In the Pipeline: Watercrest’s Florida Plans; Aegis Opens Another Italy-Themed Property

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Construction: Planned

Watercrest, United Properties Announce Plans for Florida Community


Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties have announced their next project together.

Construction firm Walker and Company is set to begin work on a 198-unit senior living community in Sarasota, Florida, this fall.

As planned, the Watercrest Sarasota Senior Living Community will have amenities such as a promenade, fireplace, water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa and a market street plaza with an “outdoor” streetscape designed for memory care residents.


The new community’s scheduled completion date is in the summer of 2020.

Newly Opened AgeWell Community in Georgia Plans Expansion

Celebration Village, a senior living community that opened in Suwanee, Georgia last December, now plans to add 58 apartments to its independent-living neighborhood.

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The planned apartments will have one- and two-bedroom units with design features such as custom cabinets and granite countertops.

AgeWell Living, which operates the community, expects to complete the expansion in fall of 2019. The project’s developer is Active Senior Concepts, and the builder is R.W. Smith.

Construction: In progress

SRG’s First Texas Project On Track for 2019 Opening

Senior Resource Group (SRG) is on track to open Maravilla at The Domain, its first Texas community, by mid-2019.

The company recently topped out all three of the community’s towers. As planned, the 230-residence community will have an 11-story south tower, six- and seven-story central and north Towers, subterranean parking, courtyards and a swimming pool.

Currently, workers are almost a quarter of the way through installing exterior glass on the topped-out north tower. Roofing and external sheathing were already installed, window installation is in progress, as is interior framing and mechanical, electrical and plumbing. The company has targeted Sept. 1 as the start date for interior finish work to begin on the north tower.

Construction: Complete

Aegis Living Opens Mediterranean-Inspired Community in Seattle

Aegis Living has opened another property with Mediterranean influences near Seattle.

The company recently announced the opening of Aegis of West Seattle (pictured above), a senior living community “reminiscent of a hotel in sundrenched Capri, Italy.” The property has 83 apartment-style units and design elements such as ocean-themed art, blue accents, a submarine-sized and themed aquarium, an authentic tugboat, and local memorabilia.

Earlier this year, Aegis opened Aegis at Ravenna, a different community “infused with Italian hospitality” and also located in Seattle.

Other noteworthy projects:


— Cascadia is working on a 60-bed memory care community in Spokane, Washington.

— A mixed-used development planned in Lexington, Kentucky, will include a 450-unit senior living community.

— Local officials in Plainville, Massachusetts, will hear plans for a 384-unit senior housing community there.

— Plans are coming together for a a new 52-unit senior living community in Cumberland, Maine.

— An 88-unit senior living community could rise from a vacant lot in Mundelein, Illinois.

— Officials in Rome, Georgia, have given the go-ahead to a senior living provider to add between 34 and 36 new townhomes for independent living residents.

— Plans are moving forward for a 101-unit assisted living and memory care community in Kyle, Texas.

— Commonwealth Senior Living recently celebrated a finished $5.5 million renovation project at its community in Danville, Virginia.

In progress

— Work has begun for a 78-unit senior living community in Mesquite, Nevada.

— A $20 million senior living community is coming together in Marion, Iowa.

— Workers are now building the first phase of a 73-unit assisted living community in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

— A 36-unit senior living community is under construction in Madison, Georgia.

Construction has started for a 100-unit senior housing apartment in Markham, Illinois.


— A new 25-bed assisted living community is open in Neosho, Missouri.

— A new assisted living community has opened in Mesquite, Nevada.

— A senior living community in Ashland, Ohio, recently celebrated an expansion of its wellness center.

Written by Tim Regan

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