In the Pipeline: New Ryan Cos. Project in Wisconsin; Civitas Plans Arizona Community

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Construction: Planned

Ryan Cos., Great Lakes Plan Wisconsin Project


Ryan Companies and Great Lakes Management are collaborating on a new independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

The two companies are slated to break ground in the spring of next year on Talamore at Sun Prairie, a 141-unit community with amenities such as multiple dining venues, a library, wellness center with fitness area, spa and salon, club room, library, activity room and a gathering room.

This is Ryan and Great Lakes’ second senior living project together in the past year. Ryan Companies expects to develop 12 new senior living communities across the U.S., annually.


Civitas Plans Arizona Project With Developer Desert Land

Civitas Senior Living and developer Desert Land Group have announced plans for a new senior living community in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The community, dubbed The Bluffs of Flagstaff, will have 202 residences offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. Amenities include an indoor pool, putting green, interior courtyard, pub and lounge, a fitness gym, an outdoor cooking area and dog parks.

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Workers will break ground on the community in October, with an opening date set for 2021. The architect for the project is Kaas Wilson, the general contractor is Greenberg Construction, and the designer is is Senior by Design.

Developer Plans Communities to Meet Middle Market

Senior Living Development has announced a forthcoming mid-market assisted living and memory care pipeline. The company currently has three sites under contract and is securing additional sites in urban areas throughout the “tri-state” of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and New England.

The rental, private-pay communities will have rates that are approximately 30% less than the the typical luxury assisted living or memory care project, its backers said. The communities are designed with a semi-private room concept tailored to urban areas and, more specifically, Opportunity Zones, which carry tax advantages.

Amenities will include health and wellness offerings, a bistro, media room, library, arts and crafts, hairdressing, a nurse station and a sundry store.

Construction: In progress

Construction Underway for California Memory Care Community

Advocacy Development Partners has announced the beginning of construction for The Terraces at Via Verde, a 32-unit memory care community in San Dimas, California.

As planned, residents will choose from private suites, private rooms with shared restrooms and companion rooms, all equipped with walk-in showers, a nurse system, thermostat controls and nine-foot ceilings. Amenities and services will include restaurant-style dining venues, a wine room for family members, Montessori-based programming, a sensory garden, walking path, interior courtyard and a second-floor terrace.

Frontier Management will operate the community once it opens next year. Other project partners include Irwin Partners Architects, PacifiCore Construction, interior design firm Conley Design and Fremont Bank.

Construction: Complete

Clarendale Community Opens in Illinois

Clarendale of Addison, a senior living community in Addison, Illinois, has officially opened its doors to residents.

The community has for residents private one- and two-bedroom independent and assisted living apartments, with additional studio suites available on the memory care side. The community brings with it amenities such as a restaurant-style dining room and casual bistro, a pub, club room, library, salon and fitness center.

Clarendale of Addison is the latest Clarendale community from developer-builder Ryan Companies. PRB Architects designed the project, with civil engineering by Manhard Consulting and interior design by Direct Supply Aptura. Life Care Services is managing the property.

Confluent Announces Five New Openings This Year

Confluent Senior Living has opened five senior living communities this year:

  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Beaverton community opened in Portland, Oregon, last November.
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe opened in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in January.
  • HarborChase of Beavercreek opened in Dayton, Ohio, in February.
  • MorningStar of Rio Rancho opened in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, in May.
  • MorningStar Senior Living of Arvada opened in Denver earlier this year in June.

Confluent Senior Living served as a co-developer and owner of these projects, and worked on them in partnership with MorningStar Senior Living and Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), which were co-developers and operators.

Confluent Senior Living’s portfolio includes 20 total communities in 10 states, with six more under construction.

Affordable Community in Chicago Welcomes First Residents

Evergreen Real Estate Group announced that the first residents have moved into Northtown Apartments, a 44-unit affordable senior housing community in Chicago.

The community has 44 one-bedroom apartments for low-income older adults. It was built in partnership with the city of Chicago, Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Library. It was also designed by Perkins+Will and constructed by Powers and Sons.

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Other noteworthy projects:


— A former hospital in Katy, Texas, will get new life as an assisted living community with 94 units.

— Sunrise Senior Living is planning to open a four-story, 95-unit senior living community on Staten Island in New York.

— A historic school in Heflin, Alabama, is slated to become an assisted living community.

In progress

— A 152-unit senior living community under the Vitalia Senior Residences banner is coming together in Seven Hills, Ohio.

— Developers are poised to break ground this month on a $75 million senior living community with 135 senior living apartments in Kensington, Maryland.

— The Justus Family of Companies has broken ground on a new senior living community with 114 apartments in Danville, Indiana.

Construction is now underway for a 75-unit independent living community in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.


— The John M. Reed Center in Limestone, Tennessee, has a new memory care wing.

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