In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/11/16)

(Rendering of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus, located in Bridgeport, Conn. — Photo courtesy of  Perkins Eastman)

Construction: Planned

Omega Communities Plans New Senior Living Community


A partnership between Greenbrier Development, Omega Communities and Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church has sparked plans for a new senior living community in south Atlanta, Lake Vista.

The community will be 205,000 square feet and will include 120 independent living apartments, 32 memory care apartments and 42 assisted living apartments.

Lake Vista will be an integral part of Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church’s Ministry Village. Residents will be able to enjoy amenities such as a fitness center, a variety of dining areas, a pool, a bocce ball court, a spa, courtyards, gardens and multi-purpose spaces for flexible uses.


The $30 million project is being led by Three: Living Architecture and is expected to break ground in early 2017.

New $18.4 Million Koelsch Community Planned

In Colorado Springs, Colo., Koelsch Senior Communities is developing a new set of craftsman cottages for independent living as well as a memory care community, Springs Ranch Memory Care.

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The $18.4 million project will be home to 72 residents who may require services related to memory loss and 12 resident cottages in a neighborhood setting. The campus expects to open in the spring of 2017 and hire 50 team members.

This is the first Koelsch community in Colorado. Springs Ranch is being developed by Madrona Point Development and Koelsch Construction will serve as general contractor.

Construction: In progress

New Senior Living Community Underway, Clarksville, Tenn.

On six acres of land in Clarksville, Tenn., a new senior living community is underway. Arcadia Clarksville will include independent living, assisted living and memory care services.

The 80,000 square-foot community is in the early phases of construction, which includes 79 studio apartments as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Once complete, residents will be able to enjoy a fitness center, outdoor walking path, library, baking kitchen, art studio, small dog park, theatre, happy hour and Internet lounge, terrace, patio with a fire pit, restaurant style dining room and a private dining room for more private occasions with friends and family.

DMK Development partnered with Arcadia Communities for this project. Arcadia Clarksville will be complete summer 2017.

Erickson Community Opens Next Week, Mich.

A new $26 million residence building is set to open next week in Novi, Mich. The construction at Fox Run retirement community is already 75% reserved and has 116 apartments in a mix of one- and two-bedroom homes.

The project is two months ahead of schedule. Brinkman Construction is serving as general contractor for the project and Lantz-Boggio Architects designed the community.

Erickson Living will manage Fox Run.

Commonwealth Assisted Living Expands

Commonwealth Assisted Living is expanding its Front Royal, Va. community with completion scheduled for September 1, 2016.

The 4,308 square-foot expansion will include four assisted living suites as well as four new Sweet Memories suites.

The new assisted living suites will have private bathrooms, closets and kitchenettes. The Sweet Memories suites will also have private bathrooms and closets.

Other amenities that residents can enjoy include activities that stimulate the mind and body, farm-to-table dining options, 24-hour staffing, personal care services, weekly housekeeping and medication management.

Ground to Break Soon on $20 Million Senior Community, Colo.

Balfour Senior Living has partnered with United Properties to build a new assisted living facility in Littleton, Colo. The community will include 56 assisted living apartments and 26 memory care units.

This will be Balfour’s third senior living community in the Denver area. Assisted living units will range between $4,500 and $6,500 per month and memory care units will be between $6,000 and $7,000 per month.

Construction will begin soon on the community, which will be the first time Balfour has partnered with United Properties.

Construction: Complete

Jewish Senior Services Community Celebrates Grand Opening

In Bridgeport, Conn., a grand opening ceremony was held for the opening of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus. The new community will offer assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation.

The four-story building consists of 280 private rooms for skilled care, which includes memory support. On each floor there are residential spaces organized into two clusters of three households.

Each household comprises of 14 rooms that are situated around their own shared kitchen, dining room, common area and clinical support space.

KBE Building Corporation served as the project’s construction manager and Perkins Eastman designed the community.

Skilled Nursing and Rehab Community Opens in Texas

An SPJST Senior Living community in Taylor, Texas has expanded their campus to include skilled nursing, post acute rehabilitation and memory care. The new construction is small house-inspired living.

The construction, which began in 2010 by Pi Architects, repositioned the original assisted living building and increases the capacity to 60 residents.

The second phase of the project enlarged the active campus to 18.9 acres and the third phase included the construction of independent living cottages.

There are now six houses of 16 residents per house, which include dedicated living, dining and activity areas.

Written by Alana Stramowski

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