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Wolff Breaks Ground on Two Revel Communities in Oregon, Washington


Private equity firm and senior living developer The Wolff Company has broken ground on two new senior living communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Wolff announced it had started work Revel Amberglen, a planned independent living project within a mixed-use master-planned community in Hillsboro, Oregon.

When it opens, the five-story property will have 143 studio, one-, and two-bedroom independent living residences, with access to amenities such as a salon and spa, indoor saltwater pool, a fitness studio and multiple restaurants with seasonal menus from Chef Beau MacMillan. Revel Amberglen is expected to open in 2020.


Wolff also broke ground on Revel Kirkland (pictured above), a new independent living apartment community in the Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland, Washington. The five-story property will have 151 studio, one-, and two-bedroom independent living residences and amenities such as walking trails, a salon and spa, indoor saltwater swimming pool, a fitness studio and restaurants with seasonal menus from MacMillan. Revel Kirkland is expected to open in 2019.

The two communities are part of Wolff’s 20 senior living projects currently open or under construction.

Koelsch On Track for Spring Opening in Arizona

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Koelsch Communities is hard at work building the Park at Copper Creek, a 135-apartment independent living community in Chandler, Arizona.

The roughly $40 million community will have studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans. If all goes according to plan, construction will wrap up in the spring of 2019.

PNC Bank provided financing for construction and development of the community, with the remainder coming from private investors. Koelsch Communities will manage the project, which is being developed by Koelsch in partnership with RJ Development. Koelsch Construction is also acting as general contractor. Additionally, the community’s interior design will come from Judy Koelsch and David Goularte of JSK Design.

Clearwater Living Breaks Ground in California

Clearwater Living recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its planned Clearwater at North Tustin senior living community in North Tustin, California.

The project includes 100 assisted living and memory care residences in one- and two-bedroom styles and such amenities as a lounge and pub, an exhibition kitchen, a chapel, multiple dining options and wellness center and spa.

If all goes according to plan, Clearwater at North Tustin would open in the summer of 2020.

Idaho Community Starts Work on Expansion

The Renaissance at Coeur D’Alene, a Radiant Senior Living community in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, is making room for more residents.

The community recently broke ground on a new building that will increase its capacity from 64 to 80 units. If all goes according to plan, the new building, Chateau Rochelle, will open in January.

Glauser Construction is the builder on the project.

Construction: Complete

Benchmark Holds Grand Opening for First New York Community

Benchmark Senior Living recently held a celebration to mark the grand opening of Whisper Woods of Smithtown, an assisted living and memory care community in Smithtown, New York.

The three-story community has 101 assisted living and memory care apartments with amenities such as a balcony, a wellness center with fitness and physical therapy and a private family room with a full kitchen and dining area.

Integral Community in Houston Now Open

The Shores at Clear Lake, an Integral Senior Living community in Houston, is now open for residents to begin moving in.

The community is slated to hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening event on Nov. 15. The Shores at Clear Lake welcomed first began welcoming residents earlier this year in mid-September.

Trilogy Opens New Community in Kentucky

Trilogy Health Services has opened its sixth senior living community in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Springs at Stony Brook offers a mix of care, from independent living and assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing. Amenities include public and private dining rooms and a gated courtyard for memory care residents and an independent living area with a bistro, fitness center, movie theater and a community kitchen.

The community is built on Trilogy’s two-story “village center” prototype.

Five Star Renovates Tennessee Property

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) has completed a $4.5 million renovation project at Fieldstone Place, a 102-unit independent and assisted living community in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The project included a new theater with surround sound and a 90-inch screen, two dining rooms and a new private dining room, a miniature putting green, a new community library and a beauty parlor.

Five Star’s Ageility Physical Therapy services are also now available at the community’s new gym.

LCB to Hold Grand Opening for Connecticut Community

LCB Senior Living is set to hold a grand opening celebration on Nov. 7 for its new independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Stamford, Connecticut.

The Residence at Summer Street has 104 apartments, and is expected to employ around 70 full and part-time workers.

Other noteworthy projects:


— Aegis Living of Greenwood has won local approval for its plans to open a new 96-unit assisted living community in Seattle.

— A 190-unit active adult project is coming together in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

— A developer has purchased land in Greenville, South Carolina, with plans to build a senior living community there.

— Columbia Pacific Advisors seeks to bring a 115-unit assisted living and memory care community to Brookfield, Connecticut.

— A new four-story continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is slated for development in Sharpsburg, Georgia.

— A $52.5 million construction loan will help develop a 244-unit senior living community in Port Jefferson Station, New York.

— A religious organization in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, has for $12 million purchased a 38-acre property on which it plans to develop a senior living community with 120 apartments.

— RiverSpring Health has won approval to move forward with plans for New York City’s first CCRC.

— Senior housing might be coming to a 6.5-acre plot of land in Hamburg Township, Michigan.

— A 201-unit senior living community and a grocery store could soon arrive as part of a planned project in Oak Park, Illinois.

In progress

— Work is slated to begin soon for a new senior living community with 234 units in Cibolo, Texas.

Construction has begun for a 161-unit senior housing community in Germantown, Tennessee.


— A new memory care and assisted living community has opened in Warrensburg, Missouri.

— A senior living community with 143 units has opened in Joplin, Missouri.

— A 189-unit senior living community is now welcoming residents in Carmel, Indiana.

— There’s a new senior living community in Mound, Minnesota.

Written by Tim Regan

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