In the Pipeline: New Margaritaville Plans Finalized; Leisure Care Enters North Carolina

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Construction: Planned

Cadence Living Plans Arizona Community


Cadence Living has purchased 7.7 acres of land in Chandler, Arizona, for the construction of a $46 million senior living community in a partnership with Global Senior Housing.

The community, Cadence at Ocotillo, will have 191 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and include multiple kinds of dining venues, walking paths, raised garden beds, a theater, art studio, swimming pool and a fitness center.

Workers are set to break ground on the project in the fall. Project partners on this project include Chandler based Whitneybell Perry as the architect and locally based Drive Development Partners as construction manager.


Active Adult Community Coming to North Carolina

A new active adult community is in the works for Cornelius, North Carolina.

The community, Cornelius Woods, will have for residents one- and two-bedroom condos and two- and three-bedroom villas. The community will also have amenities such as walking trails, a grilling and picnic area, fire pit, dog park, community garden. Residents will also have access to a community center with exercise room, event space, library and a dance floor.

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Project leaders include Christy Allen, a local realtor; Wyatt Clark, Sr., founder of WAC Contracting and a partner in NC Homes and Associates; and Curt Needham, a partner in NC Homes and Associates.

Plans Finalized for New Margaritaville in Florida

Minto Communities USA, Margaritaville Holdings and the St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) have set in stone a joint venture to develop Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, an active adult community planned in Bay County Florida and inspired by the musical stylings of Jimmy Buffett.

The companies expect the project’s first phase to include about 3,500 homes with a sales center, community amenities and infrastructure.

Workers are set to break ground on the community by the end of 2019. The first two Latitude Margaritaville communities are located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Medcore, TNRG Plan Community in Oklahoma

MedCore Partners and The National Realty Group (TNRG) are developing a 188-unit senior living community in Norman, Oklahoma.

Integral Senior Living (ISL) will manage the community. Planned amenities include multiple dining venues, a bar and pub, wellness center with salon and spa, multiple activity spaces, fitness center, club rooms, theater, outdoor pool, dog park, walking paths and dedicated courtyard spaces.

The project’s first construction phase is set to break ground in January and open opening in the summer of 2021. A second phase will add 75 independent living residences and bring the total unit count to 263.

Pi Architects is designing the community, with civil design by SMC Consulting Engineers.

Construction: In progress

Ryan Cos. Breaks Ground on St. Louis Community

Ryan Companies US, Life Care Services and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital have announced the groundbreaking of a $120 million, 13-story community near St. Louis.

The community, Clarendale Clayton, will have 281 independent living, assisted living and memory care residences with one, two and three-bedroom units. Amenities an outdoor terrace with a view of the St. Louis Arch, multiple dining venues, a bistro, pub and billiards room, movie theater, wellness center, art studio, community room, garage parking, courtyards and outdoor patios.

Work for Clarendale Clayton will wrap up in the spring of 2021. Ryan Companies is the project’s developer and general contractor, while Ryan A+E and ACI Boland are the project’s architects. The civil engineer is Grimes Consulting, and Oculus and RDG Planning & Design are both providing interior design services.

Benchmark Community in Massachusetts Set for November Opening

The Branches of Marlboro, a Benchmark Senior Living community in Marlboro, Massachusetts, is on track to open in November.

The Branches of Marlboro will have flexible floor plans for the 104 residents who will live there. Amenities include an outdoor patio with farmer’s porch, fire pit, beauty salon, library, fitness center and a bistro with all-day dining.

The community held a pre-opening celebration on June 11 to mark the community’s progress.

ISL, Hunt Midwest Mark Groundbreaking in Tennessee

Integral Senior Living (ISL) and Hunt Midwest have broken ground on The Capstone at Station Camp, an assisted living and memory care community with room for 114 residents in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Planned amenities include a great room, formal dining room, fitness center, bistro lounge, sunroom, walking trails, gazebo and dog park, with design elements inspired by the local area’s architecture.

Work on The Capstone at Station Camp is set to wrap up in August, 2020. Pi Architects is leading the design of the community, with Civil Site Design Group handling the project’s land planning and civil engineering. Hardaway Construction is the project’s general contractor.

Active Adult Community Coming Together in Texas

Construction is underway for North Star Georgetown, an active adult community with 210 resident in Georgetown, Texas.

Amenities include a clubhouse with an exercise room, yoga studio, community kitchen, dining, and theater and lounge alongside a pool, craft studio and game room.

Square One Consultants, Walker Real Estate, Pi Architects, Pat Berry Design and Skybeck Construction are all partners on the project.

Work Underway for Senior Living Community in Texas

Investcor Development and Integral Senior Living (ISL) have announced the start of construction on a new assisted living and memory care community with 92 units in San Marcos, Texas.

Residents will have access to amenities such as a walking loop, social lounge area with firepit, covered activity and dining plaza, an outdoor kitchen and raised accessible planters with storage for tools.

Pi Architects designed the community.

New Assisted Living Community Coming to Florida

Autumn Senior Living and Small Brothers are collaborating on a new assisted living community soon to be under construction in Clearwater, Florida.

