In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/25/18)

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Construction: Planned

Avamere to Develop Community in Utah


The Avamere Family of Companies has landed on a site for a new senior housing project.

The company is planning to build a 300-unit senior living development as part of Sienna Hills, a master planned community in Washington, Utah, according to a press release. The forthcoming community, which Avamere dubbed “a micro Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), will have high-end finishes, multiple dining options, integrated technology and concierge services.

Construction for the community is scheduled to begin this fall with a completion date in late 2019.


Soldalis to Build Three New Texas Communities This Year

Soldalis Senior Living is poised to develop three new communities in the state of Texas, according to a press release.

The company will this year break ground on new senior living communities in College Station, Deer Park and Leander, Texas, according to a press release. The communities will offer 90 units of assisted living and memory care; independent living, 120 units of assisted living and memory care; and 90 units of independent living; respectively.

The provider will also open an expansion at its Buda, Texas, community in May and is on target to open a new community in Prosper, Texas, this summer.

Affordable Housing for Seniors Planned in Florida

Housing Trust Group (HTG) has closed on financing for construction of Douglas Gardens V, a 110-unit, $36 million affordable senior housing community in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

The community’s amenities are planned to include a multi-purpose community room, a Wi-Fi enabled computer lab, a private courtyard with landscaped pathways and private gardens. Work on the joint venture between HTG and Miami Jewish Health Systems is scheduled to break ground soon, with a planned opening date in 2019.

Construction: In progress

Wolff Starts Work on Idaho Independent Living Community

The Wolff Company has broken ground on Revel Eagle, a forthcoming independent living apartment community at the Eagle River mixed-use development in Eagle, Idaho.

As planned, the three-story development will have 146 studio, one-, and two-bedroom independent living residences, according to a press release. Amenities will include a fitness and yoga studio, a full-service salon and spa, an art studio, and a heated saltwater pool.

The community will also have multiple restaurants with seasonal menus from chef Beau MacMillan.

Western States Starts Construction for Arizona Project

Western States Lodging recently broke ground on Legacy Village of Salt River, a planned 216-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community at the Pima Center development in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Planned amenities include three internal courtyards, two dining rooms and bistros, a beauty salon, theater, game rooms, craft rooms, meeting space and a swimming pool. The community will also offer its residents shuttle service and town car transportation to local entertainment, shopping and personal destinations.

Hardison/Downey Construction is building the community, which was designed by Beecher Walker Architects. Legacy Village of Salt River is expected to open in early 2019.

Work Begins for San Diego CCRC

Construction crews are hard at work building the Glen at Scripps Ranch, a forthcoming CCRC in San Diego, according to a press release.

Plans call for 510 independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing units, with amenities such as multiple dining options, a library and game rooms, indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, fitness center and spa, auditorium, movie theater, tech and business center, arts and craft studio, short-game golf course, dog parks, and tennis and pickleball courts.

A grand opening for the community is set for late 2019.

Construction: Complete

Trilogy Opens Ohio Community

Trilogy Health Services has opened a new community in Springfield, Ohio.

The new community, Wooded Glen, has 113 units and offers independent living, assisted living, long-term care, respite care and rehabilitation services, according to a press release. Amenities include covered porches, courtyards, a cafe, a beauty salon and an ice cream parlor.

Additionally, independent living residents on the building’s second floor have their own bistro, fitness center, movie theater, and a community kitchen for private parties or cooking classes.

Erickson CCRC in Colorado Adds Fast Casual Cafe

Wind Crest, an Erickson Living CCRC in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, has week opened a “fast casual” cafe that serves pastas, soups, salads, flatbreads, hot and cold sandwiches, desserts, pastries and breads, according to a press release.

The new cafe has digital menu boards, an exhibition-style kitchen and a prep area that residents can see into as they wait in line.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A proposed 60- to 75-unit senior housing project is possibly in the works for Huntington, West Virginia.

— Oakmont Senior Living is seeking approval to build a 72-bed community near Los Angeles.

— Eden Prairie, Minnesota, could get a 116-unit senior living community if local officials approve it.

— Non-profit senior living provider Lutheran Life Villages is planning a $2.3 million upgrade for its The Village at Anthony Boulevard community in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

— The city of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, is mulling a proposal to a construct a new 40-unit apartment building at the Quail Hollow Senior Living Community.

— The Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City is moving closer to breaking ground on a new CCRC—but some neighbors aren’t thrilled.

— Officials in Hingham, Massachusetts, have given the go-ahead to a new 90-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community from LCB Senior Living.

— Developer The Miller Valentine Group has its eye on Oregon, Ohio, for a new senior housing project.

— A proposed mixed-use development in Purcellville Virginia, could include a 70-bedroom assisted living community.

— The J.S. Capitol Group is seeking to turn a former school near Detroit into a luxury senior living community with 105 units.

— The city of Murrieta, California, is set to consider a proposal from Pinnacle Senior Living to build a new assisted living community with 104 beds.

— A former Ramada Inn in Fishkill, New York, is slated to become a 200-unit assisted living community from Promenade Senior Living.

— An old slaughterhouse in Shresbury, New Jersey, was demolished to make way for a new Sunrise Senior Living community with 111 beds.

— Work for two new senior housing complexes in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is expected to start this spring.

In progress

— Construction is now underway for a 92-unit housing complex for seniors in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

— Dial Retirement Communities is getting closer to wrapping up construction for a $33 million senior living community with 135 units in Moline, Iowa.

— Work has begun for Kensington Senior Living, a 94-unit senior living community in Redondo Beach, California.

— Nursing home provider Otterbein Lebanon has started work on a $13 million renovation project that will include a new 70-unit assisited living center on its campus in Lebanon, Ohio.


— A new 50-unit apartment building for seniors has opened in Cambridge, Minnesota.

— Gardant Management Solutions is scheduled to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new $23 million community in Indianapolis.

— Middleton Senior Living in Newark, Ohio, recently held an open house to show off its 26 newly constructed apartment homes.

— Prevarian Senior Living is slated to open soon Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch, a 100-unit assisted living and memory care community in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Written by Tim Regan

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