In the Pipeline: Clark’s Expansion Projects, Dominion Breaks Ground in South Carolina

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Construction: Planned

Clark Retirement Plans to Expand Two Michigan Communities


Clark Retirement has plans to undertake two major construction projects at two of its communities in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The $8.5 million construction project at Clark’s Franklin campus calls for new amenities including larger social spaces and exercise facilities and 22 new independent living apartments. The Franklin campus will also move its short-term rehabilitation services to preferred providers in the area, a move aimed at making way for more independent living housing.

The second project is a new addition at Clark’s Keller Lake campus that is slated to be built around a town square model with open areas, walking paths, a restaurant, bistro and piazza. That $36 million project includes 70 new independent living apartments, the addition of common space, new amenities and major site development work.


Life Plan Community Moves Closer to Construction in New York

Fountaingate Gardens, a proposed life plan community sponsored by Gurwin in Commack, New York, recently won several approvals in its bid to start work before the end of the year.

Among other key approvals, the Town of Huntington Planning Board last month gave its blessing to a preliminary map for a subdivision of the property where the project will be built. Additionally, the Suffolk County Sewer Agency accepted Gurwin’s application for handling waste treatment needs associated with the forthcoming property.

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Work for the community is targeted to start before the end of the year.

Wolff to Develop Senior Community in California

The Wolff Company has purchased property in Palm Desert, California, with the intention of developing a senior community there.

The property is centrally located and has access to several nearby golf clubs.

Outside of this project, Wolff is also is developing communities in California and throughout the western U.S., including Revel Lodi, a 142-unit community in Lodi, California, and Revel Southbay, a 185-unit community in Torrance, California.

Additionally, pre-leasing has begun for Revel Rancharrah, a senior living community located in Reno, Nevada. As planned, that community will have 146 studio, one-, and two-bedroom independent living apartment homes, and will be managed by Clearwater Living.

Revel Rancharrah is currently accepting resident deposits, and will open in late spring, 2019.

Construction: In progress

Dominion Senior Living Starts Work on South Carolina Project

Dominion Senior Living recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a $13 million faith-based community in Clemson, South Carolina.

The four-story community will have 70 independent living apartments in several floor plans. Planned amenities include a game room, theater and chapel, spa, yoga room, outdoor entertainment, and around-the-clock concierge services.

Dominion expects to open the community in the fall of 2019.

Work Begins for Leisure Living Management Community in Michigan

Leisure Living Management has broken ground on Cascade Trails Senior Living, its 26th senior community in Michigan.

The $23 million community, set on an 18-acre campus in the Grand Rapids area, will have 104 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care options for residents. The living spaces are also barrier-free, and at ground level.

Cascade trails is currently taking reservations for a planned opening in 2020.

Northern California Presbyterian Poised to Break Ground on CCRC

Not-for-profit Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services (NCPHS) is set to begin work in June for Viamonte of Walnut Creek, its new 174-unit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Walnut Creek, California.

NCPHS’s $189 million California state construction bond offering recently sold, making way for construction to begin. As planned, the community will open in 2020.

Construction: Complete

Erickson Living CCRC Opens New Memory Care Neighborhood

Oak Crest, an Erickson Living CCRC in Parkville, Maryland, recently opened a new memory care neighborhood.

The neighborhood, which is called Magnolia Way, has 38 private apartments and a newly remodeled common spaces that includes a dining venue and bistro, living room, garden area and activity rooms.

Oak Crest, one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A former medical center is slated to become an affordable senior housing project in Lafayette, Indiana.

— A developer has plans to turn a former library into an active senior community in Ithaca, New York.

— Sunrise Senior Living has purchased a building in Alexandria, Virginia, for the construction of a 93-unit assisted living community.

— A developer is looking to construct a 43-unit senior living community in Denver.

— Huntsville, Alabama, is slated to get a new $10 million independent living development with 80 units.

— A 17-story, age-restricted apartment building with 169 units is in the works for Evanston, Illinois.

— Land once considered for a supermarket will instead hold a new assisted living community with 58 apartments in Kingston, New Hampshire.

In progress

— Work is underway for a 60-unit assisted living and memory care community in Madison, Wisconsin.

— Capitol Seniors Housing will resume construction of a stalled age-restricted housing project in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey.

— After a long delay, a 98-residence assisted living project is finally under construction in Sebastian, Florida.


— Construction has wrapped up at a 129-unit senior living project in Glendale, Arizona.

— Arcadia Senior Living has opened a 79-unit senior living community in Clarksville, TN.

— Construction is complete for an 88-unit assisted living and memory care community in Longview, Texas.

Written by Tim Regan

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