In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/9/16)

(Rendering of Landmark Memory Care located in Lafayette, Colo. — Photo courtesy of Landmark Memory Care)

Construction: Planned

Development of Thrive at Green Island Community Announced


Flournoy Development Company of Columbus, Ga. and Atlanta-Based Thrive Senior Living announced their partnership to develop Thrive at Green Island in Columbus, Ga. Flournoy will be the developer for the project and Thrive Senior Living will act as the operator.

The resort-quality assisted living community will be the first of its kind in Columbus. There will be 70 units that will feature meeting and entertainment venues, health care facilities, a spa, salon and world class dining.

The care provided at Thrive at Green Island will suit those who are completely independent to those who need more care, including memory care. There will be two distinct neighborhoods, one for assisted living and the other for memory care.


Ground will break later this year and the community plans to open late 2017. A welcome center will be open in spring of 2017 for future resident and team member inquiries.

W2 Partners with Bridgewood Property for Senior Housing Project, Austin 

A 206-unit senior living project, The Village at the Triangle, has been planned by a joint venture between Austin-based developer W2 Real Estate Partners and Bridgewood Property Co.

The Village at the Triangle will be on a 1.5-acre piece of land within the 30-acre Triangle development that was first created in 2004 in north central Austin.

The mixed-use property will include seven floors of apartments that will have assisted living and memory care service options, above a two-story parking structure. The average size of the luxury apartments will be 882 square feet, but will range in size from efficient memory care units to independent living two-bedroom apartments that are over 1,300 square feet.

The larger units will feature private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows that display the views of Austin’s skyline and the Texas Hill Country.

The Village at the Triangle will join the development that already has more than 750 apartments, 120,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and commercial space, a rehab hospital and a three-acre park.

W2 has partnered with House + Partners Architects and TBG Partners to handle the architecture and land planning, respectively. Construction is planned to begin in August and will be complete in early 2018.

Construction: In process

Ground Breaks at The Springs of Mill Lakes in Alabama

Construction on the new 55+ community, The Springs of Mill Lakes in Opelika, Ala. began this week with a formal groundbreaking ceremony by developer Allen C. Harris of Chapman H LLC.

This amenity-rich community will include 133 single-family custom homes surrounded by nature. The homes will be available in 10 different floorpans and a total of 20 elevations, designed by L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates and built by Alabama builders, Harris Doyle Homes of Birmingham and Auburn-based Homeworks of Alabama.

The project will span over 80 acres and includes two 3.5-acre mature lakes, a wandering creek and waterfalls. The area is also bordered on the west side by a 45-acre protected wildlife sanctuary.

The Springs of Mill Lakes is set to open for sales later this year.

Landmark Memory Care Building One of Three Underway in Colo.

Pinkard Construction Company is finishing the foundation and site utilities for Building One at Landmark Memory Care in Lafayette, Colo., owned by Hanson Health Holdings, LLC.

Building One on the 2.73-acre site will be a 9,395 square-foot wood-framed, manufactured stone veneer and stucco, single-story complex consisting of 18 memory care units, a commercial kitchen, dining room, common areas and lobby.

There will be individually packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) units to accomplish heating and cooling needs in the building.

The property, as a whole, will also require extensive infrastructure operations to build a road and roundabout to the campus. Framing is set to begin this month. The architecture and construction administration is provided by  Clear Creek Architects.

The Moorings, Presbyterian Homes Community Breaks Ground in Chicago Suburb

The Moorings of Arlington Heights, Ill., broke ground last week on a $70 million expansion project.

The project will include the construction of a new chapel/fellowship hall and 70 additional assisted living apartments that are scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. There will also be 20 new assisted living/memory support apartments that are scheduled to be completed in spring of 2019.

To celebrate the expansion, The Moorings held a ceremony and reception that was attended by many state and local dignitaries, as well as Presbyterian Homes’ board of directors, C-suite and upper-level management, residents and staff of the community.

Construction Begins on Heron’s Key Innovative Life Community in Gig Harbor, Wash.

The amenity-rich senior living community, Heron’s Key, in the waterfront community of Gig Harbor, began construction with wood framing on its independent apartment homes and steel construction for the community’s clubhouse last week.

The first phase of the project will include 194 apartments and cottage homes, 36 assisted living suites and 45 skilled nursing private rooms.

The clubhouse will include multiple restaurant-style dining venues, a fitness center, salon, massage and day spa, barber shop, creative arts studio and library. There will also be nature walk trails, a pond and an onsite health center developed.

This will be the first Life Care (also known as a continuing care retirement community) community in Pierce County and the largest project ever to be built in Gig Harbor. It is expected to open in early 2017.

Project Underway at Wind Crest’s Long Ridge in Highlands Ranch, Colo. for $33.2 Million

The construction of the fourth new residence building in three years at Wind Crest retirement community has begun.

The building, situated against the Rocky Mountains, will have 99 apartment homes, which will include a mix of one- and two-bedroom plans. The apartments will be varied in size and layout to accommodate different lifestyles and price ranges.

Each apartment will come with standard design details that will include wood floors in the foyer, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware and a combination of recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen.

This $33.2 million project will include several restaurants, fitness centers, a salon-spa, a Red Rocks catering room and a 230-seat arts and enrichment center.

To connect the new and original neighborhoods will be an enclosed sky bridge with all-season access.

The architect for the project is Dallas-based, JHP and the contractor is Brinkmann Constructors. The project is expected to be completed in early summer 2017.

Erickson Living is the operator of Wind Crest.

Construction: Completed

Silverado The Huntington Memory Care Community Celebrates $6 Million Expansion

To meet the rapidly growing need for dementia care in California, Silverado The Huntington memory care community in Alhambra, Calif,. decided it was time for renovations, expansions and remodeling. The community held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the completion of the project.

The $6 million project increased the square footage of the community from 19,000 to 32,000 and now accommodates 38 more residents, bringing its total capacity to 65.

The majority of the renovations incorporate award-winning dementia care design that includes Feng Shui, construction and craftsmanship, specifically engineered for those with memory loss.

The expansion’s exterior was made to match the California tuscan-style architecture and exterior renovations and remodeling include a decorative balustrade system on the porch; detailed glazed brick columns with egg and dart crown molding and wrought iron railings on a second-floor balcony.

Written by Alana Stramowski

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