In the Pipeline: Erickson Living Opens CCRC, Blake Community Planned in Florida

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Construction: Planned

Assisted Living, Memory Care Project Planned in Florida


Blake Management Group, Legendary Living, the management team from Quality Senior Living and LongueVue Capital are collaborating on a new senior living community in Miramar Beach, Florida.

As planned, The Blake at Miramar Beach will have assisted living residences that include one- or two-bedroom apartments with options including a balcony or porch overlooking the courtyard. For memory care residents, options include studio and deluxe studio units with walk-in closets.

Planned indoor amenities include a bar and lounge, a coffee and ice cream shop, salon and spa, on-site therapy services, chapel, theater, activity rooms, library and a fitness center. Residents can also enjoy outdoor amenities such as landscaped courtyards, an outdoor fire pavilion, fountains and raised gardens.


Arrive Architecture Group is designing the community, and EBM Group, together Clark Construction, will serve as the project’s general contractor.

PMRG to Develop $40 Million Texas Community

Commercial real estate firm PMRG has announced the acquisition of land for the development of a 200-unit senior living community in McKinney, Texas.

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The $40 million community, Hidden Springs (pictured above), will have rental units designed for independent living, assisted living and memory care services. Planned perks for residents include a physician-sponsored wellness program, a calendar of activities and multiple dining venues.

Residents are anticipated to start moving in during the summer of next year.

MedCore Partners, TNRG Announce Plans for Texas Project

MedCore Partners and The National Realty Group (TNRG) recently unveiled plans to buy a 13.75-acre plot of land in Georgetown, Texas, with plans to build a new rental senior living community there.

As planned, the 314-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community will come together over two construction phases. Integral Senior Living will manage the community.

Apartment selections range in size from studios to two-bedroom suites with penthouse views. The community will include multiple indoor and outdoor dining venues, a fitness and wellness center, dog-friendly walking trail, golf cart parking, an outdoor pool with sundecks and cabana dining, entertainment options, and a salon and spa.

REES Architects is designing the project, with interior design services provided by Studio Six5. Design for the project is slated to wrap up in January, 2019, with construction to begin shortly thereafter. The first phase of the senior community is scheduled to open in August 2020.

Construction: In progress

Work Underway for Pittsburgh Community

Construction has begun for a new Sweetbay Senior Living community in Pittsburgh.

The community, The Residence at Whitehall, will have a mix of 127 independent living and personal care apartments. Planned amenities include several lounges, an arts studio, fitness and wellness center, activities room, movie theater, library, beauty salon and barber shop, several dining venues, and an all-day refreshment center. Outdoor common areas will include a walking path, courtyard, patio and fire pit.

Pre-leasing for the community has begun, and Sweetbay expects it to open in the fall. Residence at Whitehall is coming together in conjunction with Graziano Construction and Development Company.

Construction: Complete

Erickson Living CCRC in North Carolina Welcomes Residents

Erickson Living on May 10 held a grand opening celebration for Windsor Run, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Matthews, North Carolina.

The first residents moved in during the week of May 15, and will continue to move in throughout the summer. The Woodland Commons Clubhouse and Dogwood Place, an independent living building, are open this month. A second independent living building, Sycamore Square, is slated to open in July. The entire project marks a $200 million investment, according to Erickson Living.

Amenities include an all-season aquatics and fitness center, two restaurants, a tavern, a medical center and movie theater. Construction of a continuing care neighborhood will begin in 2019, with an expected opening date in the following year.

HarborChase Community to Open Soon in Florida

Confluent Senior Living and Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) have set a grand opening date of May 23 for HarborChase of Wildwood, a new assisted living and memory care community in Wildwood, Florida.

The community has 92 assisted living and memory care apartments with access to dining venues with farm-to-table fare, a beauty salon, 24-hour staff help, library, wellness center, cocktail lounges and multiple recreational rooms.

HarborChase of Wildwood is managed by HRA. Confluent Senior Living, a subsidiary of real estate investment and development firm Confluent Development, is serving as the project’s owner and co-developer.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A mixed-use development proposed in Milwaukee could bring with it 210 units of senior housing.

— Plans for an “urban-style” apartment complex for people 55 years or older are moving ahead in Valdosta, Georgia.

— A 10-story senior living project with 78 assisted living units could soon come together in Long Beach, California.

— A developer is seeking to build a 224-unit senior living project in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

— LCB Senior Living has plans to open a 94-unit assisted living and memory care community in Bernards Township, New Jersey.

— Local officials in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, have given the go-ahead to a proposed 42-unit senior living project.

— Evanston, Illinois, could eventually get a 17-story active living community with 169 units.

— Commonwealth Senior Living’s plans to expand a community in South Boston, Virginia, are moving forward.

In progress

—  Construction has begun for a new 130-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community that will anchor a mixed-use project in Cape Coral, Florida.

— A senior living community in Plattsburgh, New York, has broken ground on four new duplexes.

— Plans for a 460-unit senior living community from Amavida are moving along in Fort Myers.

— A developer has started work for a 48-unit project in Aiken, South Carolina.

— The city of Boynton Beach, Florida, will soon have a new 150-bed senior living community that specializes in memory care.

— Brightview Senior Living is set to begin work on a $64 million, 154-unit assisted living and memory care community on the site of a former plant nursery in Sayville, New York.

 A 173-unit senior living project is moving forward on the campus of a high school in Napa, California.


— Tutera Group has opened a new senior living community with 201 units in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Written by Tim Regan

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