In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/23/16)

(Photo of view from Kalākaua Gardens located in Honolulu, Hawaii — Photo courtesy of Kalākaua Gardens)

Construction: Planned

Pinkard Construction Plans Mixed-Use Senior Community, Aurora, Colo.


One of three housing projects that were awarded federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority is planned to be a mixed-use building that will include 24 townhome-style units for seniors.

The Village at Westerly Creek 3 is a redevelopment of Aurora Housing Authority’s former Buckingham Gardens project, located in Aurora, Colo.

The cost of the project will be $15.5 million and will include community gardens and ample outdoor gathering space. The architects from Studio Completiva are behind the project. Pinkard Construction is set to break ground in the first half of 2017.


Memory Care Community Planned in Kirkland, Wash.

A Koelsch Communities state-of-the-art $24 million memory care community, Jefferson House, is in being planned in Kirkland, Wash, just steps away from Koelsch Communities Madison House.

Jefferson House Memory Care Community will have space for 80 residents throughout three floors and over 72,000 square feet.

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The community will feature living rooms with fireplaces, sunrooms, private dining rooms for family gatherings, enclosed exterior courtyards and a beauty salon. There will be licensed nurses serving residents 24 hours a day.

Jefferson House is planned to break ground in July. The developers from Madrona Point Development and RJ Development are behind the project. Koelsch Construction will serve as the general contractors for Jefferson House.

Belmont Village Senior Living Plans Chicago Assisted Living Community

On the site of the former Children’s Memorial campus, a senior housing facility is planned to be built as a part of larger $350 million project on the six-acre site in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago.

The project is a joint venture between Chicago-based Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and Houston-based Belmont Village Senior Living.

Belmont Village Lincoln Park plans to include about 160 assisted living and memory care unity in the building. The demolition will be completed by the start of 2017 and the community plans to open in the fourth quarter 2018.

Belmont Village is the developer, owner and operator for the project.

Key West Senior Living Community Set to Break Ground

A new $24.6 million senior living community in Key West will break ground in August. The Poinciana Gardens Senior Living Center will include studio, one- and two-bedroom units for assisted living and supported independent living.

The assisted living apartments will include a 24-hour a day nurse and will accommodate 56 residents and the supported independent apartments will be for older adults who can mostly support themselves.

Key West Senior Development LLC is the developer for the center and there operator of the facility will be Michigan-based American Senior Living.

Construction: In process

New Perspective Senior Living Community Underway in Wis. 

A new assisted living/independent living and memory care community in Brown Deer, Wis. is set to open in early August.

New Perspective Senior Living will be able to serve 133 residents in its 153,000-square-foot community. There will be approximately 46-memory care and 87 assisted and independent living units ranging in size from 2-bedroom layouts to large studios.

The community will include a state-of-the-art fitness and therapy center, a warm water pool, a restaurant-style dining service, a sidewalk cafe-inspired bistro, a brain fitness center and an Irish pub with a dance hall.

New $63 Million Senior Community Breaks Ground 

Construction of Bridgewater Park, a senior living community in Marion County, Fla. is underway. The 35-acre site will include 310 individual suites that include varying levels of care.

Of those suites, 100 will be private suites for residents who may need help with daily activities, 120 private suites will be for those in need of around the clock nursing and rehab care, 70 apartments will be for independent living and 20 apartments will be dedicated to residents in need of memory care.

The community will include a health spa, theater, gym, indoor garden, snack shop and town square.

Bridgewater Park is expected to open sometime in the summer of 2017.

Kalākaua Gardens Set to Open Next Month, Honolulu 

The first of its kind in Hawaii, Kalākaua Gardens will provide independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation services and Medicare-approved skilled nursing and hospice, all under the same roof.

The community is managed by Avalon Health Care Group and is spread across a 17-floor complex with views of the surrounding island. Residents will enjoy ‘ohana’ style living, which is a distinct life approach that is masterfully curated and centered around family, friendships, community, hobbies and exceptional health and well-being.

Kalākaua also plans to have its own gentle and well-trained dog for the residents. The community plans to open in early July and has limited spaces available for potential residents.

Memory Care Community Begins $10.9 Million Construction

A new senior living community specializing in memory care has broke ground in Simpsonville, N.C. The Pearl at Five Forks will be a 33,974-square-foot building on 3.53 acres of land.

The community will include 48 secured suites, designed specifically for seniors with memory loss and will also include a variety of common space areas with easy access to outdoor patios, gazebo and courtyards.

The Pearl at Five Forks is by Phoenix Signature Senior Living and will be partnering with Memory Care Centers of America. The project is expected to be completed in January 2017.

Construction: Completed

Kisco Senior Living Community Unveils Renovations, Virginia Beach

A Kisco Senior Living community in Virginia Beach, Va. celebrates 25 years with new renovations of the assisted living portion of First Colonial Inn.

The makeover included a new lobby with an attached bar and bistro, sunlit dining room, an enhanced wellness center with the latest fitness equipment and an updated beauty salon. There are upgrades ongoing in the residences and corridors through the independent and assisted living community.

Written by Alana Stramowski

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