In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/4/17)

(Rendering of Hunters Woods at Trails Edge Senior Living Community — photo courtesy of Atlantic Realty Companies)

Construction: Planned

Developer Planning Assisted Living Community Near Indianapolis


A new senior living community focused on assisted living is coming together in a city just outside of Indianapolis.

Chicago’s Vermilion Development proposed a new 119-unit community in Terra Haute, Indiana, reports the Tribune Star. The project is expected to cost about $22 million in total.

If the project is approved, workers would break ground on the new community in the fall. Move-ins would likely begin in 2019.


Developers Pitch Senior Housing Hubs in Minnesota

A city in Minnesota might soon have two more senior living communities.

Local officials are being asked to approve two planned senior housing developments in Stillwater, Minnesota — the Lakes at Stillwater and the Ecumen/Our Savior’s Lutheran Church project — reports the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

Lakes at Stillwater is a proposed $70 million development that would include independent living, assisted living and memory care. Nearby, developer Ecumen has plans to build new senior housing on land owned by a local radio station and a church.

Both projects need city approval to advance.

Construction: In Progress

Northern Virginia to Get More Senior Housing

Atlantic Realty Companies announced that construction is due to begin soon on the Hunters Woods at Trails Edge senior living community project in Reston, Virginia, which is within the Washington D.C. metro area.

The $72 million project is slated to replace a church with 210 units for independent living, assisted living, special needs, and memory care. The project also will offer 20% of the independent living units as affordable units, and 4% of the assisted living beds will be available for residents who are eligible for the Virginia Department of Ageing and Rehabilitative Services Auxiliary Grant Program.

When it opens, Hunters Woods at Trails Edge will offer units with access to dining rooms, family and living rooms, activity rooms, fitness centers and indoor parking. The forthcoming community will also include an arts studio, barber shop, and salon, and residents will have access to community-wide Wi-Fi.

Construction is currently set to wrap up in the beginning of 2019.

Heritage to Open 15th Wisconsin Community

Heritage Senior Living is on track to open its 15th community in the state of Wisconsin by the end of the summer.

Aspire Senior Living, located in Kimberly, Wisconsin, will have 136 total independent living, assisted living, and memory care units, according to a press release.

Independent living residents will likely be able to move into the community this June. Assisted living and memory care residents are expected to move in a month later. One-bedroom independent living units start at $1,990 a month, which includes parking, housekeeping and one meal a day, Heritage said.

Five Star Breaks Ground on Memory Care Expansion Near Pittsburgh

Renovations are underway at one of Five Star Senior Living’s communities in Pennsylvania.

The national senior living provider started construction on new memory care units at its Overlook Green Senior Living community in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, which is near Pittsburgh.

When work wraps up at the beginning of next year, the new community will include 15 modernized private and semi-private suites, custom-designed common areas, a spa, family-style dining, and a secure outdoor garden with walking paths, Five Star noted in a press release.

Five Star is also performing similar renovations at its Houston memory care community, The Forum at Memorial Woods.

Assisted Living Community Underway in Eastern Tennessee

Blake Management Group and developer Quality Senior Living broke ground on a new assisted living community in Kingsport, Tennessee, last week.

The $21 million community will include 70 assisted living apartments and 48 memory care units, according to local television station WJHL.

Construction is expected to last about a year with move-ins starting next spring.

LifeSpire of Virginia to Renovate Decades-Old Community

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Culpeper, Virginia, will soon look a lot newer.

LifeSpire of Virginia is set to renovate The Culpeper, a community that traces its roots back to 1947. The new Culpeper will offer residents larger living space, more modern dining facilities, a new fitness center, and new memory care units, the company said in a press release.

Some of the features of the old building will be preserved, such as stained glass from the chapel, which will be displayed in the new building’s lobby.

Ryan Companies Breaks Ground on Tennessee Community

Ryan Companies announced it broke ground on Clarendale at Indian Lakes, a $48.5 million senior living community in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

The community will offer three “lifestyle neighborhoods” made up of of 115 independent living residences, 38 assisted living residences and 36 memory care residences, the company said in a press release. The new community will also have restaurant-style dining, a bistro, a pub and billiards room, a wellness center with fitness and therapy, salon, movie room, outdoor dining, private courtyards, and indoor parking.

>Clarendale at Indian Lakes will be managed by Life Care Services, an LCS company, and is slated to open in the fall of 2018.

St. Louis Community Growing Assisted Living Operations

A luxury senior living community in St. Louis is expanding its assisted living operations.

McKnight Place Assisted Living is renovating its Gatesworth campus to include a new 90-unit apartment building, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The new expansion is scheduled to open this fall.

The Gatesworth offers independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care.

More Construction at Oklahoma Retirement Community

Integrated Facility Services recently broke ground on a $7.1 million design-build HVAC and plumbing project for The Ranch, a forthcoming $58 million Epworth Living retirement community in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The 325,000-square-foot facility, which is still under construction, has 114 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living apartments, 23 cottage homes and 20 memory care apartments. The community will also have underground parking and common areas such as a fitness room, an arts and crafts studio, a library, and a coffee shop.

Construction: Complete

Five Star Opens Memory Care Wing at South Carolina Community 

Five Star Senior Living announced it has opened a new memory care wing at its Morningside of Georgetown community in Georgetown, South Carolina.

The new wing features 14 modernized suites, custom-designed common areas, and an outdoor garden with walking paths.

The Pointe at Lifespring Opens in Knoxville, Tennessee

The city of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a new assisted living and memory care community.

The Pointe at Lifespring announced it’s officially open for business and taking move-ins. The new community brings with it “plantation-style” design elements, a restaurant, fitness center, a bistro, a full-time concierge, and other amenities. As an added perk, utilities are included for residents.

More Senior Housing Comes Online in Massachusetts

Developer Callahan Construction Managers announced it put the finishing touches on Wingate Healthcare, a family-owned provider of senior living in Needham, Massachusetts.

The community includes 52 independent living units and amenities such as an aquatic center, demonstration kitchen, dining, a fitness room, yoga and meditation room, spa, bistro, library, theater, offices, card room, public gathering areas, and exterior patios and courtyards.

The finished building marks the end of the community’s third and final construction phase.

$9 Million Renovations Complete at Alabama Community

Wesley Place on Honeysuckle in Dothan, Alabama, just finished up a $9 million renovation project.

The repositioning includes a “complete physical transformation,” such as a brand new rehabilitation center, and modernizations made to the campus’s exterior, grounds, assisted living, and long-term care facilities. The transformation also includes a cultural shift toward the company’s Household Model.

The renovations took approximately 15 months, the company said in a press release.

Written by Tim Regan

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