In the Pipeline: CCRC Highrise Groundbreaking, Solvere’s New Florida Community

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Construction: Planned

Community in Texas Plans 101-Unit Expansion


An Integrated Property Management senior living community in Kingwood, Texas, has announced a new expansion project that would add 73 independent living and 28 assisted living residences. The community, Watercrest at Kingwood, currently has 174 independent living residences, 24 of which are villas.

As planned, the 145,117-square-foot “Garden Village” expansion will include new common areas and amenities such as multiple outdoor sitting areas, a walking trail, wellness center, libraries, pet park and two new dining venues in the independent living and assisted Living wings.

The expansion would also bring a new “signature lifestyle” living option, which is a customizable, concierge-style take on the traditional independent living concept.


Construction: In progress

Construction to Begin for Highrise CCRC Expansion in Milwaukee

A non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Milwaukee is breaking ground on a 22-story senior living highrise. Saint John’s On The Lake is scheduled to break ground on its “Third Tower Expansion” project on April 13, the organization announced.

The new addition will include 50 skilled nursing residences, 24 units designated for assisted living under Wisconsin’s community-based residential facility (CBRF) license, 16 “catered living” apartments similar to assisted living, and 79 independent living apartments that will be licensed so that staff can provide services as needed to support aging in place.

Saint John’s on the Lake is working with Piper Jaffray to finance the project, which has a budget of about $120 million. VJS Construction Services is the general contractor for this project, and Blitch Knevel Architects is working in collaboration with Eppstein Uhen Architects on the tower’s design.

If all goes according to plan, the new expansion would open in spring of 2020.

Groundbreaking Planned for Thrive Senior Living Property in Georgia

Thrive Senior Living has announced it’s breaking ground on Thrive on Skidaway, a new independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Savannah, Georgia.

Thrive on Skidaway will have 145 suites, and residents will have access to amenities such as restaurant-style dining, a bistro and bar, movie theater, areas for outdoor activities, a fire pit, salon and spa, art studio and a fitness center.

Thrive is planning to open the new community in late 2019, with a welcome center opening on campus earlier that year. Equus Development Partners is developing the community, and Drake Real Estate Partners is the lead equity partner for the project.

Construction Underway for Blake Community in South Carolina

Workers with Frampton Construction Company recently broke ground on The Blake at Baxter Village, a community located within the Baxter Village master-planned community in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

The forthcoming Blake Management Group community will have 68 assisted living units, 33 memory care units, and eight independent living residences. Amenities include a movie theater, salon, card playing room, physical therapy clinic, and other areas for activities.

The Blake at Baxter Village is the fourth Blake assisted living project that Frampton built with project developer Cardinal Ventures. Construction is expected to wrap up in May of 2019.

Work Starts on Watercrest Community in Florida

Watercrest Senior Living Group, United Properties and Walker and Company recently celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of Watercrest Naples, an assisted living and memory care community in Naples, Florida.

The 128-unit, luxury senior living community will come along with amenities such as a spa, a bistro serving private label Watercrest wines and multiple dining venues with seasonal and organic fare.

Watercrest Senior Living Group collaborated on the building design with D2 Architecture and IDA. The community features a promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces. Additionally, memory care residents will have access to a faux-outdoor streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches.

The community is scheduled to welcome residents in late spring, 2019.

Construction Begins for Senior Living Highrise in Houston

Bridgwood Property Company broke ground on the company’s newest luxury senior living property, the highrise Village of Southampton in Houston.

The community will have 17 floors and offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services to residents.

Planned amenities include an indoor heated pool and spa, fitness center, movie theater, full-service salon, outdoor terraces, secured garage parking, formal and private dining, bistro, and a sky lounge. Residents can also take a shuttle to local destinations.

Work for the Village of Southampton is expected to wrap up in spring, 2020.

Construction: Complete

Capitol Seniors Housing Opens Community Near Chicago

Capitol Seniors Housing has opened a new assisted living and memory care community in Naperville, Illinois.

