In The Pipeline: The Springs Living Starts Work on Wash. Community; Mather Project Underway Near D.C.

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Construction: Planned

Maryland Hotel to Transition to Senior Living

The Solomons Inn Hotel in Solomons, Maryland will stop catering to travelers and start serving seniors as the Solomons Joint Venture LLC ownership group has found a new direction for the sprawling property.

The owners are working with local agencies to “create renovation plans that will transform the property into a first-class senior living community.”


The final day of the hotel’s original operations will be Oct. 31.

Arrow Senior Living Expands Further in Missouri

O’Reilly Development Company has partnered with Blueprint for development of The Bluffstone Senior Living in St. Peters, Missouri that will be managed by Arrow Senior Living.

The project includes 91 independent living units, 44 assisted living units and 18 memory care units.


Construction: In progress

The Springs Living Starts Work on Washington Community

The Springs Living has broken ground on a new senior living community in Vancouver, Washington.

The waterfront senior living community’s groundbreaking was years in the making for The Springs Living CEO Fee Stubblefield, and one that the company plans to represent the future of the senior living service model.

Pacific Northwest senior living operator The Springs Living recently saw construction begin at The Springs at The Waterfront, a 12-story senior living development that will serve approximately 250 residents. The property is located in the Portland, Oregon metro area and offers a mix of floor plans.

“This project is the progression and evolution of what we’ve been doing for the last 26 years,” Stubblefield told Senior Housing News. “The property was the right configuration, the right size and the right location.”

The Springs at The Waterfront will provide independent living, assisted living and memory care options for residents, featuring a spa and wellness center, an indoor pool, and multiple dining venues

Stubblefield said the project was tabled for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the development planning effort picking back up last year.

The project is a joint venture with San Diego, California-based PMB Pacific Medical Buildings and financed through Harrison Street, marking the first time The Springs Living has entered in on a joint venture, Stubblefield noted.

The Springs at The Waterfront in Vancouver, Wash. / Image Courtesy The Springs Living

Mather Starts on Luxury Virginia Project

Illinois-based Mather announced the start of construction on a $500 million, approximately 300 unit luxury life plan community in Tysons, Virginia.

The project will cater residents to have varying levels of care between two residential buildings. A total of 80% of units are pre-sold. Overall, phase one will include 179 apartments and phase two will include 114 apartments. Units range in size between 850 and 3,300 square-feet.

The Mather will offer wellness and lifelong learning to older adults in the surrounding area in a dedicated commercial space on the ground floor of the community through a partnership with Fairfax County

The Mather in Tysons, Va. / Image Courtesy of Mather

Lifespace Communities Breaks Ground on Illinois Expansion

Oak Trace, a nonprofit life plan community, celebrated breaking ground and the start of construction on a $112 million expansion in Downers Grove, Illinois. The community is owned and operated by Lifespace Communities.

The first phase of construction was completed in 2019 with the latest phase to add 145 independent living apartments. That will push the entire campus to 377 units, with the expansion expected to be completed next year.

New construction will include a clubhouse featuring a fitness center, pool, salon, casual dining venue, cafe seating, multipurpose room, living room and new lobby.

Once the second phase of construction is completed, the health center will be connected to the existing independent living building, via the new clubhouse.

Oak Trace in Downers Grove, Illinois / Image Courtesy of Lifespace Communities

Construction: Complete

New York Community Now Open

After nearly two years of construction, the Waterstone of Westchester in White Plains, New York, is now open.

The independent living community features 132 residences and offers supportive care services for residents. The community offers three different one-and-two bedroom options.

The boutique-style community offers amenities including a movie theater, fitness center, indoor pool, lobby bar, art studio and salon. The community also offers home care services through an onsite partnership with VNS Westchester.

Other noteworthy projects include:


— Sunrise Senior Living is planning a three-story, 90 unit senior living community in Los Angeles.

— Arden plans a 156 unit senior living community in Pooler, Georgia.

— Build Senior Living LLC intends to build an assisted living and memory care community in O’Fallon, Illinois.

–Saint John’s United announced plans to build seven affordable housing long-term care units in Billings, Montana.


— Vintage Cooperatives’ The Suites of Bettendorf in Bettendorf, Iowa opened this week.

— The Arella On Jones, an active adult senior living community, recently opened in Houston.

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