In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/13/16)

Photo of The Sheridan and Creve Coeur, located in Creve Coeur, Mo.— Photo courtesy of Senior Lifestyle Corporation

Construction: Planned

Land Purchased for Senior Community, Calif.


Carlton Senior Living based in Concord, Calif. has acquired 3.68 acres of land in Santa Rosa, Calif. for its newest senior housing community. It is anticipated to cost over $30 million for the construction of the facility.

The company plans to seek approval for more than 138 rental apartments that will include independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community’s memory care program however will be separate and will feature individual apartments and a dedicated living room, fireplace, private courtyard as well as indoor and outdoor dining options.

Once complete, Santa Rosa residents will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities and entertainment in a comfortable, family-friendly environment.


Senior Community Expansion Planned in Ontario

Greenwood Retirement Communities, based in Toronto, Ontario, plans to expand its Harmony Hill Retirement Community located in Oshawa, Ontario. The expansion will be considered Phase II or “The Forest”.

The additional building will be four stories high and will add an additional 80 independent living suites to the existing 74 independent living and 132 retirement suites.

There will be 24 one-bedroom plus den units and will be 755 square feet, and there will be 56 two-bedroom plus den units that will average 1,100 square feet. All units will include full kitchens with appliances, in-suite laundry and balconies.

The project is schedule to break ground in spring 2017 and open in the summer 2018. The Forest will be a $26 million investment.

Koelsch Communities Planning $35 Million Community 

A new independent living community in Modesto, Calif. is underway. The Park at Modesto will be a $35 million community with 135 independent living homes.

Operated by Koelsch Communities, each home at The Park at Modest will feature full sized kitchens with stainless steel appliances, open floor spaces, washer and dryer in each home with mantled fireplaces. Each home will be just under 160,000 square feet.

The community will also offer restaurant dining options as well as on-the-go options from a bistro. Other amenities include a theater room, club lounge and woodworking shop.

Construction is slated to begin this fall. Madrona Point Development is developer in partnership with RJ Development. Koelsch Construction will serve as general contractor for the project.

Senior Community in Dallas to Add New Tower Expansion

Dallas-based C.C. Young is adding a $84 million 10-story residential tower to its 20-acre campus. The campus includes eight buildings that offer independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and rehabilitation.

The new building will be 325,000 square feet and will include 221 residential units for assisted living and memory care. There will also be some units for skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients.

The tower will overlook White Rock Lake and is set to open mid 2018. D2 Architecture is handling the design of the building and Hill & Wilkinson is the general contractor.

Construction: In progress

Senior Lifestyle Memory Care-Focused Community Underway

Located in Creve Coeur, Mo., Senior Lifestyle Corporation (SLC) has its second of several senior living communities in its plans in metro St. Louis.

The Sheridan in Creve Coeur will be the only community though that will focus solely on residents with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

The $17 million, 53-unit community will be 42,000 square feet including 14,000 square feet of common area including family-style great rooms, gourmet kitchen areas, dining rooms, sun porch and fitness space.

Designated indoor and outdoor gardens will be dedicated to support SLC’s signature “Embrace” programs, which involve cooking, aromatherapy, literature appreciation, gardening and other activities.

The Sheridan in Creve Coeur has opened its welcome center and has plans to open in early 2017.

New Senior Living Community to Open Soon

Emerald Trace, located in Elsmere, Ky., is set to open its doors in December, one year after construction began on the $14 million senior living community.

The community, seated on 16 acres of land, will offer 74 skilled nursing and memory care residences split between two buildings. One will house 34 short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation residences and the other will be for 20 memory care and 20 long-term skilled nursing residents.

Emerald Trace is being designed in the household model to balance independent apartment space with a variety of common areas  such as kitchens, living rooms and dining areas.

Construction: Complete

Heartis Senior Living Community Near Houston Open

Heartis Cypress, located in Cypress, Texas, is now open. The 78-unit, 63,000 square foot community will be dedicated to assisted living and memory care.

Developed and owned by Caddis Partners, headquartered in Dallas, the community is a city within the community. There is a movie theater, 1950’s-style ice cream parlor, art studio, auto repair, planting nursery and beauty/barber shop.

There are also three interior courtyards, one of which is dedicated to memory care. Other amenities include chef-prepared meals, housekeeping and laundry services, personal transportation, assistance with activities of daily living as well as stimulation daily programming and activities.

The architect for Heartis Cypress was Austin, Texas-based KATUS and financing was provided by the Dallas office of Amegy Bank.

Community in Aurora, Ill. Near Completion

The Aurora St. Charles Senior Living community is nearly complete. The community will have 60 units for independent living in downtown Aurora. The project is part of a $24 million development that began in February 2016. The first residents plan to move in in December.

Aurora St. Charles, which was formerly St. Charles hospital, will have a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom floorpans, all of which will have spacious living/dining venues as well as open kitchens.

When complete, the community will feature several shared amenity spaces, including a large community room in the hospital’s former chapel that will house a library/reading room and separate computer area. Residents will also be able to enjoy outside walking paths and community gardens.

Evergreen Real Estate Group collaborated with Invest Aurora, the Northern Lights Development Corporation, the city of Aurora, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and many other private lenders and investors to fund the $24 million project.

Written by Alana Stramowski

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