In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/27/17)

Construction: Announced

Traditions Senior Living and Southern Group Announce New Tennessee Community

Operator Traditions Senior Living and developer Southern Group have plans to open a new senior living community in Smyrna, Tennessee.


As planned, the 111-unit senior housing community will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services, according to a press release. Amenities will include living rooms, a private dining room, library, salon and a bistro lounge.

The project is scheduled to break ground in late 2017 and open in 2018.

Civitas Plots Florida Community


Civitas Senior Living, a Texas-based senior living company that manages 30 communities, announced it’s opening a new assisted living and memory care community in Orange City, Florida.

The community, called Parc Hill Senior Living, will have 69 assisted living apartments and 30 memory care units dedicated to residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia when it opens. Residents will have access to an activity center, theater, wellness and fitness center, salon and a cafe serving freshly-prepared meals, according to a press release.

Construction: In progress

Nonprofit Opening Assisted Living, Memory Care Community in Northern California

Nonprofit organization Eskaton is partnering with the Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) on a new assisted living and memory care community in Burlingame, California, called, “The Trousdale.”

Owned by PHCD and managed by Eskaton, the Trousdale is slated to offer assisted living and memory care services alongside perks like a wellness center, learning opportunities and activities such as yoga, acupuncture, art and music programs.

The community is currently slated to open next year, the companies announced.

Groundbreaking Imminent for Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Illinois

Construction crews are set to break ground on a new assisted living and memory care community in Yorkville, Illinois.

Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care will break ground on its newest senior living community in Yorkville on Aug. 1, reports Kendall County Now, a local news site.

When the community opens next year, it will come with access to restaurant-style dining and a movie theater, salon, activities room, library and therapy area.

Construction: Complete

Now Open: Merrill Gardens Communities in California, Arizona, Washington

Merill Gardens has been on an opening spree this year.

The owner and operator has opened communities in five cities since February this year: Monterey and Rockridge, California; Auburn and Burien, Washington; and Anthem, Arizona, according to a press release.

All of the communities offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services.

Erickson Living Completes First Phase of New Jersey CCRC

Erickson Living recently cut the ribbon on a new continuing care neighborhood in New Providence, New Jersey.

The opening represents the completion of the first phase for the new continuing care retirement community (CCRC), Lantern Hill, and includes 161 independent living apartments and 85 continuing care residences.

Phase two, which is currently under construction, is scheduled to open in early 2018 and consists of two additional buildings that will add 114 independent living apartments to the community, a press release notes.

Florida CCRC Completes $20 Million Renovation

Harbour’s Edge, a CCRC owned and operated by Lifespace Communities in Delray Beach, Florida, recently finished a $20 million renovation.

The community’s project includes a new “lifelong learning center” where seniors have access to multimedia and classroom areas, according to a release. The renovation also includes a newly redesigned theater, spa and fitness center, a second dining venue and a remodeled waterfront restaurant with a new exhibition kitchen, wine bar and other amenities.

Bickford Senior Living Opens Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Virginia

Bickford Senior Living’s newest community in Suffolk, Virginia, is now fully built.

The $13.3 million community is set to begin accepting residents in August, according to

Written by Tim Regan

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