In the Pipeline: Texas Wellness Village; MorningStar, Confluent Break Ground

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Construction: Planned

Planned ‘Wellness Village’ in Texas to Include Senior Housing


Plans are moving forward for a mixed-use medical campus in Mesquite, Texas, that will include a senior living community, among other notable features.

The $250 million project, known as The Verde Center at Peachtree, is designed to function as a walkable village with healing gardens, walking trails, a hotel and conference center, a fitness center, a senior living community and other amenities and services.

The campus is being developed through a partnership between Ryan Companies US, Medical Campus Group, Lang and Company, and the Peachtree Foundation, with development financing bolstered by financial incentives from the state of Texas and the city of Mesquite.


Alignment with healthcare systems, outpatient clinical operators and physician groups are expected to wrap up by the end of the year. Final planning is currently underway to begin the site work, mass grading and infrastructure improvements necessary to move forward with the plan. Work for the initial phase of the project is anticipated to start in mid-2019.

Construction: In progress

MorningStar, Confluent Break Ground on Community in Oregon

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Co-developers MorningStar Senior Living and Confluent Senior Living have broken ground on an assisted living and memory care community in Happy Valley, Oregon.

The community, dubbed MorningStar of Happy Valley (pictured above), will have 88 suites and amenities such as a 24-hour bistro with a full bar, life-enrichment room, private dining, salon, spa, fitness and wellness center, massage and therapy room, library, and a theater. Outdoor perks for residents include courtyards with artwork and trellises, walking paths, gardening areas and a barbecue area with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit.

Firms involved in the project include LRS Architects, LCG Pence Construction and Thoma-Holec Design. Confluent is the project’s owner and MorningStar will serve as the operator.

If all goes according to plan, MorningStar of Happy Valley will open in the summer of 2019.

Solvere Senior Living to Manage New Community in Texas

Solvere Senior Living is set to manage a senior living community currently under construction in Fredericksburg, Texas.

That $21 million community, Villages of Windcrest, will have 84 assisted living and memory care apartments, with amenities such as community-wide Wi-Fi, three restaurants, a theater, fitness center, salon, spa, library and business center. Solvere also will offer its proprietary Salus and Valeo wellness philosophies.

Bridgeview Realty Capital is serving as the project’s owner, developer and builder, and the project is slated to open in November.

Wolff Co. Pre-Leasing for Idaho Community

Pre-leasing has begun for Revel Eagle, a forthcoming senior living community from The Wolff Company in Eagle, Idaho.

The independent living community will have 132 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes, and amenities such as a salon and spa, theater room, fitness center, and and a dining program from restauranteur Beau MacMillan.

Revel Vegas will be managed by Clearwater Living. The community is currently scheduled to open before the end of the year.

Alliance Residential Breaks Ground on Active Adult Development in Washington

Multifamily developer and manager Alliance Residential Company recently broke ground on Marvelle at Southcenter, an apartment community for residents age 55 and older in Tukwila, Washington.

As planned, Marvelle at Southcenter will have 166 studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 500 to 1,200 square feet. The apartment building has the 13,000 square feet of indoor amenity space, with access to Tukwila’s pedestrian and bicycle trail system and local dining and shopping destinations.

The community is slated to open in the fall of 2019.

Construction Starts for Affordable Senior Housing Community in Denver

Work has begun for a redevelopment project that will result in 49 rental apartments for income-qualified seniors in Denver.

MGL Partners and Solvera Advisors LLC are developing the project, with The Neenan Company serving as the design-build partner for the renovation of the historic Tammen Hall.

The eight-story housing development will will include a common area and rooftop patio for residents. The project is planned for completion in mid 2019.

Work Nearly Complete for Community in Arizona

Construction is almost done for Desert Willow Assisted Living, a Sagewood community in Phoenix, Arizona.

Desert Willow will have 44 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes and access to a restaurant, fitness area, central living room, library and chapel. As planned, the community will open later this year in the fall.

Construction: Complete

Capitol Seniors Housing Opens New Jersey Community

Investment and development firm Capitol Seniors Housing has opened a new assisted living and memory care community in Norwood, New Jersey.

The $25 million community, Atria Norwood, has 83 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites and comes with access to amenities that include a library, movie theater, sports lounge with an open-concept bistro, a cafe, creative art and activity room, salon and spa, and a wellness and fitness room. Meyer Design designed the community.

Capitol Seniors Housing is also building three other senior living communities in New Jersey: Arbor Terrace Mountainside, Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel and The Chelsea at Shrewsbury.

Ryan Companies, Grand Living Open in Iowa

Ryan Companies US and Grand Living on June 24 opened Grand Living at Bridgewater, an independent, assisted living and memory care senior living community in Coralville, Iowa.

The senior living community has 170 units ranging in size from studios to two-bedroom apartments. The community comes with amenities such as multiple dining settings, a wellness center and spa with an indoor pool, exercise studio, offices for medical providers, salon, performance theater, library, grand lounge and chapel.

This is the sixth project developed in a partnership between Grand Living, the operating partner, and Ryan Companies, the project’s developer and builder. Another Grand Living project is currently under construction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Five Star Completes Memory Care Expansion at Pennsylvania Property

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) recently wrapped up an expansion at its Overlook Green Senior Living community in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

The expansion occurred at the community’s Bridge to Rediscovery neighborhood, and includes 23 private and semi-private memory care suites with larger windows, individual bathrooms and self-controlled heating and air conditioning. The expansion also included a new patio with a secured courtyard and walking path.

Other noteworthy projects:


— Presbyterian Homes and Services is aiding in the development of a $60 million senior living community in Dubuque, Iowa.

— Plans are back on track for a 124-unit senior community in New Haven, Connecticut.

— A 187-unit assisted living and memory care community has been proposed in Macomb Township, Michigan.

— If all goes according to plan, a 330-unit senior living community will occupy a 74-acre plot of land in Madison, Georgia.

— Plans for a mixed-use development with a 308-unit senior living community are moving forward in Limerick, Pennsylvania.

— A former school in Green Oak Township, Michigan, could become a 128-bed senior living home for veteran.

— Alexandria, Virginia, could get a new community with 322 assisted living and memory care units called HarborChase of Alexandria.

— Local leaders in Burnsville, Minnesota, have blessed plans for a 134-unit senior living community.

— The owner of a former hotel in Highwood, Illinois, is seeking to turn the building into a 104-unit senior living community.

— A developer has filed plans to build a two-building independent and assisted living community with 204 units in Lexington, Massachusetts.

— The Levine Jewish Community in Scottsdale, Arizona, is seeking proposals for a new senior living community on three acres of land that it owns.

Plans are moving forward for a 124-unit senior living community in Peters Township, Pennsylvania.

In progress

— Construction crews are hard at work building an 85-unit independent living community in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Work recently started for an 88-unit assisted living and memory care community in Annapolis, Maryland.

— An information center has opened at a 137-unit senior living community under construction in Monument, Colorado.


— Volunteers of America has unveiled its newly renovated senior living community in Malden, Massachusetts.

—A new assisted living and memory care community is open in Albemarle County, Virginia.

Written by Tim Regan