In the Pipeline: Ryan Cos., Cadence Unveil Arizona Project; SRG Expanding Into Texas

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Construction: Planned

$60 Million Senior Living, Multifamily Community Planned in Ohio


Trustees in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, recently gave the green light to The Grand of Sugarcreek and Rollandia Greene, a $60 million luxury senior living and multifamily project planned just south of Dayton.

As planned, the project will have 242 independent senior lifestyle cottages, assisted living suites, and memory care suites alongside 276 multifamily residences. Perks for residents include private residences, resort-style amenities, chef-prepared meals, 24-hour care, and landscaped grounds.

The Grand of Sugarcreek is a joint venture between developer Guttman Properties and Civitas Senior Living.


DMK Development is the project’s general contractor, and the architect is Ph7 Architects. Construction for the senior living community is slated to begin in the third quarter of this year, with work scheduled to wrap up in winter, 2019.

Construction: In progress

Ryan Companies and Cadence Senior Living Reveal New Project in Arizona

Cadence Senior Living and Ryan Companies US have announced they are designing, developing and building a new senior living community called Azure in Mesa, Arizona.

The joint-venture project will have 142 independent and assisted living units along with 28 units devoted to memory care services. Construction on the 183,000-square foot project is now underway, should wrap up in the summer of 2019, the companies said.

The new community will be located on an eight-acre site, with onsite amenities including fine- and private-dining venues, a bistro and pub lounge, movie theater, hair salon, craft studio, multipurpose spaces, a fitness center, exam rooms and secure memory care gardens.

Ryan A+E is designing the community, and Studio SIX5 is creating its interior. The Cadence-Ryan team is also working on a second Azure location in North Scottsdale, Arizona, which recently received Scottsdale City Council approval, the companies said.

Construction Underway for Assisted Living, Memory Care Community in Alabama

Construction is now underway for Longleaf Liberty Park, a new assisted living and memory care community located in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

The three-story, 95-unit community from Braemar Partners will have perks for residents such as multiple dining venues, a surround-sound theater, arts and crafts studio, library, salon, and fitness and rehabilitation center.

The architect for the community is Niles Bolton Associates, with interior design work provided by Faulkner Design Group. Robins & Morton is the project’s selected as the general contractor.

Senior Resource Group Expanding Into Texas

Senior Resource Group (SRG) recently announced it plans to open a new senior living community in Austin, Texas.

The rental community, Maravilla at The Domain in Austin, will have 230 residences for residents who need independent living, assisted living and memory care services. The community will be spread across three towers that span 11 stories, six stories, and seven stories.

Residents will also have access to an onsite rehabilitation center, subterranean parking, courtyards and a swimming pool. Other amenities include 12-hour, restaurant-style dining, a theater, library, bistro, internet lounge and wellness center.

Senior Resource Group first purchased the 3.77-acre development in 2015, and began construction in 2017. If all goes according to plan, it should open in June, 2019.

Work Starts for New Affordable Senior Housing Development in Florida

Housing Trust Group (HTG) recently closed on financing for Heron Estates, a new 101-unit, $24 million affordable housing community for seniors in Riviera Beach, Florida. Construction began recently, and the community is expected to open in 2019.

Heron Estates will rent one- and two-bedroom apartments to adults age 55 in households earning at or below 60% of area median income. Rents will range from $344 to $859 per month. Amenities include a swimming pool, multipurpose community room, fitness center and computer center.

The project’s development team consisted of architect David Lawrence Architecture, engineer Wantman Group, Inc., and Gulf Building, LLC as general contractor.

Construction: Complete

Blake Management Group Opens South Carolina Community

Blake Management Group on May 10 celebrated the grand opening of The Blake at Edgewater, a new assisted living and memory care community in Indian Land, South Carolina.

Residents at the community can enjoy chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style daily, concierge services to assist with transportation and family communication needs, daily and weekly housekeeping services, a salon, activity rooms, a movie room, an on-site physical therapy clinic and several gathering rooms.

Benchmark Community Opens Memory Care Neighborhood in Massachusetts

New Pond Village, a Benchmark Senior Living life care community in Walpole, Massachusetts, recently opened a new memory care neighborhood.

The neighborhood uses Benchmark’s ‘Mind & Memory” care concept, which focuses on empowerment and what matters most to older adults living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The new construction is also part of an $8 million expansion project at New Pond Village.

Work Wraps Up for Anthem Community Near Chicago 

An Anthem Memory Care Community in Oak Lawn, Illinois, is now ready for residents.

The $10 million, two-story memory care community has 66 units and offers a mix of private and companion rooms. Amenities include a central common area with a kitchen, a stylist and spa and an indoor walking path.

Henry Bros. Co. was the community’s general contractor, and CB Two Architects designed it.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Belleville, Illinois, has plans to undertake a significant redevelopment project that could cost between $33 million and $35 million.

— Officials in North Tustin, California, have given the green light to plans for a new 100-unit senior living project there.

— The site of a country club in Weston, Florida, could soon include 199-unit senior living community.

— Developer Resort Lifestyle Communities is seeking to bring a 130-unit independent living community to Franklin, Tennessee.

— The site of a former restaurant in North Fair Oaks, California, could make way for a 90-unit Sunrise Senior Living community.

— A group of investors is eyeing a plot of land in Moseley, Virginia, to develop an assisted living community with 115 beds.

— The city of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, could get a 75-unit apartment complex for seniors looking to live independently.

— Brightview Senior Living is poised to start work for a $64 million assisted living community in Sayville, New York.

— A new independent living project could be in the works for Overland Park, Kansas.

— Plans for a new $95 million, 195-unit senior living community from Ryan Companies are moving steadily ahead in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton.

— A developer is looking to build a 132-unit senior living community in Dublin, Ohio.

— The city of Tuscon, Arizona, is set to get an $80 million independent living, assisted living and memory care community.

— A developer has won approval for a 64-unit age-restricted housing community in Winder, Georiga.

In progress

— Work is now underway for a 95-unit senior living development in Gilbert, Arizona.

— Construction crews have broken ground on a 48-unit senior living development in Elmwood, Indiana.

— Design-build firm Unique Homes recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $15 million, 74-unit senior living community in Springfield, Illinois.

— Work is nearly complete for a 150-unit independent living community under construction in Lancaster, New York.

— Construction is underway for a 283-unit senior living community in Minneapolis.

— Merrill Gardens, a $30 million, 196-unit project, is now coming together in Columbia, South Carolina.

— Crews have broken ground on a 102-unit independent living project in Darien, Connecticut.

— A former elementary school is slated to become a 112-unit senior living community in Cartersville, Georgia.

— A tentative opening of Oct. 1 has been set for new senior living campus in Mound, Minnesota.


— A new “resort-style” senior living community is open in South Portland, Maine.

— Residents have moved in to a new assisted living and memory care community in Lincoln, Nebraska.

— Asbury Place, a senior living community in Maryville, Tennessee, has opened a new memory care expansion.

Written by Tim Regan

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