The community’s first construction phase will ultimately have 84 units and 95 beds for assisted living and memory care services. Amenities include entertainment and dining areas, indoor and outdoor gathering places, an aqua-therapy pool, an outdoor garden and water features.

The first construction phase is set to begin in August and finish in the summer of 2020. The second phase will begin soon after.

The community’s architect is Curts Gaines Hall Jones Architects, with Cleveland Construction, a sister company of Small Brothers, as the construction manager.

Construction: Complete

Work Complete for Active Adult Community in Texas

Construction crews with KWA Construction have finished work for McDermott Park, a senior living community in Plano, Texas.

The 144-unit community also comes with a heated saltwater pool, fitness center, high-tech computer center, theater, coffee bar and indoor and outdoor lounge areas.

Portico Property Management is the project’s leasing team.

Capitol Seniors Housing Opens Maryland Community

Capitol Seniors Housing has announced the opening of Arbor Terrace Fulton, an assisted living and memory care community in Fulton, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.

The $27.5 million, 73,000-square-foot community has 86 apartments and access to amenities such as a bistro and sports lounge with an open-concept kitchen, library, theater room, art studio, salon and spa and a fitness and rehab room.

The Arbor Company is operating the community. BCT Architects designed the overall community, with interior design from the Faulkner Design Group.

Allegro Opens Florida High-Rise Community

Allegro Dadeland, a 23-story high-rise managed by Allegro Senior Living in Miami, has opened its doors to residents.

The 212-unit has three floors of amenities, including a dining room, bar, physician and wellness office and outdoor terraces. The community also has a penthouse level.

Originaly, Allegro Dadeland was intended to be an active adult community, but was switched to an independent living project after the project’s partners listened to feedback from the local market.

StudioSIX5 designed the community.

Expansion Complete at Tennessee Community

Workers with the Weitz Company have completed an expansion project at The Heritage at Brentwood, a senior living community managed by Life Care Services in Brentwood, Tennessee.

The expansion represented the fourth and final phase for the community and included five new buildings. The scope of the work included 108 residences and amenities such as a health center with a pool, expanded fitness center, group exercise area, day spa with massage room and a beauty salon.

Other additions included an expanded dining room with a display kitchen, underground parking, an auditorium, woodworking shop, outdoor courtyard and clubhouse.

Weitz was a joint venture partner on the latest phase alongside local construction firm Hannah Constructors. HFR Design designed the project.

MorningStar, Confluent Celebrate Opening in Colorado

MorningStar Senior Living and Confluent Senior Living have announced the grand opening of MorningStar of Arvada, a new independent living, assisted living and memory care community with 141 units in Arvada, Colorado.

Amenities include a pet-friendly environment, bistro dining venue, pool and spa, fitness center, theater, salon, club room, art studio, massage and therapy rooms, outdoor patio, putting green and courtyards.

Rosemann and Associates was the project’s architect, and Bradbury Stamm Construction served as as general contractor with Thoma-Holec Design as the interior designer.

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Discovery Senior Living Holds Grand Opening in South Carolina

Discovery Senior Living has opened Discovery Village At Sandhill, a senior living community in Columbia, South Carolina.

The property has 187 apartment homes with full-size kitchens, stainless steel appliances wood cabinetry and walk-in closets. Residents also have access to multiple dining options with table service, an activities and crafts center, movie theater, beauty salon and spa with a barber shop, health and fitness center with personalized training and an indoor heated pool with retractable doors.

Arrive Architecture Group and M.B. Kahn Construction Co. were project partners.

Arrow Senior Living Opens Missouri Community

Arrow Senior Living recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, Missouri.

The pet-friendly community has 143 apartments equipped with age-in-place design features such as walk-in showers with grab bars, wide doorways and kitchenettes with cabinet handles designed for easier pulling.

Amenities include a beauty salon, fitness center, movie theater and indoor pool. The community also has fall-detecting technology and predictive analytics that keep track of residents’ vital signs.

Erickson Living Opens New Residences at North Carolina Community

Windsor Run, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) developed and managed by Erickson Living in Matthews, North Carolina, has opened a new independent living building.

The building has 101 apartment homes with open layouts, walk-in closets and kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Resort Lifestyle Communities Announces Opening in Arizona

Resort Lifestyle Communities has opened Arrowhead Valley Retirement Resort, a new independent living community in Peoria, Arizona.

The community has 128 apartments in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans, with at one monthly price including utilities and no buy-in fee or long-term leases. Amenities include an around-the-clock chef’s pantry, happy hour lounge and dining room, with access to health and wellness and travel programs.

Leisure Care Community to Open First Community in North Carolina

Treeo Raleigh, a community with 143 independent living units and managed by Leisure Care, is set to open its doors on June 27.

The community will have studio, one- bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for residents, with access to nearby shopping and dining.

This is Leisure Care’s first community in North Carolina.

Other noteworthy projects:


— A nonprofit is exploring the possibility of building a new senior living community in Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia.

In progress

— Compass Living is on track to open a new assisted living and memory care community in Rorseburg, Oregon next year.

— Legend Senior Living is building a 91-unit senior living community in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

— Optimus Senior Living is building a new 119-unit assisted living community in Ware, Massachusetts.


— Primrose has opened a new retirement community in Midland, Michigan.

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