In the Pipeline: Blake Community Coming to Texas; Work Underway for New Affinity Property

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Construction: Planned

New Blake Community Coming to Texas


Developer LifeCare Properties and operator Blake Management Group are collaborating on a new senior living project called The Blake at Waco in Waco, Texas.

The 112-unit assisted living and memory care community will have assisted living options including two-bedroom suites, one-bedroom suites and studios. For memory care residents, residences include studio and one-bedroom suites.

The community will also offer Walk with Me, Blake’s proprietary dementia care program.


Construction: In progress

Affinity Working on Community in North Carolina

Construction is underway for a new Affinity Living Group assisted living community in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

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The community, The Landings of Cabarrus, will have 35 assisted living suites and 32 memory care beds with access to external courtyards, a theater with a chapel area, private dining rooms, private nooks and large common areas. Pets will be welcome at the community.

Workers are slated to wrap up construction for the community later this spring.

Work Underway For Alabama Community

Greenbrier Senior Living has announced that construction is ongoing for Longleaf Liberty Park, a senior living community in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

The 95-unit community will have amenities that include a sports lounge, outdoor patios, multiple dining venues, fitness center, art studio, theater and a library.

The community is expected to open in August. Braemar Partners is developing the community, while Greenbrier Senior Living is slated to manage it.

Mission Senior Living Celebrates Groundbreaking in Nevada

Mission Senior Living recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Mountain Lakes Estates Retirement Community in Reno, Nevada.

The community will have 130 apartment homes with access to common areas, a billiards room, fitness center and areas for outdoor gardening.

The community is currently on track to open in the spring of next year. Project partners include Pinnacle Architects, MSL Construction, Contract Interiors, Western Pacific Electric and Alpha Omega Mechanical.

Abby Development Starts Work in Arkansas

Abby Development recently broke ground on Pinnacle Groves, a 221-unit senior housing development in Rogers, Arkansas.

The community will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services and amenities such as a stocked fishing lake, multiple landscaped courtyards with water features, walking trails, movie theaters, indoor swimming pool, pharmacy and general store, beauty salons, libraries and fitness center.

Independent living residents can choose from one- and two-bedroom apartments and two- and three- bedroom cottages, while assisted living resident options will include studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Additionally, the community’s memory care wing will offer private and semi-private floorplans.

Abby’s senior housing management division, Abby Senior Living, will manage the community once it opens.

Construction: Complete

LifeSpire Sets Opening Date for Virginia CCRC’s Expansion

LifeSpire of Virginia will hold a grand opening celebration on May 10 for a new building at The Culpeper, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Culpeper, Virginia.

The new building is replacing an original brick structure that was built in the 1940s. Residents in that building are slated to transition to the new one in April.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A nonprofit senior living community is embarking on an $11 million expansion to add more assisted living units in Staunton, Virginia.

— Local officials in Union City, New Jersey, are mulling approvals for a 101-unit senior housing complex.

In progress

— Two projects from Benchmark Senior Living are under construction in Framingham and Marlborough, Massachusetts.

— Vantage Point Retirement Living has started work on a 160-unit senior living community in Limerick, Pennsylvania.


— Ballad Health and Signature HealthCare have opened a 107-unit assisted living and skilled nursing facility in Johnson City, Tennessee.

— Wegman Companies and Columbia Pacific are collaborating on a new senior living community with 140 beds in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.

— The U.K.-based Acacia Care Group recently opened a 70-bed care home located in Leicestershire, England, according to an announcement. The community has its own pub called the Cobblers Arms, a cinema room, hairdressing salon and a library.

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