In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/17/16)

(Rendering of The Blake at Edgewater located in Indian Land, S.C. — photo courtesy of The Blake)

Construction: Planned

Thrive Senior Living Announces New Community in Florida


In partnership with Fortress Ventures and Compass Real Estate, Thrive Senior Living has announced the development a new senior living community in Naples, Fla., Thrive at Naples.

The community will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care. There will be 197 units with a dedicated memory care neighborhood.

Thrive at Naples will feature a wellness center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a second floor patio that will offer afternoon happy hour and a full salon with a massage room.


Construction: In progress

Ground Broken at New MorningStar Community

A new senior living community is underway in West Des Moines, Iowa. A joint effort from MorningStar and Confluent Development, MorningStar Senior Living at Jordan Creek will offer 85 suites for assisted living and memory care.

The 71,643-square-foot community will have 56 suites dedicated to assisted living and 29 for memory care. The layouts of the units will range from studio to two-bedroom suites and will be 340- to 1,200-square-feet.

MorningStar at Jordan Creek expects to be complete in November 2017, but an information center will open in March 2017.

Rosemann & Associates is the architect for the project and Thoma-Holec Design is the interior designer.

Construction Underway on $44 Million Senior Community in Canada

Owner and operator, Revera has broken ground on a new senior living community in Edmonton, Canada.

The community, dubbed McConachie Gardens, will features 160 suites in total. Of these, 104 suites will be dedicated to independent living, 28 for assisted living and 28 for memory care.

The independent living units will be in a four-story building, and assisted living and memory care will be in a separate two-story wing.

The community will include amenities such as a fitness center and spa, an outdoor fitness circuit, planting and gardening areas, a health garden in the memory care residence, an art studio, a multi-media room and for dining, there will be a formal dining room, pub and bistro.

McConachie Gardens is scheduled to open in spring 2018.

Ground Broken for New Ebenezer Community in Minnesota

Ebenezer Management Services has broken ground on a 130,000-square-foot senior living community in Plymouth, Minn.

Cherrywood Pointe of Plymouth will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care. There will be 66 units for independent and assisted living and 23 for memory care. The units will offer a home-like alternative to a traditional nursing home setting.

Amenities will include chef-prepared meals, private dining, an overnight guest suite, balconies, community rooms, lounge, media room, fitness center, salon and underground parking.

The community is owned by United Properties and Ebenezer will manage it.

Kaas Wilson Architects and Henriksen Interiors is in charge of design and Weis Builders is in charge of construction.

Cherrywood Pointe at Plymouth is expected to open in early 2018.

The Bristal Assisted Living to Open Long Island N.Y. Community

Assisted living provider, The Bristal Assisted Living, soon will be opening its 14th community and 11th in Long Island, New York.

The Bristal at Lake Success will have 88 units for residents to live independently with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

The community will also serve as a research facility for Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

In addition to many assisted living services, the facility will also offer personalized programs to help residents manage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.

Construction Underway at Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

Located in Indian Land, S.C., The Blake at Edgewater has broken ground. The 88,000-square-foot assisted living and memory support community will open its welcome center in spring 2017.

The Blake at Edgewater will offer one- and two-bedroom assisted living suites and the memory support facility will feature studio and one-bedroom suites in a home-like environment.

Residents will enjoy chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style daily, concierge services to assist with transportation and family communication needs, daily and weekly housekeeping services, a salon, activity rooms, a movie room, an on-site physical therapy clinic and several gathering rooms.

The community will be managed and owned by Blake Management Group. 

Benchmark Senior Living Celebrates Ground Breaking of 53rd Community

Benchmark Senior Living has broken ground on its newest senior living community, The Branches of North Attleboro, located in Attleboro, Mass.

The community is being built on 11 acres of land and is scheduled to have its first model apartment complete by early 2017.

The Branches of North Attleboro is the beginning of a new series of assisted living and memory care apartments by Benchmark, which aims to address a wide range of needs but still be affordable.

This will be Benchmark’s 53rd community in the New England region and plans to open to its first residents in fall 2017.

Construction: Complete

Construction Complete on $10 Million Community

Providence Life Services and real estate firm, Lagestee-Mulder worked together on a recently completed $10.1 million senior care community in St. John, Ind.

Park Place of St. John provides a home-like setting with a set of small cottages specifically for skilled nursing. The community also offers memory care and rehabilitation units. The main building has two stories with 30 private rooms and a gym for residents receiving rehab services.

There are two other buildings adjacent to the first which each have 10 private rooms centered around a common kitchen and dining room for residents receiving skilled care and memory care.

The project was built by CORE Construction of Schererville, Ind.

Affordable Assisted Living Community Opens in Dallas

Simpson Place, located in Dallas, Texas, is now open. The $15 million affordable assisted living facility has 150 units and totals more than 95,000-square-feet.

The project was financed through multiple organizations and private businesses, including the Dallas Housing Authority, the Federal Home Loan Bank, Amergy Bank, Stonegate Senior Living and the City of Dallas Regional Center.

Written by Alana Stramowski

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