The $27 million, 74,256-square-foot community, Arbor Terrace Naperville, has 95 residential suites and perks for residents like a fireside living room, library, theater, sunrooms, art studio, salon and spa, a wellness and fitness room and multiple dining options.

Faulkner Design Group designed the community’s interior, which has finishes and furniture accentuated with the colors of blues and greens, decorative light fixtures and focal wall panels.

Capitol Senior Housing also has other holdings in the Chicago area, including Atria Glenview, an 83-suite senior living community under construction in Glenview that is targeted to open in late 2018.

Solvere Senior Living Managing $28 Million Community in Florida

Tessera of Brandon, an assisted living and memory care community in Brandon, Florida, is now licensed and open.

The $28 million 107,000 square-foot multi-story community has 89 one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments and 49 memory care suites. Design elements and amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, a vaulted ceiling lobby, landscaped courtyards and walking paths, a gazebo, fire pit and a dog park. The community also has an art studio, bistro and bar, beauty and barber salon, fitness center, library and all-day dining options.

Tessera of Brandon was developed by Pridgen Development, Bessolo Design Group was the project’s architect. Additionally, Lindell Investments was the equity investor for the project, and Hancock Bank provided a construction loan.

Solvere Senior Living currently manages 14 communities in eight states.

Chicago Gets New Pathway to Living Community

Pathway to Living is opening Heartis Village of Orland Park, a 96-unit assisted living and memory care community in Orland Park, Illinois.

The 89,622-square-foot property was developed by Caddis Healthcare Real Estate and officially opened with a grand celebration April 12. Amenities include all-day dining, a bistro, movie theater and chapel, salon and spa, library and technology center, therapy gym and fitness center, and a multitude of indoor and outdoor common areas.

Orland Park is owned by a Caddis affiliate and managed by Pathway to Living

Tennessee CCRC Opens Assisted Living and Memory Care Residence

Asbury Place, a CCRC in Maryville, Tennessee, has officially opened the Alpine House, a new home for assisted living and memory care residents.

The new construction is part of an $18.5 million expansion project to add 44 memory care and assisted living suites and 22 long-term care suites to the community. Alpine House has amenities such as an on-site salon and spa, private suites and a secure environment.

Other noteworthy projects:


— Trilogy Health Service seeks to build a 92-bed community with assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services in Tiffin, Ohio.

— Local officials in Dawsonville, Georgia, have approved rezoning for a 52-acre senior living campus with medical and office space, retail, a hotel and an assisted living community.

— Evergreen Real Estate Group is looking to turn the former Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago into a $60 million, 193-unit senior housing community.

— A community with up to 170 units for independent living, assisted living and memory care could open in Forest Acres, South Carolina.

— The owners of a sprawling golf course in Plainville, Massachusetts want to turn it into a 435-unit senior living village.

— A developer is looking to build 30 age-restricted homes in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

— Aspired Living is building an assisted living and memory care community in La Grange, Illinois.

— An assisted living community in Piqua, Ohio, plans to add 15 new memory care units.

— Legend Senior Living is planning to build a 136-unit independent living community  Jacksonville, Florida.

— Neighbors are concerned over a 112-unit senior apartment development proposed for Stockbridge, Georgia.

— A community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has unveiled plans for a $5 million expansion project that would include 12 new townhomes.

In progress

— Workers could soon start building a 161-unit independent living community in Auburn, Washington.

— Legacy Living is planning to start construction for a new $18 million senior living community in Jasper, Indiana.


— Belmont Village Senior Living has opened a new 140-unit assisted living and memory care community in Calabasas, California.

— A senior living community in Bethalto, Illinois, is sporting some new renovations.

— The city of Yuma, Arizona, has a new assisted living and memory care community with 87 units.

— A 124-bed memory care community has opened its doors in Paramus, New Jersey.

Written by Tim Regan

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