In the Pipeline: Phoenix Plans Georgia Project; Cadence, Ryan Cos. Open Arizona Community

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Construction: Planned

Phoenix, Flournoy Team Up for Georgia Project


Phoenix Senior Living has announced a joint venture partnership with Flournoy Development Group to develop a new senior living community in Savannah, Georgia.

The community, which will be called The Phoenix at Savannah, will have 142 units. Amenities at other Phoenix communities include walking paths, a children’s play area, pickleball and bocce ball courts, indoor pools, a gym and a yoga studio, among others.

If all goes according to plan, the companies will break ground on the project in the spring of 2020.


North Carolina Community Plans Expansion

Searstone, a not-for-profit retirement community, in Cary, North Carolina, plans to add 152 independent living residences in a new expansion project.

The new four-story residence building will also have a 5,000-square-foot auditorium and arts center, expanded health care center, multiple new dining venues, a game room and outdoor common spaces.

As planned, the expansion will open in 2023.

Construction: In progress

Construction Underway for Florida CCRC

Construction is now at hand for Siena Lakes, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) coming together in North Naples, Florida.

The community will have 175 one-level apartment homes, with a variety of one- and two-bedroom customizable floor plans. The community has opened a sales center, with 70% of the homes already reserved.

Bessolo Design Group is the architect for the $300-million-dollar development project, while Kaufman Lynn Construction was the general contractor for the sales center and is the community’s the construction consultant.

Siena Lakes expects to welcome its first residents in 2021.

Work Starts for Abby CCRC in Texas

Abby Development recently broke ground on Wilshire Senior Living, a 234-unit senior housing project in Burleson, Texas.

Residents will be able to choose from independent living apartment residences and townhome-style cottages, in addition to assisted living and memory care suites. Amenities include a stocked fishing lake, walking trails, an indoor swimming pool, movie theaters, beauty salons, pharmacy and general store, libraries and a fitness center.

The community is expected to be completed by summer 2021.

Expansion Underway at Acts CCRC in Delaware

An Acts Retirement CCRC in Greenville, Delaware, is embarking on a $70 million expansion.

The community, Country House will add 20 new cottage homes, 55 apartments and a clubhouse with new amenities like dining venues, a performance center and a new fitness and aquatic center.

The project’s first phase began this month and includes the 20 new cottage homes. The project’s second phase will include the construction of a new clubhouse and the 55 new apartments.

Shepherd Breaks Ground on Florida Community

Shepherd has broken ground on a new independent living, assisted living and memory care community in the greater Charleston, South Carolina, area.

The community, Wildcat Senior Living, will have room for 178 residents in two single-story buildings. Amenities include spa and wellness space with daily fitness classes, a farm-to-table culinary program, four courtyards with greenhouses and space for gardens, a tavern, a large outdoor games area, a firepit, a dog park and walking trails.

DeAngelis Diamond Construction is the project’s general contractor. Construction is expected to wrap up in late 2020, with pre-leasing beginning later this year.

Construction: Complete

Cadence, Ryan Cos. Open Arizona Community

Cadence Living and Ryan Companies have opened Acoya Mesa, a new senior living in Mesa, Arizona.

The community has 170 units, with studio, one- and two-bedroom residences that come equipped with full kitchens, washers and dryers, walk-in showers and an around-the-clock nurse line. Amenities include an all-day dining, an arts and crafts room, raised garden beds, movie theater, salon, game room, special event hall and a fitness room.

Ryan Companies is Acoya Mesa’s co-owner and co-developer, and it also served as general contractor and architect. The company also provided capital markets services for its joint venture project with Cadence Living.

Other project partners included Ryan A+E, which designed the community and Studio SIX5, which served as interior designer.

Springpoint Community Opens Casual Dining Venue

Winchester Gardens, a Springpoint community in Maplewood, New Jersey, has opened a new casual dining venue.

The venue which is called the Stonewall Cafe, includes soup, salads, sandwiches, specialty paninis, healthy snacks and grab-and-go items.

LifeSpire of Virginia CCRC to Debut New Memory Care Neighborhood

The Glebe, a LifeSpire of Virginia CCRC in Daleville, Virginia, on Oct. 2 is scheduled to host a grand opening ceremony for its new memory care neighborhood.

The $5 million memory care wing, called The Chaplick Center, will have four neighborhoods with five private resident rooms each. The new area includes a family-style dining venue, common spaces and activity areas, an exterior courtyard with a patio and screened porches, and a salon and spa.

Architect SFCS designed The Chaplick Center, while G & H Construction provided construction services.

Evergreen Opens Affordable Community in Chicago

Evergreen Real Estate Group recently cut the ribbon on the Independence Apartments, a 44-unit affordable senior rental community located above a library branch.

The apartments include 30 public housing and 14 affordable residences for older adults. Residents also have access to fitness room and an outdoor terrace with green space.

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More senior housing is in store for downtown Bethesda, Maryland.

In progress

— A senior living community in Spokane Valley, Washington, is adding a 48-unit memory care community.


— A Watermark community in Woodbury, New Jersey, is touting some new renovations.

— An assisted living community in Rexburg, Idaho, just unveiled 13 new cottages.

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