In the Pipeline: Avail Senior Living’s Debut; Balfour Opens Michigan Community

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Construction: Planned

Presbyterian Manors Plans Colorado Community

Senior living nonprofit Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is planning to open a senior living community in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


The community, Aberdeen Ridge, is planned to have 235 units and amenities such as multiple dining venues, gardens, walking trails, a fitness center, heated pool, coffee shop/bistro and dedicated spaces for activities and wellness programs.

Artis to Open Community in California Mixed-Use Development

Artis Senior Living has acquired a a 176,269-square-foot property for a forthcoming memory care community in a mixed-use project in Morgan Hill, California.


The larger mixed-use development, Evergreen Village from Evergreen Devco, spans roughly 20.43 acres and is set to include hotel and restaurant uses in addition to the memory care component.

Erickson Living Project Announces Second Construction Phase

Siena Lakes, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) slated to open in Naples, Florida, is planning a second construction phase.

The project’s second phase — which was initiated when more than 80% of the CCRC’s 175 phase-one apartment homes were reserved — will include two new independent living buildings with 180 apartments.

Construction on the second phase is slated to begin in the summer of 2020 and last until the following year. Bessolo Design Group is the project’s architect, while Kaufman Lynn Construction is its construction consultant.

New York CCRC Announces Expansion Plans

Jefferson’s Ferry, a CCRC in South Setauket, New York, is preparing to expand.

The community seeks to add 75 units, a memory care community and amenities such as a new marketplace cafe, bistro and bar and a “destination dining room” that will serve different types of cuisines.

Jefferson’s Ferry

Construction: In progress

New Operator Avail to Debut in Tennessee

An industry veteran is launching a new senior living operating company with plans to grow out of a base of operations in Tennessee.

The new operator, Avail Senior Living, is currently building a 72-unit community in Cleveland, Tennessee. The $13.5 million community will have amenities such as a salon, fitness room, two dining rooms, walking paths, gardens, screen porches and other common spaces for residents.

Monthly rates for residents will start at around $3,500 to $4,500. It’s slated to open in the spring of 2021.

Leading Avail Senior Living is Chris Beckstrand, a current regional director of operations for Greenbrier Senior Living. Beckstrand has also worked at Morning Pointe Senior Living as an area director of operations; and at Sagora Senior Living as an executive director.

Avail is financed by a group of investors located in Tennessee and Utah, and Rob Cuthbertson is developing the project with Beckstrand. Southern Heritage Bank is providing lending for the community. Other project partners include Neuhoff Taylor Architects and Morgan Construction, two firms with past senior living experience.

If all goes according to plan with its first project, Avail Senior Living will aim to grow by about one new community per year, Beckstrand said.

Avail Senior Living

Solinity Project in Florida Coming Together

A new Solinity community is in the works in Plant City, Florida.

The community, dubbed Palm Cove Living, will have 47 apartments and offer assisted living, memory care and respite care services.

The community is currently under construction and is planned to open in the fall of 2020.


Pegasus Community in Louisiana Slated for Upgrades

Laketown Village, a Pegasus Senior Living assisted living and memory care community in Kenner, Louisiana, is getting a facelift.

The renovations are slated to include new flooring, countertops and paint in the community’s apartments and common rooms. The work will also include a new bistro and a beauty salon.

If all goes according to plan, the work will wrap up in April.

Pegasus Senior Living

Florida CCRC Expands With 3 Projects

Shell Point, a CCRC in Fort Myers, Florida, is expanding with three ongoing construction projects.

The community is planning a 44,000-square-foot performing arts center that set to open in the fall, a new independent living neighborhood set to open this summer and a new 180-bed skilled nursing facility with private rooms set to open next year.

The community celebrated a “topping off” ceremony for the performing arts center in January.

Oakmont Community Opens Information Center

An Oakmont Senior Living community on track to open this summer has a new information center for prospective residents.

The community, Oakmont of Evergreen, is slated to have 101 apartment homes and amenities such as a salon, private movie theater and resident gardens.

Oakmont Senior Living

Construction: Complete

Balfour Opens Michigan Community

Balfour Senior Living has opened a senior living community in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The community, Balfour Ann Arbor, has 152 apartments and offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services. Amenities include a fitness center and pool, multiple dining venues and transportation in a chauffeured Tesla vehicle.

Civitas, PremCap Open Community in Texas

Civitas Senior Living and PremCap Senior Living have opened West Fork at Weatherford, a senior living community in Weatherford, Texas.

The 89-unit community carries a western-themed design motif, with horses and other rugged elements included in the design throughout the community. The community’s amenities include a salon, creative arts studio, men’s lounge, fitness center and multiple dining options.

PMB, GenCare Open Community in Washington State

PMB and GenCare have opened a senior living community in a mixed-use waterfront village in Tacoma, Washington.

The six-story community, GenCare Lifestyle at Point Ruston, has 155 apartments and includes a services from a partnership with health system MultiCare. Amenities include a pool, gym, wellness center, movie theater, multiple dining venues, a media room and a salon.

Harrison Street helped finance the project. Other project partners included the architects and designers at Erdman, City National Bank, design consultant Wattenbarger Architects, Husted Design and general contractor MC Construction.

Other noteworthy projects:


— The town of Valdese, North Carolina, could get a new 60-unit senior housing development called Tron’s Place

In progress

Construction is set to begin soon for Windsor Pointe, an independent living community in Jacksonville, Florida.


— Dominium is building a 238-unit affordable senior housing development in Stonecrest, Georgia. The company is tackling a variety of projects around the U.S., including a $130 million project to bring senior housing to the site of a former mall in Minneapolis.

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