In the Pipeline: New Blake Project in Florida; LCS Community Expanding

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Construction: Planned

Quality Senior Living, Blake Announce Florida Project


Quality Senior Living’s management, through newly formed entity Platinum Senior Living and a partnership with LongueVue Capital, have announced a new senior living community that will be managed by Blake Management Group in Panama City Beach, Florida.

The community, The Blake at Panama City Beach, will have 124 assisted living and memory care apartments along with amenities such as a bar and lounge, a coffee and ice cream shop, salon and spa, chapel, theater, activity rooms, landscaped courtyards with an outdoor fire pavilion, fountains, raised gardens, fitness center and on-site parking. Residents can choose from one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments with options including a balcony or porch, while memory care options include studio and deluxe studio residences with walk-in closets.

Work will begin soon, with an expected opening in late 2020. Arrive Architecture Group designed the community, and EBM Group is working as the general contractor.

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Construction: In progress

Work Starts on Expansion at LCS Community Sagewood

Construction has begun on a new independent living addition at Sagewood, a life plan community managed by LCS in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The 101 new independent living units include both one- and two-bedroom floor plans with living rooms and full-size kitchens. The new amenities are set to include an 18-hole putting course, chapel, top-floor lounge and guest suites. The construction project will also mean new administration offices for Sagewood’s operations staff, renovations to existing dining venues and an entirely new dining venue and a 156-stall underground parking garage.

The Weitz Company is undertaking the construction phase, which was designed by architect Todd & Associates. The project is expected to wrap up by the end of 2020.

CA Senior Living Starts Work on Cleveland Community

The senior housing investment and development arm of CA Ventures, CA Senior Living, has announced the start of construction for a 192-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

The property will have independent living and assisted living units with design elements such as quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, decorative sconces, recessed lighting and accessible private baths. Additionally, independent living residences are modeled after single-family homes and come with a kitchen with an island, a great room with a dining area and wet bar, walk-in closets, washer and dryer and a private garage.

Amenities include multiple dining venues, a theater and chapel, library, workshop, family suite, sunroom, activity rooms, fitness center, indoor pool, golf simulator, physical therapy room and spa with salon services. Memory care residents will have their own amenities, which includes a family lounge, salon, library, activity rooms and four-season room adjacent to an interior courtyard.

The community was designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux and the project’s general contractor is EMJ Corp. If all goes according to plan, the new community would open in the summer of 2020.

Construction Underway for $260M Redevelopment Plan at Beatitudes

Beatitudes and general contractor The Weitz Company have started constriction on the first phase of a $260 million redevelopment plan that will increase the community’s capacity by one-third.

The first phase of the eight-year redevelopment plan will include 34 patio homes built in a variety of sizes and floor plans. Each home will have a living room, full-size kitchen, garage and front and back patios.

Future phases will include the construction of two new independent living buildings and upgrades to existing buildings and amenity spaces. Overall, plans call for a total capacity of about 1,000 seniors, which is 250 more residents than Beatitudes currently has.

Architect Orcutt designed the patio homes, which are set to open later this year.


Work Starts at MedCore Partners, TNRG Property in Texas

MedCore Partners and The National Realty Group (TNRG) have announced the groundbreaking of Fountainwood at Lake Houston, a new 190-unit senior living community in the area of Lake Houston, Texas.

Integral Senior Living (ISL) will manage the rental community, which will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services in a variety of unit floorplans for residents. Amenities will include a bistro, bar and entertainment areas, salon and spa, activity venues, a fitness center, club rooms, theater, meditation garden and a courtyard pool with al fresco dining.

The project is being financed by UMB Bank, with PRDG providing architectural and engineering services. Interior design direction is being handled by Studio Six5, and Ridgemont Commercial Construction is the general contractor, with landscape design by Pacheco Koch.

If all goes according to plan, Fountainwood at Lake Houston will open in the late summer of 2020.

Memory Care Expansion Underway in Nevada

Summit Estates Senior Living and Memory Care, a Mission Senior Living community in Reno, Nevada, is expanding its memory care neighborhood.

The work will include accommodations for eight additional residents. Workers broke ground on the $900,000 project on Feb. 28, and they’re scheduled to wrap up in about six months.

Construction: Complete

Renovations Done at Affordable Community in Wisconsin

Evergreen Real Estate Group has completed a $2 million renovation of Durand Plaza, a 72-unit affordable senior housing community in Racine, Wisconsin.

Work included new roofs and windows as well as mechanical improvements. Crews refreshed corridors, stairwells and common areas with new carpet, paint and lighting, and exterior improvements included repaved parking lots, repaired sidewalks, masonry updates, new perimeter fencing, landscaping, a new monument sign and a new patio with seating that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Other noteworthy projects:


Plans are moving forward in Aurora, Illinois, for a new senior living community that would ultimately include more than 200 units for independent and assisted living.

— A proposed 59-unit senior housing complex is moving closer to fruition in Springville, New York.

— Delays won’t stop a planned 460-unit senior living project in Brighton Township, Michigan, according to its developer.

— A thumbs-up from local officials has paved the way for a proposed assisted living community to move forward in Farmington, Missouri.

— Bickford Senior Living has chosen DeWitt, New York, as the market where it will open its first senior living community in the state.

— Plans are coming together for a new assisted living community in Derby, Kansas.

— A new senior living community with 124 units is set to open in Atlanta.I


A new independent and assisted living community has opened in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina.

— A senior living community in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is celebrating a grand re-opening after a million-dollar renovation project.

— An assisted living and memory care community has opened at Methodist Village Senior Living in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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