In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/18/18)

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Construction: Planned

Life Care Services to Renovate Six Newly Acquired Communities in Dallas


Life Care Services, an LCS company, has announced it will break ground this year on a multimillion-dollar renovation and beautification plan for six newly purchased properties in Dallas.

Planned improvements include work on common areas, dining venues, residential apartments and exterior entrances and grounds, according to a press release. The renovation plan is expected to wrap up later this year, and will be led by LCS development.

Since 2014, the six communities – Autumn Leaves on White Rock Lake, Monticello West, Parkwood Retirement Community, Parkwood Healthcare Community, Signature Pointe on the Lake, and Walnut Place – were managed by Life Care Services under different ownership. Now that it owns the communities, Life Care Services will continue to manage the communities’ day-to-day operations.


Senior Housing Cooperative Planned in Colorado

A new senior housing co-op is in the works for Loveland, Colorado.

Real Estate Equities Development announced plans for its new Village Cooperative community, which will be the first owner-occupied senior housing cooperative in the city of Loveland, according to a press release.

The multi-story development will have amenities such as a community room with kitchen, guest suite for friends and families, club room, reading areas, raised outdoor gardening beds, workshop, fitness center, internal storage area and underground heated parking with a car wash bay.

More details for the project will be unveiled at upcoming public seminars beginning Jan. 24.

Watercrest and Waypoint Team Up for Georgia Property

Watercrest Senior Living Group and Waypoint Residential have announced the closing of a joint venture to develop the Watercrest Newnan Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, a 107-unit community on nine acres in Newnan, Georgia.

The resort-style community is slated to break ground next month, with an expected opening date of late spring, 2019, according to a press release.

Residents who live in the 92,000 square foot property will have access to amenities such as a pool, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining venues, children’s play space, and a faux-outdoor streetscape for memory care residents with a salon and spa, bakery and post office.

D2 Architecture designed the community.

Caddis to Develop Second Heartis Community in Wisconsin

Caddis has announced the development of a second Heartis senior living community in Wisconsin.

The national healthcare firm is planning to build Heartis Village Brookfield, a community near Milwaukee with 104 assisted living and memory care apartments and a wide variety of amenities, according to a press release.

Amenities will include secured courtyards, landscaped grounds and gardens with walking paths, common areas, activity rooms, a bar area, libraries, a media room, a fitness center, salon, dining rooms, and regularly scheduled social and recreational activities.

The new community will be managed by Pathway to Living. The architect for the project is Katus, and the general contractor is Stevens Construction Corp.

Construction for the community is expected to finish in July, 2019.

Construction: In progress

Work Underway for Benchmark Community in New York

A new Benchmark Senior Living  senior living community is set to open on Long Island, New York, later this year.

The community, Whisper Woods at Smithtown, is a 101-unit assisted living and memory care community currently under construction and scheduled to open spring 2018 on Long Island, N.Y. The project is estimated to cost about $25 million, a representative told Senior Housing News.

MorningStar, Confluent Break Ground on New Mexico Development

Co-developers MorningStar Senior Living and Confluent Senior Living have broken ground on a new senior living community in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

The 70,863-square-foot development, located in a northern suburb of Albuquerque, will have 77 units for assisted living and memory care residents, according to a press release. Amenities include a 24-hour bistro, a full bar, a workshop and art studio, community spaces with a demonstration kitchen, a spa and massage therapy room, fitness center, theatre, chapel, library and salon.

Confluent is the project owner and MorningStar will serve as the community’s operator. Rosemann & Associates is serving as the architect for the new development, while Bradbury Stamm Construction is the general contractor and Thoma-Holec Design is the project’s interior designer.

Construction: Complete

Solvere to Open $59.1 Million Community in New Jersey

Solvere Senior living is scheduled on Feb. 8 to open its $59.1 million Homestead at Hamilton senior living community in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, according to a press release.

The 195-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community has multiple casual and fine dining venues, two art studios, a performing arts center, a theater, libraries, a fitness gym and studio, salon, concierge, transportation and a sundry shop.

Pike Construction Co. built the community, and J. Randolph Parry Architects PC designed it.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A historic Masonic temple in Hudson Falls, New York, could become a senior living community with 22 apartments.

— Senior Lifestyle’s plan to build a $79 million community with 200 apartments in Oak Brook, Illinois, was shut down by local officials.

— A 66-unit independent living community could soon come together in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

— Developers are planning to convert an old hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee, into a luxury senior living community with 85 independent living apartments.

— The developers behind a planned 125-unit assisted living community near Fort Wayne, Indiana, have scaled the project back on neighbors’ objections.

— The Good Samaritan Society has plans to expand its Water Valley Senior Living Resort community in Windsor, Colorado, by adding a two-story building with 40 assisted living beds and a one-story building with 16 memory care beds.

— Local officials in Caribou, Maine, have approved the sale of a former school to a developer who plans to turn the property into senior housing.

— A shuttered tower in Atlanta could give way to a $2 million senior housing project.

— Officials in Nebraska City, Nebraska, have given the go-ahead to an affordable senior housing project.

— A senior living community in Mequon, Wisconsin, is expanding by building 60 new independent living apartments

In progress

— Work is steadily progressing for a new 71-unit Legacy Senior Living community in Cleveland.


— The California Armenian Home in Fresno, California, has unveiled a new $42 million expansion called The Vineyards.

— Leisure Living Management has put the finishing touches on a $9 million assisted living and memory care community with 44 units in Grandville, Michigan.

— Danbury Senior Living’s newest community in Brunswick, Ohio, is now open for business.

— Artis Senior Living is scheduled on Jan. 21 to celebrate the grand opening of its new 64-suite memory care community in New Jersey.

— A 55-unit senior housing complex in Simi Valley, California, has opened its doors to renters ages 55 and older.

Written by Tim Regan

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