In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/7/17)

Construction: Planned

Silverado Plots Memory Care Community in California

Silverado Senior Living has plans to build an 82-bed memory care community in Thousand Oaks, California, reports the Thousand Oaks Acorn, a local news website.


The Irvine, California-based provider is currently waiting on a zoning change from local officials.

Age-restricted Community Opening Near Milwaukee

Apartments for active adults who are 55 years old or older is opening in Port Washington, Wisconsin.


The 35-unit housing complex from developer Bielinski Homes recently won approval from local officials despite some opposition from residents there, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

New Senior Apartments Coming to Northern Missouri in 2020

A new senior apartment complex called St. Elizabeth Senior Apartments is expected to open in Hannibal, Missouri, by 2020.

The project is a combined effort from the city of Hannibal and Iowa-based Belmont Development Company, according to the Herald-Whig, a local news site.

Anchor Health Properties Building Medical Facility at Senior Housing Complex in Florida

Anchor Health Properties, a national real estate development, management and acquisitions company focused solely on medical facilities, announced it has begun development of the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood.

The forthcoming medical office building is located within The Villages, an age-restricted community in The Villages, Florida, according to a press release.

Civitas, Guttman Opening Senior Living Community in Ohio

Cincinnati-based Guttman Properties is teaming up with Civitas Senior Living of Fort Worth, Texas, in the development of The Grand of Sugarcreek, a new senior living community in Dayton, Ohio.

When it opens, the community will offer 220 independent living, assisted living, and memory care residences, according to a press release. Guttman Properties and Civitas Senior Living both will own the property, while Civitas will handle the daily operations.

Amenities will include a landscaped courtyard with outdoor entertainment spaces and a community garden, an arbor, amphitheater, outdoor kitchen and dog park. Inside the community, residents will have access to a bistro coffee bar, clubhouse, theater and game room.

Workers are expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2018, and construction is projected to last about 15 months.

Former Library in New York Could Become Senior Housing

An old library in Ithaca, New York, could one day house older adults.

Local officials recently OK-ed the sale of the Old Tompkins County Library site after years of deliberation, reports the Ithaca Journal.

Plans call for a mixed-use building that would include 58 apartments for seniors.

Construction: In progress

Work Underway for Second Phase of Age-Restricted Development in St. Louis

A ceremony was held Aug. 31 to celebrate the start of construction for the second phase of an age-restricted senior housing development in St. Louis.

The ceremony was for the Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building, a four-story apartment building planned for the I. E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus in St. Louis County, according to a press release.

When it opens in 2019, the new building will contain 102 affordable apartments and connect with the existing Covenant Place I Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building, which opened last June.

Phase 3, which will include 150 more affordable apartments for seniors, is expected to be built within a “few years.”

Arbor Company to Manage New Jersey Community 

The Arbor Company is opening a new senior living and memory care community in Mountainside, New Jersey.

Arbor Terrace Mountainside is being developed by Washington, D.C.-based Capitol Seniors Housing and designed by Meyer Senior Living Studio, according to a press release. The community is expected to be ready for new residents in March 2018.

The community’s residents will have access to support services and amenities such as a fitness center, theater, cafe, salon and restaurant. Additionally, every staff member will be trained as a dementia care specialist to aid residents experiencing cognitive decline.

Connecticut Schools Becoming Senior Housing

Developer Bristol Enterprises is now hard at work converting two former schools in Bristol, Connecticut.

By 2018, the former Bingham and O’Connell school buildings will house about 100 seniors combined, reports the Hartford Courant.

$16 Million Senior Living Development Coming to Virginia

Humanities Foundation has broken ground on a new senior housing development for people 55 years old or older in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

The development, which is located within the Kewsick residential neighborhood, will house about 100 seniors, reports Fredericksburg Today.

Construction: Complete

C.W. Driver Completes $120 Million CCRC in California

Builder C.W. Driver has put the finishing touches on an upscale continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in West Playa, California.

The $120 million community, Fountainview at Gonda West, has 199 units and will offer active living, health care and in-home services, according to a press release. The community was designed by Gensler in partnership with Jewish Home for the Aging.

Amenities include a main kitchen, dining room, bar and lounge, salon, massage room, card room and art room. Other perks include a fitness center, library, screening room, a ground-floor cafe and an accessible rooftop deck with a swimming pool and spa.

Senior Living Community Opens Near Chicago

A new community for seniors who need assisted living, independent living or memory care services has opened just outside of Chicago in Libertyville, Illinois.

Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities spent about $47 million on the newly opened Green Oaks Senior Living, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Illinois Community Completes $2.5 Million Renovation

Faith-based nonprofit Holmstad held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a $2.5 million renovation project at its Harry Ekstam Assisted Living community in Batavia, Illinois.

The renovations included a main entrance with a new vestibule and lobby, new window treatments, new paint and light fixtures.

Chicago’s BLDD Architects provided interior design and structural design services, and Joseph J. Duffy Co. served as project manager for the project.

Written by Tim Regan

(Rendering courtesy of The Arbor Company)

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