In the Pipeline: New Orleans CCRC to Add Green House Units; United Properties’ New Amira Brand

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Construction: Planned

New Orleans CCRC Plans to Expand, Add Green House Units

Poydras Home, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in New Orleans, is embarking on an expansion project that will swap its skilled nursing units for small-house residences, among other changes.

Currently, 64 of the community’s 107 units are designated as skilled nursing. But the expansion project will replace all 64 of those units with Green House small-home units and add 14 new assisted living units across two three-story buildings. The Green House homes are planned to come with private bedrooms and bathrooms, an open-concept kitchen, dining room, living room, den and outdoor space with garden views.


The project was made possible by a $23.34 million financing transaction that Poydras Home, HJ Sims, and Hancock Whitney closed in May. HJ Sims also advised Poydras Home on the expansion project.

Affordable Senior Housing Planned in Dallas

DHA Housing Solutions and Volunteers of America National Services are development partners on a 260-unit affordable senior housing community planned in Dallas.

The planned mixed-use, mixed-income property will include access to a clubhouse, fitness room, business center, activity room, craft room, and health care facility that is leased to a local provider.


Construction: In progress

United Properties Breaks Ground on First Amira Community

United Properties has started construction on the first community in a new brand called Amira.

Previously known as ThePOINTE Minnetonka, the community in Minnetonka, Minnesota is now slated to become Amira Minnetonka. The active adult community is planned to include 186 units spread across six floors. Amenities are set to include landscaped grounds, a golf simulator, an outdoor pool and hot tub, community gardens, art and fitness studios and a community room and a sky lounge.

Project partners include Weis Builders, ESG Architecture & Design, Bremer Bank and Great Lakes Management. First occupancy is expected in 2023.

United Properties

Harrison Street, Oppidan to Start Work on California Project

Oppidan and Harrison Street have scheduled an Aug. 11 groundbreaking for The Hacienda Mission San Luis Rey, a senior living community slated to be managed by Watermark Retirement Communities in Oceanside, California.

The community is slated to have 213 apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care services, with access to amenities such as a salon and spa, pool, pickleball court, garden, dog park, library and card room, virtual reality lounge and chapel.

Friars will also be allowed to stay at the community as part of a partnership that Oppidan and Harrison Street have with Mission San Luis Rey.

The project’s general contractor is W.E. O’Neil and Douglas Pancake Architects is working as the project’s architect. The community is expected to start accepting residents in the second half of 2023.

Oppidan and Harrison Street

Veteran-Oriented Affordable Senior Housing Underway in Utah

A new affordable senior housing project catered toward U.S. military veterans is under construction in West Haven, Utah.

The community, Residences at West Haven, comes with 40 one-bedroom affordable units reserved for people aged 62 and older who earn between 30% and 80% of the area median income. Some of the units are slated for local seniors living with disabilities or who are unhoused.

Amenities include a computer room, in-unit laundry, raised garden beds, on-site storage, bike racks and a community fitness center.

TWG is the $9.5 million project’s developer. Construction is slated to end in fall, 2022.

Affordable Senior Housing Community Under Construction in California

Construction work is moving steadily ahead for the Arboleda Senior Apartments, a new affordable senior housing community in La Puente, California.

The 74-unit apartment community is slated to have one-and-two-bedroom apartments with amenities such as a community room, fitness center, computer center, library, interior mailroom, laundry room on each floor and some built-in universal design elements. The community’s one-bedroom units rent are priced at rates of $1,276, with two-bedroom units going for $1,527.

Construction is slated to wrap up by mid-to-late August.

Arboleda Senior Apartments

Construction: Complete

Construction Complete for Affordable Senior Housing Community in New York

NYS Homes and Community Renewal and Belmont Housing Resources on Aug. 3 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction for a new affordable senior housing community in Amherst, New York.

The community, Alberta Place, is a $12.3 million 46-apartment affordable development for low-income older adults.

NYS Homes and Community Renewal

Other noteworthy projects:


Treplus is planning a new 157-unit active adult community in Westerville, Ohio.

— A senior living community in the Chicago suburbs is expanding with the addition of a new 145-unit independent living apartment building.

Work is slated to start soon for a new memory care community in Bridgton, Maine.

In progress

Construction is underway for a new Bridgewood Property Group and Harrison Street community in Charlotte, North Carolina.

— A senior living community under construction in Austin, Texas, is targeting a January 2022 opening date.

— If all goes according to plan, a new independent living community will open in Annandale, Minnesota, by this October.


— A Benchmark community in Rye, New Hampshire, is sporting a facelift.

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