In the Pipeline: Sinai Residences’ $125 Million Expansion, Watercrest Starts Work in Georgia

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Construction: Planned

Florida Life Plan Community Plots $125 Million Expansion


A 366-unit not-for-profit life plan community in Boca Raton, Florida, is planning to expand with help from LCS Development.

The community, Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton, will add about 100 new independent living residences, at least two additional themed dining venues, a large ballroom, and renovate some of its existing common areas. The expansion project cost is estimated at over $125 million.

As part of the project, LCS Development will coordinate planning, developing, initial marketing, and oversight of the design and construction. LCS Development will also assist with financing, and support other aspects requested by the Sinai Board of Managers.


Colorado to Get New Senior Living Co-op

Real Estate Equities Development has announced plans for a new Village Cooperative community in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The multi-story Village Cooperative building will feature community areas 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.

The co-op developer now has 32 Village Cooperative communities that are operating, under construction or scheduled for construction in seven states.

Construction: In progress

Construction Begins for Watercrest Community in Georgia

Watercrest Senior Living Group and Waypoint Residential have started construction for Watercrest Newnan Assisted Living and Memory Care, a 107-unit community on nine acres in Newnan, Georgia.

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, with construction by BL Harbert International. Watercrest Newnan Assisted Living and Memory Care is expected to open in the late spring of 2019.

D.C. Area CCRC Starts Work on New Addition

Ingleside at King Farm, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Rockville, Maryland, has started work on a new expansion.

The newly expanded campus will introduce 121 personalized living residences and 32 private assisted living memory support suites. It will also include a “center for healthy living” and indoor amenity spaces such as an arts center and exhibition space, classrooms, library, meditation space, a yoga studio, a spa and salon, a game room, a clinical suite with a doctor’s office and exam rooms and a large multi-purpose room.

Architecture firm Perkins Eastman and Greenbrier Development are collaborating with Ingleside on the project. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2019.

Affordable Senior Living Community Near D.C. Begins Renovations

Culpepper Garden, the largest affordable senior living community in Arlington, Virginia, recently marked the beginning of a two-year, $24.8 million renovation of its original 204 apartments built in 1975.

The renovations will include repairs to the community’s exterior, a new roof, a replacement of major systems, elevator upgrades, window replacements, new sprinklers, six new apartments, and increasing accessibility in all apartments. The project will also make 21 apartments fully accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).

Residents will be temporarily relocated on-site during the phased renovation process.

Construction: Complete

Houston Community Unveils $72 Million Expansion

The Buckingham, a senior living community in Houston, has unveiled some features of its recent $72 million community expansion.

A significant piece of the project is a new health services building, with nearly 80 new assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support residences, an augmented physical therapy gym, and distinct rooms for speech and occupational therapy.

The expansion also includes “The Tower,” an 11-story building with nearly 100 independent living residences and amenities such as a fitness center, an outdoor courtyard, and an upscale dining venue with a wine room. Other newly introduced services for residents include NexusConnexions, a software that supports transitional care nurses; and a state-of-the-art call system installed throughout the health services building.

Facelift for Independent Living Community Near Denver

Hillcrest Development Group and Pathfinder Partners have completed a $1.6 million renovation and rebranding program at V-Esprit, a 100-unit independent living community in Aurora, Colorado, that was previously known as the Shalom Park Senior Living Campus. Pathfinder partnered with Hillcrest to acquire the property last year.

Renovations include converting four one-bedroom apartments into a clubhouse and card room; and refurbishing and modernizing the theater room, library, communal dining area and leasing office. Additionally, apartment interiors have been upgraded to include new hard surface countertops, tile backsplashes, hard surface flooring, cabinets and appliances and new finishes, fixtures and paint.

Additionally, all hallways and corridors were refreshed, and the entry way expanded to include new windows, furniture, bar area and outdoor patio space.

Erickson Living Community in Dallas Opens New Clubhouse

Highland Springs, an Erickson Living CCRC in Dallas with nearly 1,000 residents, has opened a second community clubhouse.

The clubhouse, Magnolia Place, is a hub of socialization for residents, their family members and guests, with a grand living room, library and classroom for activities. The centerpiece of the new clubhouse is an arts and enrichment center, a 3,000 square-foot venue for guest speakers, entertainment, theater or worship services.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A new 240-unit senior living community is in the works for Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

— Recently filed plans show that two companies are eyeing land in Seattle to build a 124-unit senior housing community.

— The Riverdale Press reports on Hebrew Home’s plans for expansion, which the article says are closer to becoming a reality,65299

— A newly approved annexation will let Presbyterian Homes and Services build a 158-unit senior living community in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

— Local officials in Osage Beach, Missouri, heard a proposal from a developer to build a senior living community there.

— Friendship Village, a proposed 377-unit senior living community, could open in Braselton, Georgia.

— Pathway Development Partners have won approval from local officials for Aspired Living, an 84-unit assisted living and memory support community proposed for La Grange, Illinois.

— Senior Lifestyle has its eye on Oak Brook, Illinois, for a $79 million, 200-unit senior living community.

In progress

— A 179-unit senior living community is scheduled to open later year in Morgantown, West Virginia.

— An independent living, assisted living and memory care community is on track to open in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

— Work has begun for a new 17-story senior living highrise in Houston.

— A sprawling senior living campus with independent living, assisted living and memory care services is under construction in Amarillo, Texas.

— Work has begun for a $4.8 million expansion at a senior living community in Norfolk, Virginia.


— Surpass Senior Living has opened a personal care home in Marietta, Georgia.

— An independent living community near the shores of Lake Erie in Rocky River, Ohio, has unveiled $7 million in renovations.

— A new 128-unit senior living community has opened its doors in Patchogue, New York.

Written by Tim Regan

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