In the Pipeline: Avamere’s Latest ‘Micro CCRC,’ California Dementia Village to Open

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Construction: Planned

Avamere to Bring ‘Micro CCRC’ Concept to Nebraska


The Avamere Family of Companies has selected Omaha, Nebraska, as the next destination for its new “micro CCRC” concept.

The new community would have 300 units and be integrated into the planned 500-acre West Farm development that will include shops, restaurants, townhomes, single-family homes and office spaces. One-third of that land will also be used for parks, trails and recreation areas.

Unlike other continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), this property will not have a skilled nursing wing, which Avamere said saves on operational costs and saves residents money. Instead, the company will look to utilize its ancillary service businesses to meet residents’ needs as they age.


The community will span two buildings with high-end finishes, multiple dining options, a rooftop terrace, use of technology throughout and an included concierge service.

Avamere intends to break ground on the community later this year, after initial site improvements are made to the larger West Farm development. The company plans to roll-out similar developments in multiple cities at a rate of up to one per quarter.

Koelsch Planning $71 Million Community in California

Koelsch Communities will break ground in June on the Laguna Springs Senior Community, a 221-unit independent living and memory care campus in Elk Grove, California.

Laguna Springs Senior Community will employ licensed nurses 24 hours a day. The resort-style senior living community is currently scheduled to open in December of 2019.

The project will be managed by Koelsch Communities and developed by Koelsch in partnership with RJ Development, with Koelsch Construction acting as general contractor. The interior design will be fashioned by Judy Koelsch and David Goularte of JSK Design.

Village Cooperative On Track to Open Kansas Community This Summer

Real Estate Equities Development is on track to open a new Village Cooperative community in Lawrence, Kansas, by this summer.

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 now has 32 Village Cooperative communities operating, under construction, or scheduled for construction in six different states.

Construction: In progress

Wolff to Develop Active Senior Community in Nevada

The Wolff Company is set to break ground soon for an active senior living apartment development in the Damonte Ranch master planned community, which is just south of Reno, Nevada.

The community, Revel Damonte Ranch will have amenities unique to the Revel group of properties, such as a private-use salon and spa, yoga studio, fitness studio and multiple restaurants. The four-story property will house residents in 156 studio, one-, and two-bedroom independent living dwellings.

Revel Damonte Ranch is expected to open in 2020.

Leisure Care to Open Community Near St. Louis This Summer

Leisure Care is on track to open a new assisted living and memory care community in St. Charles, Missouri.

The new community, The Landing of O’Fallon, will have 134 units on a campus with access to nearby shopping, farmer’s markets and the Missouri River.

Leisure Care is one of the largest privately owned senior living operators in the U.S.

Construction: Complete

New Dementia Village Concept to Open in California

Nonprofit Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers is offering a sneak peek inside its first “Town Square” replica city concept at the site of a former lumber company in Chula Vista, California, on March 27.

The concept is similar to the sort of care you’d find at the residential skilled nursing Hogewey community near Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Glenner’s Town Square adult day care will have vintage cars, storefronts and other tangible props meant to bring back memories of a bygone era.

Other noteworthy projects:


— The city of Burnsville, Minnesota, could get a 120-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community.

— Fairmount Homes, a senior living community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is planning to break ground later this year on a $13 million renovation project to add 45 independent living residences.

— A multi-million dollar senior living community with between 40 and 50 units is in the works for Fort Wayne, Indiana.

— A developer has proposed building two senior housing communities on land owned by two golf courses in Brentwood, California.

— Heritage Communities plans to spend $11 million and add independent living and memory care units to its Heritage at Fox Run community in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

— A portion of land owned by a local airport in Marlborough, Massachusetts, could house a senior living community with 114 units.

— Local officials in Rochester, Minnesota, have given the go-ahead to a company’s plan to build a 22-story tower with 215 senior living apartments.

— A 151-unit senior living community is under consideration in Billerica, Massachusetts.

— Officials have given the green light to a plan for a new 115-unit senior living project in Gahanna, Ohio.

— A developer has proposed building a new senior living community that would bring about 80 assisted living and memory care residences to Sonoma, California.

In progress

— A senior living community in Greenville, South Carolina, is expanding its campus to add 60 independent living units and 23 homes.

— Construction crews are now attaching exterior finishes at Cayuga View Senior Living, a 60-unit community slated to open soon in Ithaca, New York.

— Workers have begun transforming a hospital in Moline, Illinois, into a 135-unit senior living community.


— A senior living community in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has added 74 new units to its campus.

Written by Tim Regan

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