In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/15/18)

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Construction: Planned

Civitas Announces New Texas, Arizona Communities


Ascend Partners and Civitas Senior Living have announced plans for The Grandview of Chisholm Trail, a senior living community southwest of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

The development will have 89 senior living residences and span 5.7 acres. Amenities for residents will include private rooms, concierge-style services, chef-prepared meals and around-the-clock care. The project includes work from Arrive architects and general contractor Ridgemont. Workers are scheduled to break ground for the community sometime this summer.

Civitas also announced its new role as the management company for The Views at Lake Havasu, a new independent living project in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, by Summerlin Asset Management and Desert Land Group.


That four-story community will have 92 apartments and amenities such as outdoor pool and patio areas, a fitness center, media room, beauty salon, fine-dining restaurant, casual dining bistro and an activities program

Planned $1 Billion Medical City in Florida to Include Assisted Living

A $1 billion health care “city” that’s home to a brand new assisted living provider could soon arrive in Orlando, Florida.

The planned project, called Vertical Medical City, would include three separate high-rise towers: one that’s 300 feet tall, another that’s 450 feet tall and a third that’s 540 feet tall.

Read more about this project on Senior Housing News.

Avamere to Build ‘Micro CCRC’ in Utah Without Skilled Nursing

The Avamere Family of Companies is looking to reinvent the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) model by taking skilled nursing out of the picture.

The Wilsonville, Oregon-based company recently announced it plans to open a “micro CCRC” in St. George, Utah. The development, which is part of the Sienna Hills master-planned community, will span two separate buildings and include 300 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Read more about this development on Senior Housing News.

Construction: In progress

Wolff Breaks Ground on Independent Living Community in Washington

The Wolff Company has broken ground on Revel Issaquah, a planned independent living community in Issaquah, Washington, according to a press release.

Revel Issaquah, which is expected to open later this year, will have 146 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a fitness and yoga studio, a full-service salon and spa, an art studio, a heated saltwater pool and multiple dining options with seasonal menus.

Revel Issaquah is the ninth senior living community that The Wolff Company has developed since 2016.

North Carolina CCRC Breaks Ground on Expansion

The SearStone continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Cary, North Carolina, broke ground recently on an expansion that would add nine skilled nursing beds and six assisted living beds to the community.

About 70 attendees attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Brittany Place on Feb. 13, the company said. SearStone welcomed its first residents in 2012, and initial plans are underway for community’s second development phase.

Kansas to Get New Senior Living Co-op

Real Estate Equities Development has announced plans for its newest Village Cooperative community, to be located in Olathe, Kansas.

The owner-occupied co-op will have 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.

Real Estate Equities Development has 31 Village Cooperative communities operating, under construction, or scheduled for construction in six different states.

Construction: Complete

Trilogy Health Services Announces Opening of Ohio Campus

Trilogy Health Services has opened The Meadows of Delphos, a retirement community in Delphos, Ohio.

The 95-bed assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing community has amenities such as a formal dining room and space where residents can get pampered or grab a scoop of ice cream.

Staffers will also conduct short-term rehab services every day of the week in the community’s therapy gym.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A local developer is looking for approval to build an 81-unit senior living community in Oregon, Ohio.

— A plan from Capitol Seniors Housing to build an 86-unit assisted living and memory care community in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, has won approval from local officials.

— Developer Wallick Communities is planning to build an assisted living and memory care community in Grove City, Ohio.

— A new 145-unit senior living community with retail space nearby could come to Milwaukee.

— Four Corners Development is seeking to convert a former office building in Longview, Texas, into a senior living community with over 50 apartments.

— A new senior living community with 31 villas, 61 senior living units and 224 multi-family residences is in the works for Shawnee, Kansas.

— Local officials in Lewes, Delaware, have given their blessing to a plan for a senior living development with 80 independent living units, 63 assisted living units and 63 memory care units.

— Homestead Senior Living is planning to build a 130-unit senior living community in Grove City, Ohio.

In progress

— Balfour Senior Living recently broke ground on Balfour at Lavender Farms, a 57-unit assisted living community in Louisville, Colorado.

— A 60-unit independent living, assisted living and long-term care community is coming together in Dimmitt, Texas.

— Workers are poised to break ground soon for Pine Street Commons, a 128-unit independent living community in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

— Construction is progressing for the 80-unit Forestdale Park Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support community in Malden, Massachusetts.

— Belmont Village Lakeway, a 156-unit community in Lakeway, Texas, is on track to open its doors by this summer.

— Volunteers of America recently broke ground on a 75-suite assisted living and skilled nursing community in Fort Myers, Florida.

— Construction is coming along for at Tennyson Senior Living, a 60-unit assisted living and memory support community in Madison, Wisconsin.

Written by Tim Regan

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