In the Pipeline: Project in Texas Includes Infection Control Design; New Active Community Near Chicago

Construction: Planned

National Church Residences Plans Community in Ohio

Senior living nonprofit National Church Residences has plans to open a rental senior living community in Columbus, Ohio.

The planned mid-rise community will have 62 one-and two-bedroom units. Planned amenities include a fitness center, a wellness suite and a community room with kitchen and social space.


The community was made possible in part by low-income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). Construction is expected next year in the summer, with an expected opening in 2022. Berardi + Partners will develop the community’s architectural plan and design the building.

Vitality Living Announces Development Partnership in Georgia

Vitality Living and Hillpointe have announced a new partnership to develop a senior living community in Madison, Georgia.


The community, Vitality Living Madison, is set to have 332 units and amenities that include a recreation and wellness center with fitness and yoga space, workout equipment, bocce and shuffleboard courts and a heated swimming pool. The community will open in phases, with independent and active options coming first and assisted living and memory care planned for the second phase.

The community is currently taking reservations and is slated to open later this year.

Construction: In progress

Greenbrier to Manage Community Under Construction in Texas

Greenbrier Senior Living is set to manage a three-story, 88-unit community under construction in Austin, Texas.

The community, Longleaf Bee Cave, is set to open next year in the Austin suburb of Bee Cave. Planned amenities include neighborhood living rooms and lounge areas, multiple dining venues, a surround sound theater, arts and crafts studio, library, salon, and fitness and rehab center. The community will also come with infectious control design and engineering, including HEPA filtration, disinfectant UV lighting and anti-microbial surfaces.

The community is being developed by Braemar Partners. Studio Architects is the project’s architect, while its interior design is being handled by the Faulkner Design Group. Ridgemont Construction is working as the general contractor for the project.

Integral Community Coming Together in Illinois

ISL Ventures is collaborating with Integral Senior Living (ISL) and a handful of other stakeholders on a new community in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

The community, Mount Prospect Senior Living, is set to have 100 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites for residents. Amenities include a bistro, salon and spa, courtyards, outdoor spaces with walking paths and space for gardening, a dog park, gym and theater.

The community is currently under construction, and is projected to open early in 2021. Other project partners include Charles Hall Construction, Leading Light Development and Construction Consulting and Pi Architects.

Site Work Begins for Independent Living Complex in New York

Preliminary site work is now underway for the construction of a new independent living complex from Gurwin Healthcare System in Commack, New York.

The 10-acre, 129-apartment complex, Fountaingate Gardens, will house dining venues, a fitness center spaces for social gathering and other amenities. An official groundbreaking is planned for this fall.

The complex is an extension of Gurwin Healthcare System and is meant to add independent living to the provider’s current offerings, including assisted living, skilled nursing and short-term rehab.

Gurwin Healthcare System

Lenbrook Expansion On Track for 2021 Opening

Lenbrook, a life plan community in Atlanta, is making good headway on its $116 million Kingsboro at Lenbrook expansion.

The expansion is now more than 60% pre-sold. When finished, it will bring Lenbrook’s total number of residences to 478.


Construction: Complete

Avenida Active Adult Community Opens in Illinois

The McShane Construction Company has announced the end of construction for Avenida Naperville, an active adult community from Avenida Partners in Naperville, Illinois.

The community, designed by Meeks + Partners, will have a total of 146 apartment homes spread across six two- and three-story wood-frame buildings. The community’s amenities include a clubhouse with a bistro, fitness and yoga studios, a theater, library, private dining, arts studio, swimming pool and spa, outdoor dining areas, and lawns for yoga and games.

Avenida Partners

New Perspective Opens Wisconsin Community

Senior living provider New Perspective on Monday announced the opening of New Perspective Franklin, a multi-story senior living community in Franklin, Wisconsin.

The community has 149 units of independent and assisted living apartments along with a secure memory care neighborhood. Amenities include a two-story lobby and reception area with fireplaces and water features, a fitness center with a warm-water pool, multiple dining venues, a beauty salon and spa, movie theater and dance a hall. The community also is within walking distance to the park where independent baseball team the Milwaukee Milkmen play.

New Perspective

Oppidan, Ebenezer Announce Newly Opened Community in Minnesota

Developer Oppidan Investment Company and operator Ebenezer Management Services have announced the opening of The Pillars of Prospect Park, a new senior living community in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The community spans 10-story, with 283 units for residents. On the community’s ground floor is a 1,900 square feet for a to-be-determined retail tenant, and 6,230 square feet of space for a daycare for 105 kids.

Other amenities include a club room, fitness center with golf simulator, roof deck, bistro, salon and spa and residences with in-unit washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, walk-in closets and windows and balconies with views of the Minneapolis skyline.

National Church Residences Completes Renovations in Pittsburgh

National Church Residences has renovated Sharpsburg Towers, an affordable apartment community for older adults in Pittsburgh.

The $5.2 million project included upgrades to all of the community’s 103 one-bedroom apartments, such as updated kitchen cabinets, countertops and appliances, new bathroom vanities and new heating and cooling systems. The community also got a new front lobby, computer and multi-purpose room, and upgrades to its community room and kitchen.

Other noteworthy projects:


— Trilogy Health Services has plans to open a senior housing community in Noblesville, Indiana.

— A nonprofit has plans to open a new independent senior living community in Collierville, Tennessee.

In progress

Work is continuing for an affordable rental community in Scituate, Massachusetts.

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