In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/6/17)

Construction: Planned

Former National Guard Armory in Pennsylvania to Become Senior Housing

The new owners of a former National Guard armory in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, seek to turn the historic building into a senior living community.


As planned, Z&Z Limited Partnership would build nearly 50 senior homes on the same site as the armory, according to the Daily Item, a local news site.

Local and engineering approvals are expected to be presented for approval later this year.

Construction: In progress


Watercrest Breaks Ground on Memory Care Residences in Florida

Watercrest Senior Living Group on June 30 announced it had broken ground on the Market Street Memory Care Residence, a forthcoming memory care community in Palm Coast, Florida.

The community will open in the summer of 2018 and include an “outdoor” streetscape with a newsstand, art gallery, bakery, salon and spa, and post office.

Community Near Chicago Begins $70 Million Expansion

The Moorings of Arlington Heights, a Presbyterian Homes community in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, recently broke ground on a $70 million addition.

The expansion project will add 70 new assisted living apartments to the campus and a new chapel and fellowship hall, the community announced.

The new assisted living units are slated to open later this year.

Aspire Development and LFW Investments Building Senior Living Community in Florida

A new senior living community is taking shape on Amelia Island in Florida.

The Arbor Company will manage the new resort-like independent living, assisted living and memory care community, according to a press release.

The community, which will open in December, 2018, sits on a 20-acre site with two lakes and will link directly to Amelia’s beaches via a pedestrian pathway.

Allegro Celebrates St. Louis Groundbreaking

Allegro Senior Living recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new community in the St. Louis suburb of Richmond Heights.

When it opens, Allegro’s new community will contain 87 assisted living and memory care units. First occupancy is expected in the fall of 2018.

Workers Break Ground on Texas Community

GoodLife Senior Living has broken ground on a new $3 million assisted living and memory care community in Rockwall, Texas.

The community, called GoodLife Senior Living and Memory Care, will offer assisted living and memory care services in a small home setting, according to a press release.

Plans Proceeding for Multi-Generational Community in Missouri

Norterre, a forthcoming residential, multi-generational neighborhood in Liberty, Missouri, is moving closer to opening.

The first phase of Norterre will debut this fall with the 65,000-square-foot Aurora Health and Wellness Center; The Laurel, a 60-unit residence with assisted living and memory care services; and The Estoria, which will have 20 long-term care residences and 40 short-term stay suites for people of all ages going through rehabilitation.

Both the Laurel and the Estoria will feature the “household model,” in which up to 20 residents share a space that includes an open kitchen, dining room, living room and intimate spaces.

The buildings will surround and face Performance Park, a large greenspace which features a splash pad, a lavender garden, sculptures, seating and walking trails.

Newly completed renderings show community and residential spaces decked out in colorful art.

Ohio Senior Living Community Plots $42 Million Expansion

Dayton, Ohio’s largest senior living community, The Bethany, is poised to start construction on a $42 million expansion.

The 90,000-square-foot addition is slated to start with a “sledgehammer ceremony” on July 11, reports the Dayton Business Journal.

Workers will construct a new building dubbed the “Crescent Crossing,” which will have 74 assisted living units and include a theater, chapel, gathering spaces, coffee and snack bar, and fitness center.

Construction: Complete

Isakson to Hold Grand Opening for Health Services Center Near Atlanta

Developer Isakson Living is scheduled to host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new Park Springs Health Services building 25 miles outside of Atlanta in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

The building sits adjacent to Isakson’s resort-style CCRC, Park Springs, and features the state’s first-ever, built-to-suit household model, the company said. The new facility will include memory care, skilled nursing, adult daycare and an outpatient rehabilitation center.

The ceremony is scheduled for July 11.

Gardant Cuts Ribbon on Community Near Chicago

Representatives from senior living operator Gardant Management Solutions helped celebrate the opening of a new community in Minooka, Illinois, which is about 50 miles from Chicago.

Gardant will manage the affordable assisted living community, which features 101 private studio and one-bedroom apartments, according to a newsletter.

North Carolina CCRC Opens Healthcare Services Building

The Cardinal at North Hills, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced the opening of a new “health care services building.”

“By reaching this milestone, The Cardinal is now a true continuing care retirement community which can meet the changing health care needs of residents,” the provider announced in a press release.

Sold-Out Senior Housing Opens in Colorado

New senior housing is opening this month at the the Wind Crest community in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, but the units are already sold out.

The new independent living building, Longs Ridge, has 99 apartment homes that filled up quickly, according to Erickson Living, which manages the Wind Crest. The new units have wood floors in the foyer, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware and a combination of recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen.

Written by Tim Regan

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