In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/16/17)

(Rendering of River Tower at Harbor’s Edge, located in Norfolk, Virginia— photo courtesy of Harbor’s Edge)

Construction: Planned

Upscale Retirement Community Tower Planned in Virginia


Harbor’s Edge, a Life Plan Retirement Community in Norfolk, Virginia, announced it is building a new, $100 million, 27-story building. River Tower at Harbor’s Edge will add 138 luxury residences that will offer residential living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing.

Residences will include open floor plans with floor-to-ceiling windows and full kitchens and bathrooms. Amenities will include four dining venues with chef-prepared meals, a heated pool, spa and salon, a fitness center with personal training options, transportation, 24-hour security and weekly housekeeping.

The tower will also be adjacent to the region’s main trauma hospital.


Three: Living Architecture is designing the River Tower at Harbor’s Edge.

Benchmark Senior Living Community Planned In New York

In Smithtown, New York, Benchmark Senior Living is planning its first assisted living community in New York. The $25 million community, Whisper Woods Assisted Living, will be three stories tall and include 101 units.

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EW Howell Construction Group is building the community and Moseley Architects is designing it. The community will welcome its first residents in June 2018.

Construction: In progress

Ground Broken on $46 Million Independent Living Community in Arizona

The Park at Surprise, located in Surprise, Arizona, is under construction. The $46 million community is being built on 8.5 acres of land and will feature 135 independent living homes and 20 luxury casitas.

The residences will have full-sized gourmet kitchens including stainless steel appliances, open floor spaces, washer and dryers, and mantled fireplaces. There will also be a veranda in each home overlooking the mountains.

Other amenities will include restaurant-style dining, an on-the-go bistro, common areas, a theater room, club lounge, woodworking shop and raised gardening beds.

The Park at Surprise is owned and operated by Koelsch Communities and is scheduled to open in summer 2018.

Remodel Underway at Washington State Community

A ceremony was held at Parkshore, a senior community offering the full continuum of care, in Madison Park, Washington. The $30 million remodeling project is meant to improve the quality of life for residents there, as well as add some new memory care services.

Currently, Parkshore is home to 189 residents. Once the renovations are complete, there will be enough room for 197 residents. Other updates will include an expansion of the fitness center, which will double its size, a new lounge and hydration station, a new theater and a remodeled art and chapel area.

The project is expected to be complete with in a year and a half. Parkshore is operated by nonprofit operator Transforming Age, formerly known as Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest.

Assisted Living and Memory Care Building Underway in Colorado

Cappella Living Solutions is behind the latest project in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Retreat at Sunny Vista will include 66 memory care and assisted living units in a two-story building.

Residents will be able to enjoy a therapy gym, full kitchen and dining room, and a secure courtyard. The new community will also be across the street from the skilled nursing community The Living Center at Sunny Vista.

The 55,000 square-foot structure will cost $10.5 million and is being built by Pinkard Construction. Lantz-Baggio Architects and Interior Designers is designing the community. Construction began in early October 2016 and is on track to be completed by the end of September this year.

Construction: Complete

Memory Care Community Opens in Illinois

Located in Northbrook, Illinois, Northbrook Inn Memory Care Community is now open. The community is suited for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Residents will have nurses available around the clock as well as respite care services. Amenities include numerous indoor and outdoor walking areas and courtyards.

The community is owned and operated by Koelsch Communities.

New Community Celebrates Grand Opening in North Carolina

The Cardinal at North Hills is now open for its first residents. The community, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and had 85% of its independent living apartments reserved.

The luxury community will have more than 200 residents by April 1 and does not require an upfront payment or purchase requirement.

The residences at the Kisco Senior Living community range in size from 800 to 2,100 square feet and have a full array of amenities and common areas.

Written by Alana Stramowski

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