In the Pipeline: The Springs Living Expands to Washington; Watermark, Hines Announce Houston Project

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Construction: Planned

The Springs Living Announces Plans to Enter Washington

The Springs Living has announced plans for a new senior living community in Vancouver, Washington.

The 12-story community, The Springs at The Waterfront, is planned to have 250 residences, with access to amenities that include a spa and wellness center, an indoor pool and multiple dining venues that use local ingredients.


The Springs Living is seeking to build the community under LEED Silver certification and FitWel standards. The Springs at The Waterfront is part of Gramor Development’s master-planned The Waterfront Vancouver development.

The Springs Living first began working on this project with Gramor in 2018, but it was put on hold in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The Springs Living expects to begin construction early next year, with an opening slated for 2024.

The Springs Living

Construction: In progress

Hines, Watermark On Track to Open Houston Project in Early 2022

Watermark Retirement Communities and Hines are collaborating on The Watermark at Houston Heights, a seven-story community in Houston’s Greater Heights neighborhood.


The 222-unit community is planned to have amenities that include a sixth-floor terrace and lounge with skyline views; a fitness center; multiple wellness venues with yoga, pilates and exercise classes; an art gallery space and studio, movie theater; library; heated outdoor pool; a salon and spa; virtual reality lounge and a golf simulator.

This is Watermark’s first Elan community in Texas. If all goes according to plan, The Watermark at Houston Heights will open in January, 2022.

Watermark Retirement Communities

Revel Announces Pre-Leasing for Communities in Arizona, California

Revel Communities, a division of The Wolff Company, has announced the beginning of pre-leasing of Revel Legacy and Revel Palm Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Palm Desert, California; respectively.

Revel Legacy includes multiple dining venues, a fitness room, creative studio, spa, salon and theater and a “sky deck,” while Revel Palm Desert is planned to include similar amenities in addition to a pickleball court, fire pit, BBQ, event lawn, game lawn and dog park and an ice cream parlor.

Revel Palm Desert, courtesy Revel Communities

Construction: Complete

Oakmont Completes Renovations for Las Vegas Community

Oakmont Senior Living has wrapped up construction on a renovation and addition project at Oakmont of Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

The work’s focal point was the addition of a 31-unit memory care neighborhood with a new dining room, activity room and outdoor courtyard. The project also added a movie theater with plush seating as well as a new bistro and wellness center. Workers also gave a makeover to the community’s beauty salon with new equipment, and freshed the community with new carpeting, tile flooring, paint, a refinished roof and new fire alarm system.

Oakmont Senior Living

Affordable Senior Housing Community Now Open in California

AMG, The Pacific Companies and Jamboree Housing have opened a new affordable senior housing community in Santa Ana, California.

The community, Metro East Senior Park Apartments, has 419 units and access to a public plaza, five courtyards, a fitness center, recreation lounge, outdoor dining and grilling space, lawn games and a community garden.

Project partners included builder Sinanian Construction, landscape architect Thomas H. Phelps Landscape Architecture and C&V Consulting, which handled civil engineering. Architectural firm AO designed the community.


Second Phase Complete at Affordable Senior Housing Community in Texas

Construction has wrapped up on the second phase of Columbia Renaissance Square, an affordable senior housing community from Columbia Residential and Purpose Built Communities in Fort Worth, Texas.

The three-story, 120-unit community has amenities such as a clubhouse community room with a catering kitchen, a business center with computers and Wi-Fi, fitness center, wellness room, central laundry facility and a theater room. The community also has access to outdoor pathways for walking and cycling, a landscaped gazebo and a courtyard.

General contractor KWA Construction built the community, while JHP Architecture designed it.

KWA Construction

Other noteworthy projects include:


Local legislators are mulling a proposal to build a 169-unit 55-plus rental housing development in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

A development agreement is in place to build a 60-unit senior living community in Watkinsville, Georgia.

— Trilogy Health Services is on deck to manage a proposed 96-bed senior living community in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

— A New York developer has proposed a new mixed-use development with senior living and workforce housing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

In progress

Alliance Residential has broken ground on a new senior living project in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

— An assisted living and memory care provider in Sparta, Wisconsin, has broken ground on a new community.

Work is now underway on a new development including senior living in Northwood, Ohio.

Construction recently started for a new project that will include senior living in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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