In the Pipeline: 2Life Debuts Plans for First Opus Community; LCS Expanding North Carolina Life Plan Community

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Construction: Planned

2Life’s First Opus Community Takes Shape

2Life Communities has announced that its new “Opus” concept for middle-income older adults is under development.

As planned, Opus Newton will be connected to 2Life’s Coleman House in Newton, Massachusetts, with 174 residences in one- and two-bedroom layouts ranging from 650 to 1,350 square feet. Residents will have access to a cafe, art studio, classroom, meeting space, patios, gardens and walking trails, among other amenities located on the campus.


The middle-income Opus model aims to reduce senior housing rates for older adults through a mix of volunteerism, centralized locations, health care partnerships and greater connections to the outside community.

2Life has opened priority deposits for residents, and formal reservations begin in April 2022. The organization expects construction on the project to begin once 70% of the apartments are reserved, with construction taking about two years to complete.

Construction: In progress

LCS Expanding North Carolina Life Plan Community

LCS is expanding Plantation Village, a life plan community managed by Life Care Services in Wilmington, North Carolina.


LCS Development is partnering with the community to add 44 new independent living units with amenities including an artisan studio, woodshop, dog park, cocktail bar and billiards room, garden area, theater room, board room and creative arts room.

Other project partners include CJMW Architecture and FL Blum/McKinley.

Presbyterian Senior Living Makes Progress on Affordable Community in Pennsylvania

Construction is about 60% complete for Westminster Place at Huntingdon, an affordable senior housing community on the campus of a Presbyterian Senior Living life plan community in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

The expansion is slated to include a four-story, 48-unit apartment building with one- and two-bedroom apartments, with options available in a range of income restrictions from 20% to 60% of the area median income. As planned, it will include a community room with a kitchen, common laundry facilities and a management office.

Presbyterian Senior Living is building the expansion to Passive House Institute and Enterprise Green Communities New Construction standards and criteria.

Greystar Community in Arizona Now Pre-Leasing

Greystar’s Album Cooley Station active adult apartment home community in the Cooley Station area of Gilbert, Arizona, is now pre-leasing.

Residents will be able to choose from floorplans in one- and two-bedroom styles, including villas and casitas. Amenities and programming include culinary and educational experiences, yoga and fitness classes, pickleball courts and a dog park.

Greystar is also on board to manage Overture Arcadia, an Alliance Residential community in Scottsdale scheduled to open in December, 2022.

Courtesy Greystar

Other noteworthy projects include:


— Local regulators in Iowa City, Iowa, have approved plans for a new 120-unit senior living community.

— Monarch Communities is planning a 210-unit senior housing tower as part of a “mega-development” coming together in Tysons, Virginia.

In progress

— A new 129-unit senior housing development is under construction in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


— A non-profit senior housing operator has unveiled new renovations at a life plan community in Tampa, Florida.

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