In the Pipeline: Kendal Expands Pa. Community; Watercrest’s New S.C. Community

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Construction: Planned

Long Island Life Plan Community to Expand

Jefferson’s Ferry, a life plan community on Long Island, has set its sights on expansion.


The community plans to start work this fall on a project to add 60 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartment homes. The expansion also includes a new health and wellness center, fitness center, bistro, marketplace cafe, and dining options. Jefferson’s Ferry is also planning a new memory care building and renovations in the common areas in its assisted living and health care centers.

Project partners include Greystone Communities, KDA Architects and Merlino Design.

Construction: In progress

Chicago CCRC Makes Headway on Expansion Project


Smith Village, a Chicago-area CCRC, recently held a beam-signing event to mark a construction milestone for a new three-story addition to its skilled nursing and rehab wing.

The $22.3 million construction project is set to convert many of the community’s shared rooms into 46 private suites. The expansion is also planned to add three floors of common areas, including therapy rooms and dining rooms. The project’s infrastructure improvements include a new roof, new electrical and HVAC systems and new windows for the wing.

Weis Builders is handling construction for the expansion.

Kennedy Wilson Plans Three Affordable Communities

Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) has partnered with Vintage Housing Holdings on a joint-venture project to open three new ground-up development projects in Washington.

The three projects, dubbed The Station, Quinn and Pointe, are slated to add 585 affordable homes, with construction scheduled to begin this month. All three projects are expected to wrap up construction in 2022.

Construction Underway for Affordable Community in Illinois

Workers started construction this month for The Kensington Senior Residences at Randhurst, a 74-unit age- and income-restricted community in Mount Prospect, Illinois, from owner The Perlmark Housing Group.

The community is planned to have a common room, game room, arts and crafts room, library, computer room, TV lounges, theatre room, dining area, and a covered outdoor area for grilling.

Project partners include construction firm Henry Bros. and FitzGerald Associates Architects. If all goes according to plan, construction will wrap up in the summer of 2021.

Construction: Complete

Kendal Community in Pennsylvania Opens New Building

A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony last month marked the end of construction for a new residential building at Barclay Friends, a Kendal Corporation-affiliated senior living community in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

The new building — named “Preston” in honor of Dr. Ann Preston, a 19-century Quaker activist and physician — has 60 apartments, including 20 that were set aside for memory care residents. The expansion also comes with amenities such as an art room, library, fitness room and hair salon.

The building is slated to open to residents later this summer.

Kendal Communities

Watercrest, Waypoint Open South Carolina Community

Watercrest Senior Living Group and equity partner Waypoint Residential have opened Watercrest Fort Mill – Indian Land in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

The 107-unit assisted living and memory care community has amenities such as a wine bistro with a private-label Watercrest wines, multiple dining venues and an indoor memory care streetscape with a salon and spa, bakery and post office.

The community is the second senior living development between Watercrest Senior Living Group and Waypoint Residential.

Springpoint CCRC Completes $3 Million Dining Expansion

Winchester Gardens, a Springpoint Senior Living CCRC in Maplewood, New Jersey, has completed a $3 million project to upgrade and expand its dining options.

The work included adding a new dining venue called The Oak Room, which seats up to 76 guests and has an action station for chef demonstrations. In addition to the Oak Room, Winchester Gardens also now has an adjacent tapas bar and lounge called the Manor House Lounge.

Other noteworthy projects:


— DHIC has filed plans for a new affordable rental community in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

In progress

— Senior housing is part of a new development project on the campus of Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.

— Ewing Development has started work on a new senior living co-op in Bettendorf, Iowa.

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