In the Pipeline: Erickson to Expand Colorado CCRC; 19-Story Heartis Project

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Construction: Planned

Erickson Living to Expand Colorado CCRC


Erickson Living plans to add two residence buildings to Wind Crest, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

All told, the new buildings will add more than 200 independent living apartment homes with 20 different floor plans with contemporary lighting and flooring and modern kitchens. The expansion will also include new amenity spaces.

The first building, which is called Summit Square, is scheduled to open during the summer of 2020. The second building, Quincy Point, is slated to open in the fall.

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Construction: In progress

Vi Breaks Ground on Renovation Project in Chicago

Vi recently broke ground on a $4.8 million remodeling project at its Vi at The Glen community in the Chicago suburb of Glenview.

The renovations will update the community’s three common areas, and will include a new full-service bar with a signature beverage program. The renovations will also add a new 29-seat theater for weekly movies or educational lectures. Workers are also updating the community’s restaurants.


Caddis Celebrates Groundbreaking on 19-Story Tower

Real estate development, management and investment firm Caddis Partners recently broke ground on Heartis Buckhead, a senior living community in Buckhead, Georgia, with a 19-story senior living tower.

The roughly 279,000-square-foot building will have 213 units. Integral Senior Living (ISL) is on board to manage it.

If all goes according to plan, Heartis Buckhead wil open in 2022.

Passco, Avenida Break Ground on Two Active Adult Projects

Passco Companies and Avenida Partners recently broke ground on new active adult developments in Palm Desert, California and Germantown, Tennessee.

Both communities will have 161 apartment homes and amenities including a fitness center, theater, yoga studio, creative arts center and multiple outdoor spaces.

Construction for both projects is expected to wrap up in the summer of 2020.

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Validus, Home Communities Start Work on Inspire Living Project

Construction is underway for a new Inspired Living assisted living and memory care community in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

The 104-apartment community is a joint project among Validus Senior Living and Home Communities Company. Amenities will include a gym focused on older adults, all-day dining, a dog park, garden courtyards, entertainment spaces, and secure outdoor life stations for memory care residents. Home Communities also partnered with Reichman International Realty Advisors on the project.

The community is scheduled to open in the late summer or early fall of 2020.

Avamere Poised to Break Ground on Villas at Utah Community

Ovation at Sienna Hills, an Avamere “micro CCRC” in St. George, Utah, has broken ground on 25 new villas.

The villas will range from 1,280 to 1,316 square feet, with nearby access to the community’s planned clubhouse, pickleball courts, courtyard, a rooftop deck, a business center, a library, a theater room, a convenience store and a chapel.

Both the villas and the community itself are slated to open in fall of 2020.

Primrose Starts Work in Washington

Primrose Retirement Communities recently started construction on an 86-unit senior living community in Washington.

Westland Construction will build the community, which is being financed by Plains Commerce Bank. The project is expected to be open by the winter of 2020.

Construction: Complete

Resort Lifestyle Communities Tees Up Openings for Two Projects

Resort Lifestyle Communities is opening two senior living communities.

The company is schedule to hold a grand opening for its Arrowhead Valley Retirement Resort in Peoria, Arizona, on Sept. 12. The community has amenities such as valet parking, a 150-seat theater and programming for residents.

Resort Lifestyle Communities also recently opened the Cactus Valley Retirement Resort, a 128-apartment senior living community in Henderson, Nevada.

Amenities at Cactus Valley include an in-house bank, business center, pharmacy, fitness center, game room, 150-seat theater, gift shop and salon.

Civitas, StoneCreek Open Texas Community

Civitas Senior Living and StoneCreek Real Estate Partners recently held a grand opening for StoneCreek Senior Living at North Richland Hills in North Richland Hills, Texas.

The 96-unit community has amenities such as landscaped courtyards, a fitness center, a salon and a library.

Historic Property Reopens as Affordable Senior Housing

Construction has wrapped up for the Tammen Hall historic redevelopment project, which brought 49 new affordable rental apartments for older adults in Denver’s City Park West neighborhood

The eight-story property has common areas on the first floor, one- and two-bedroom apartments on the second through seventh floors, and a common area and rooftop patio on the top floor.

MGL Partners and Solvera Advisors were the project’s developers, while The Neenan Company was the community’s design-build partner.

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Other noteworthy projects:


— A mixed-use development project in downtown San Jose, California, could include senior living.

— A retirement community in Spokane, Washington, is adding a 10-bedroom duplex to its campus.

Plans are in the works for a new senior living community in Coldwater, Michigan.

In progress

— A new TLC Living community could open soon in Machesney Park, Illinois.


Work is almost complete for a $34 million expansion project at a senior living community in Cedar Rapids, Michigan.

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