrace will feature 24 Bridges residences.

In total, the new community can accommodate up to 54 residents and is expected to create approximately 50 new full-time jobs. 

All residents will be able to enjoy access to a wide range of support services and amenities, including a physical therapy and rehab area, bistro, salon and gourmet dining, as well as Arbor’s Dining with Dignity program. 

Moseley Architects designed the community, and interior design was provided by Mosaic Design Studio. The general contractor for the project is Scott Long. 

Winter Construction Begins Work on Canterfield Senior Living Project in Ga. 

Atlanta-based Medical Development Corp. has chosen Winter Construction to serve as general contractor to build a new Canterfield Senior Living community in Kennesaw, Georgia, reports Metro Altanta CEO.  

The new Canterfield Senior Living of Kennesaw facility, which will include three floors and 74,000-square-feet, has an expected completion date for the first phase of development in Spring 2017.

Atlanta-based architecture firm Corcoran Ota Group designed the community. 

MDC launched the Canterfield luxury senior living brand in 2011. The company has selected Winter Construction to also build several similar Canterfield facilities in Franklin, Tennessee, and Bluffton, South Carolina.  

Construction: Completed

Five Star Senior Living Expands Memory Care Suites at Somerford House & Place of Hagerstown

Newton, Massachusetts-based provider Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) this week announced it has completed an expansion project for the Bridge to Rediscovery (BTR) neighborhood at Somerford House & Place of Hagerstown in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The extension, which is designed to maximize natural light throughout the community, features 16 modernized private suites, custom stonework in common areas, buffet-style dining and three secure outdoor gardens. 

Five Star’s BTR program is designed specifically to meet the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The program caters to the distant capabilities, interests and favorable activities of each resident, while also encouraging family involvement every step of the way.

Benchmark Senior Living Opens $34 Million Expansion at Mass. Community

Waltham, Massachusetts-based Benchmark Senior Living recently opened a new expansion on the campus of The Commons in Lincoln, Massachusetts, reports Banker & Tradesman.

With the new expansion, The Commons campus now offers assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, as well as inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. 

The $34 million development includes amenities such as wireless internet, on-site physical therapy and clinical examination rooms. A campus wellness center will be staffed by CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc. 

Written by Jason Oliva

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