In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/15/16)

(Rendering of Pecan Grove at Highland Springs located in Dallas — photo courtesy of Erickson Living)

Construction: Planned

Arizona Developer Plans Senior Living Community


Summerlin Asset Management plans to team up with Desert Land Group to create Havasu Senior Living in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The community will include independent living, assisted living, memory care, health care and a mixed-use development.

The mixed-use development may include a restaurant, swimming pool and other amenities for the residents of the community.

The first of four phases of the project will consist of 88 units. Though only two of the four phases will involve senior living projects, the first phase will include age-restricted apartments, while phase two will include the assisted living and memory care facilities.


Ground is expected to break in April 2017 and will continue until summer 2018.

Senior Community Approved By City Officials in Minnesota

Located in Elk River, Minnesota, the Guardian Angels Senior Services has been given permission to develop a 139-unit senior living facility. The building is planned to be four stories and include a memory garden, terrace overlook, footbridge, dining area, covered parking and a theater.

The community will be done in phases, but the first phase of the project, which will cost $25 million in total, will be called Riverview Landing.

The project is anticipated to break ground summer 2017.

Construction: In progress

Ground Broken at Indianapolis Community

Stonecrest Senior Living has broken ground on a new senior living community, Stonecrest of Meridian Hills in Indianapolis.

The multi-million dollar campus will be located on 4.8 acres of land and will consist of 55 private apartments for assisted living, which will range in size from studio suites to two bedroom units. There will also be 30 suites within the memory care neighborhood for residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Amenities at Stonecrest of Meridian Hills will include outdoor living spaces, an active bistro, theater and fitness center.

Integral Senior Living is managing the property and is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Construction Underway at Assisted Living Community

The Watermark at Vistawilla is under construction. The assisted living and memory care community is located in Winter Springs, Florida.

The community will feature 89 residences with a number of floor plans to choose from as well as high-end amenities. Residents will also be able to enjoy outdoor gardens and nature paths, a library, cafe, game room, movie theater, beauty salon and barbershop.

Watermark Retirement Communities will operate the community, The Freshwater Group, Rookis Investment Partners and Gulf Coast Development Inc., are the developers, and Chancey Design Partnership did the design of the community.

The Watermark at Vistawilla is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Senior Housing Community Breaks Ground on $20 Million Project

Located in Fort Myers, Florida, American House is now underway. The luxury $20 million independent living, assisted living and memory care community will consist of 20 memory care units, 39 independent living units and 65 assisted living residences.

Residents of American House will be able to enjoy a health club with an exercise room, a beauty salon with a spa and massage room, and an outdoor swimming pool with lounge areas.

Michigan-based Redico will be developing the project and LandSouth Construction is the contractor on the project. The community will be managed by American House Senior Living.

American House plans to open in February 2018.

Construction: Complete

Senior Community Opens New Independent Living Building

Highland Springs senior living community located in Dallas has opened a new independent living building.

The building, Pecan Grove, features 108 units with open-concept designs and the choice between nine different floors plans that range from one-to two-bedrooms. Other amenities in the apartments includes stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, screened-in pitches and patios.

Residents of the Erickson Living community started their move into the new building on December 6. The residents at Pecan Grove also have access to an exercise studio and a restaurant with patio dining.

JHP Architecture was the architect on the project and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company served as the general contractor.

Memory Care Community Opens in Pennsylvania 

Signature Senior Living Pennsylvania has just opened two memory and personal care homes in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Signature Senior Living Lititz welcomed its first resident on Nov. 15 and now has 19 residents.

The second community, Signature Senior Living Lancaster, is having its grand opening on Jan. 12, 2017.

Each community will have space for 80 residents and will cost about $11 million each to construct.

Signature Senior Living will operate the communities.

Written by Alana Stramowski

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