In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/1/17)

(Rendering of Windsor at Celebration — photo courtesy of Life Care Services)

Construction: Planned

Lifespace Communities Plans $39 Million Expansion Near Pittsburgh


Lifespace Communities plans to break ground soon on a major renovation project at its Friendship Village of South Hills comunity in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, which is near Pittsburgh.

The $39.5 million project will add a new building with 50 new assisted living apartments, 32 memory support suites and additional amenities and wellness services, according to a press release. The community currently has 297 residential living apartment homes and carriage homes, along with a variety of services and amenities.

Construction crews are expected to begin construction on the expansion later this summer.


Surpass Senior Living to Open Four Communities in Phoenix

Dallas-based Surpass Senior Living plans to spend $72 million in the development of four new senior living communities in Phoenix.

Each new community will cost about $18 million to build, reports the Phoenix Business Journal.

Texas A&M Planning ‘Intergenerational Living Facility’

The Texas A&M University System has plans to form a new community that would combine child care and senior living services.

The project’s first phase would include an age-restricted living facility and a daycare for children, according to The Eagle, a local news publication. The university would also mull adding separate assisted and managed living facilities.

Construction: In progress

Life Care Services to Manage $82 Million CCRC Near Walt Disney World

Life Care Services is on track to manage Windsor at Celebration, an $82 million independent living, assisted living and memory care community with 239 units, by the spring of 2018, according to a press release. The forthcoming community from developer and owner Big Rock Partners is located in Celebration, Florida, a Disney-originated master-planned neighborhood just south of Walt Disney World.

As planned, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) will offer “five-star hospitality of a grand hotel like The Breakers or The Biltmore, with a Disney-inspired spirit of ageless fun and discovery,” the release reads. The six-story development will also come with a theater that will screen first-run movies and a rooftop sky bar where residents can enjoy views of the theme park’s nightly fireworks show.

Amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center, activities and classes, Wi-Fi, a 180-channel HD subscription to DIRECTV, a keyless entry system and access to a new skilled nursing center.

Primrose Retirement Communities Expanding in Wisconsin and Ohio

Aberdeen, South Dakota-based Primrose Retirement Communities recently broke ground on new senior housing projects: an independent and assisted living and memory care facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a new memory care community in Lancaster, Ohio.

The Appleton community will have 110 units and is slated to open in the fall of 2018, according to a press release. It will be built by Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction and is being financed by Investors Community Bank.

Primrose’s Lancaster community is designed for 24 memory care units and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. That community is being built by The Douglas Company and financed by First Citizens Bank.

WESTLiving to Open Community in Southern California

Senior Living provider WESTLiving plans to make Palm Desert, California, the site of its 10th community.

The forthcoming senior housing campus will include 108 independent and assisted living units with 40 allocated to memory care, according to a press release. The community will also house a restaurant and cafe, an artist studio, library, movie theater, and pool and fitness facility.

The community is on track to open its doors in the Coachella Valley by next spring.

Construction: Complete

Pathway Senior Living Opens Community Near Chicago

Pathway Senior Living and Evergreen Real Estate Group recently celebrated the opening of a new independent, assisted living and memory care community in the Chicago suburb of Prospect Heights, Illinois.

The community, called Grandbrier of Prospect Heights, has 101 units and offers amenities such as indoor and outdoor dining venues, an outdoor living room with a fireplace and a grill, resident gardens, an on-site theater, a library with a technology center, a chapel, a salon and spa, and a demonstration kitchen for chef presentations and cooking classes.

The community’s residents will also have access to a wellness suite that includes physician offices and a therapy gym.

Written by Tim Regan

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