In the Pipeline: Belmont Village Opening in Chicago; Leisure Care’s Seattle High-Rise

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Construction: Planned

Developer Wins Approval for 55+ Project in Massachusetts


Capital Group Properties have earned approval to build a 129-unit 55+ residential town home community on a 68-acre plot of land that once held a golf course in North Framingham, Massachusetts.

The community, Millwood Preserve, will include a mix of 129 town home units that range from about 2,000 to 2,600 square feet. Residents can enjoy amenities such as a community room with an activity center and a bocce court alongside a community garden.

Construction for Millwood Preserve is scheduled to begin later this month, and the project is slated to come together in three construction phases.


Construction: In progress

Work Underway for 24-Story Senior Living Tower in Virginia

Construction crews are hard at work building a new 24-story tower at Harbor’s Edge, a plan community in Norfolk, Virginia.

The expansion will have 147 apartments, assisted living, memory-care and skilled nursing units. Standing at 265 feet tall, the tower will be among Norfolk’s tallest buildings.

Architectural firm three is the design architect for River Tower, with W.M. Jordan working as contractor. Other project team members include Architect and Engineer of Record Clark Nexsen and interior design firm StudioSIX5.

Florida Life Plan Community Starts Work on Expansion

John Knox Village, a life plan community in Pompano Beach, Florida, is embarking on a multi-phase expansion project.

The community on July 10 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $3.9 million welcome and innovation center with office space for the the community’s sales, marketing and innovation teams and an area where prospective new residents can learn more about John Knox Village.

Seacoast Construction is the project’s general contractor, while Gallo and Herbert Architects is working on architectural services and project planning. Work on the welcome and innovation is expected to wrap up by spring, 2020.

Overall, the life plan community is planning a multi-phase, more than $100-million expansion project that is set to include 150 apartment homes ranging in size from 1,277 to 2,346 square feet. An aquatic center with two pools and a pavilion center with two restaurants and a 400-seat cultural and meeting center are also among the planned expansions.

John Knox Village

Leisure Care Makes Progress on Seattle High-rise

Leisure Care is on track to open a 24-story senior living community in Seattle this fall.

The community, which is called Murano, will have 243 apartments rented to residents on a month-to-month rental basis, with rates starting at $4,950. Amenities include an in-house travel service, a fitness program in an onsite gym, a theater and auditorium, valet parking and an art studio and game room.

Columbia Pacific Advisors is working as the project’s developer, with Leisure Care handling the management. The LEED silver-certified building was designed by architecture firm Ankrom Moisan, and landscaping services were provided by Berger Partnership.

Lennar Working on 55+ Community in Florida

Homebuilder Lennar held a grand opening celebration for Medley at Mirada, its 55+ community in San Antonio, Florida.

Prospective residents can tour six model homes to get a feel for what they might buy. While the wider Mirada community is allotted for 5,000 homes, it’s still to be determined as to how many homes Lennar will ultimately build at Medley.

Construction Underway for Affordable Community in San Francisco

Eden Housing and Alameda Point Partners recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Alameda Point Senior Apartments, a 60-unit affordable rental community for older adults in Alameda, California.

The community’s units are available to seniors with annual incomes from 20% to 60% of the Alameda County Area Median Income, with 30 set aside for older adults experiencing homelessness, and 28 that will house veterans experiencing homelessness.

Operation Dignity, Eden Housing and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide additional services to residents.

Construction: Complete

Belmont Village to Open Chicago Community

Belmont Village Senior Living is holding a grand opening and open house this weekend for Belmont Village Lincoln Park, a 149-residence senior living community in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Belmont Village Lincoln Park will come with an array of amenities and services for residents, including a sports lounge with Chicago sports memorabilia, art parlor, all-day dining and a library. The seven-story community will also share amenities with Lincoln Common, a mixed-use development on the former site of Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Maplewood Community Opens in Connecticut

Maplewood Senior Living has opened a new senior living community in Southport, Connecticut.

The community, Maplewood at Southport, has 98 private apartments and amenities such as a wrap-around porch, multiple dining rooms, outside courtyards, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, an enclosed patio and water features.

Primrose Opens Michigan Community

Primrose Retirement Communities on July 11 held an opening ceremony for Primrose Retirement Community of Midland, a community in Midland, Michigan.

The community has 102 units and comes with amenities that include a wellness center, pub, chapel, business center, onsite therapy area and a movie theater.

CorTrust Bank financed the project, which is owned and operated by Primrose.

Bonaventure Community to Open in Virginia

A new independent living community from developer Bonaventure Realty Group is due to hold a grand opening celebration in Richmond, Virginia, on July 25.

The $31.6 million community, Aspire at Carriage Hill, has 148 one- and two-bedroom layouts, most of which are monthly rental apartments. Amenities include an indoor pool, Wi-Fi lounge, salon and spa, fitness center, art studio, movie theater, grand room, business center and four dining venues.

The community is adjacent to Acclaim at Carriage Hill, a gated 55+ development. Residents will also have access to Acclaim’s amenities, which include a koi pond, bocce ball court and an outdoor pool.

The architectural firm behind the project is J. Price Architecture, with Solvere Living managing the community.

California Community Wraps Up Renovations With New Memory Care

Carefield Living has announced the completion of a $6 million renovation project at Madonna Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, an 88-apartment community in Salinas, California.

The work included a new memory care community at the property. Workers also expanded and remodeled resident rooms, added walking paths, activity areas and outdoor seating, redesigned a central courtyard for separate memory care and assisted living patios, preserved and repurposed eight stained-glass panels from the original on-site chapel and added a community garden.

55+ Community Welcomes Residents in California

Pardee Homes Inland Empire recently announced that homeowners have moved into Altis, its 55+ master-planned community in Beaumont, California.

Currently there are 17 homes in the community, but Altis will ultimately have 704, the project’s planners said.

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Plans are moving forward for a 46-unit assisted living and memory care community in Port Huron, Michigan.

In progress

Aegis Living has acquired land in Seattle with plans to build a new senior living community there.

— A 90-unit assisted living community is on track to open this winter in Hingham, Massachusetts.


Residents can now move in to a 125-unit senior apartment community in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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