In the Pipeline: Benchmark Expanding in New York; Brandywine Opens New Jersey Community

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Construction: Planned

Benchmark Expanding in New York

Benchmark Senior Living plans to expand further to New York in the spring of 2024 with plans being recently announced for a community in Mount Pleasant.

Partners on the project include Shelbourne Healthcare Development Group LLC, a development and investment firm in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The development will include 100 senior living apartments – 74 designated for senior assisted living and 26 for memory care assisted living.


The community will also feature hotel-like amenities, a news release said, but details were not provided.

Benchmark currently has two other communities under development. Benchmark at Hanover in Hanover, Mass., will open late this summer. Benchmark at Alexandria in Virginia, the company’s first community in the greater Washington, D.C. area, is slated to open in 2024.

Avenue Development in partnership with Randall Residence

Senior Living Developer Avenue Development in partnership with Randall Residence announced the groundbreaking of Randall Residence at Gateway Park outside of Indianapolis, Indiana.


The senior living campus will include independent living cottages and apartments as well as licensed assisted living and memory care apartments.

Amenities such as multiple dining venues, theater, meeting and activity space, fitness equipment, a beauty salon and more.

The community is expected to open in the fall of next year.

Construction: In progress

Resort Lifestyle Communities marks groundbreaking

Resort Lifestyle Communities invites businesses in the Marlborough, Mass. area to come and celebrate the start of construction on the $30 million, 180,000 square-foot resort-style Pleasant Hill community.

The RLC community will offer all-inclusive experiences for residents’ daily needs with amenities including an in-house bank, pharmacy, gift shop, and salon – all of which will be open to the public. Rents for one, two and three bedroom units do not include a buy-in fee.

Construction: Completed

Brandywine opens New Jersey community

Brandywine Living Serenade at Princeton started welcoming residents on July 26. The newly-completed 80 unit community was first acquired by Brandywine in 2020 and had since been under renovation.

New luxury amenities include dedicated butlers, luxury decor and concierge services along with on-site nursing care and wellness care. Shared amenities include a tap room, movie theater, salon, bistro and assorted lounges along with an outdoor space with a Venetian-style fountain and koi pond.

Headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Brandywine Living operates 32 communities across seven states.

National Church Residences celebrates reopening

National Church Residences celebrated the grand reopening of the Carnegie Tower at Fairfax with a $13 million renovation for low income seniors community.

The 12-story, 171 unit apartment complex was first built in 1976 and National Church Residences acquired the property in 2013.

Montvale Senior Living opens New Jersey community

Pike Properties LLC announced the completion of Thrive at Montvale Senior Living Community in Montvale, New Jersey.

A courtyard is a central point of the community’s design, which includes an outdoor dining facility, a fountain, fire pits, bocce courts, and an outdoor movie theater.

The 215,000 square-foot community has 203 units, 90 independent living units, 81 assisted living units and 32 memory care suites.

The project marks a partnership between Thrive Senior Living of Atlanta, Georgia and Pike Properties LLC.

Construction on the project started in October 2019.

Other noteworthy projects include:


Pennsylvania Venture Capital received an extension on its Parkland Manor senior living community in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.

​​A senior living community on a 64-acre property was green-lit by the Iowa City Council earlier this week.

In progress

St. Louis, Missouri-based Dover Development recently broke ground on a Cedarhurst Senior Living community in Salina, Missouri.

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