In The Pipeline: Elegance Living Expands Near San Francisco; LGBTQ+ Project Reaches Milestone

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Construction: Planned

Veterans-focused community planned in Utah

Real estate developer TWG recently announced plans for a senior living community serving military veterans in Murray, Utah.

The $13 million affordable senior housing project will include 40 units within the four-story building of one-bedroom apartments for those 62 and older.


Units are reserved for those earning up to 50% of the area’s median income with a preference for military veterans. Amenities include a fitness room, community raised garden, community room with a kitchen and computer room.

The project includes four units reserved for disabled seniors and five units available for seniors who have experienced homelessness.

TWG partnered with First Step House, a Utah-based nonprofit that serves over 1,200 individuals annually to address addiction, mental health, homelessness and criminal justice issues. First Step House will provide services and referrals to provide housing for disabled and homeless seniors.


Land sale brings New Jersey project closer to construction

Independent real estate firm NAI James E. Hanson announced the sale of several parcels of land to be built into a 55-unit senior housing community in Vernon, New Jersey.

Originally approved before the pandemic, the former approval expired which resulted in OneKey LLC moving forward with the plan.

Construction is expected to start in early 2023 with an estimated completion in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Construction: In Progress

LGBTQ+ community reaches construction milestone in Palm Springs

Living Out Palm Springs, an active adult community geared towards LGBTQ+ individuals, is nearing completion and hosted a beam signing ceremony earlier this week.

A grand opening for the community is set for spring of next year. An on-site restaurant, Alice B, is being led by chefs and restaurateurs Susan Feniger and Marky Sue Milliken. The restaurant is inspired by Alice B Toklas, who is famous for a memoir disguised as a cookbook chronicling her life with her life partner Gertrude Stein.

The community also pays homage to other trailblazing LGBTQ+ activists including Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon, Carl Bean and Connie Norman.

The community will be an “all-encompassing” space with a full-service restaurant and bar, fitness center, salon, movie screening room, community studio space and a resort-style spa and pool, as well as a dog park and more.

Construction: Complete

National Church Residences renovates Ohio, Florida communities

National Church Residences invested over $3.4 million to renovate an affordable housing community in Ravenna, Ohio.

Bryn Mawr Glen is the second National Church Residences’ property in Ohio to participate in the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program to convert its Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) subsidy into a Section 8 contract.

The conversion allows the affordable senior living community to retain rental assistance on all 50 apartments within the new contract. In addition to addressing structural issues, the community also saw new windows, entry doors, siding, boilers and chillers. The elevator was updated along with new common areas throughout the building.

Individual units received upgrades, including new kitchen cabinets, countertops and flooring. Bathrooms were also renovated with new sinks, vanity storage and new toilets and flooring.

Meanwhile in Holly Hill, Florida, National Church Residences also renovated an affordable living senior community, Cedar Oaks, with $2.6 million being put back into the facility. The renovation was aimed at preserving affordable senior living units in the 44-unit community with updates including new amenities and modernizing apartments and shared spaces.

Building improvements at Cedar Oaks included repainted exteriors, replacement windows and doors, parking area updates, upgraded site lighting and a new fence. Units common spaces received all new flooring, cabinets, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures, HVAC systems, hot water heaters, doors and hardware.

National Church Residences has 17 affordable housing communities located in northeast Ohio with 1,334 apartments and 12 affordable housing communities in Florida plus two campuses offering IL and health care services.

Caldwell Communities opens Texas active adult community

Caldwell Communities recently hosted a grand opening for Chambers Creek, an active adult community for those 55 and up, in Willis, Texas.

The 3,000 home community is set to be one of the largest in Texas and plays host to a range of shared amenities centered around wellness and lifestyle.

Shared amenities include a championship-level golf course, 18-hole putting course, private onsite marina with lake access, two-acre vineyard, designated golf cart paths, specialized parking and homes with garage charging for electric vehicles, over 20 miles of nature trails, outdoor tennis and pickleball and bocce ball courts, a dog park, wellness center and proximity to various health care institutions.

RHF marks renovation project with celebration

The Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) recently marked the completion of a $1.6 million renovation to Pecan Place, an affordable housing community for older adults in Bonham, Texas.

The community was originally built in 1990 and includes 40 one-bedroom and studio cottage-style apartments. Each unit uncles a full kitchen, living and dining area and full bathroom. Pecan Place is one of 17 RHF communities in Texas.

The renovation project included structural work, administration and common area improvements; updates to individual units including new bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures, new paint, new appliances, new cabinets and countertops, new light fixtures and windows.

Coldwell Banker, developer announce opening of active adult community

Coldwell Banker Realty New Homes and Treuhold Capital Group recently celebrated the grand opening of The Monroe and Madison Building at Paris Square, a 10-building and 111-unit active adult community for those 50 and up.

The condominium for-sale community is located in Northvale, New Jersey.

Prior to investment by Coldwell, Paris Square had undergone a 15-year construction process that had resulted in half of its planned units being built, a press release states. The community includes a range of one, two and three-bedroom units from 820 to 1,537 square-feet. Each home has nine-foot ceilings, wide plank wooden floors, shaker-style cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and Kohler faucets.

Shared amenities include a clubhouse, heated pool, walking path, park, fitness room, theater, game room, putting green and on-site garage parking. Units start in the mid-$400,000 range.

Michigan construction firms complete third phase of community

EV Construction and The Christman Company, two Michigan construction management firms, partnered with Sunset Senior Communities and Hobbs+Black Architects on the third phase of construction at Waterford Place, a senior living community in Jenison, Michigan.

The joint venture culminated in The Glens South, a new four-story building with 62 IL apartments and shared amenities including a bistro, lounge, market, chapel and fitness center. The build-out also includes 20 lakeside villas known as The Cove.

Construction of the Glens South completes more than a decade of work for the site.

Long Island project now complete

St. Johnland Assisted Living and the EW Howell Construction Group announced the completion of construction for a two-story senior living community in Kings Park, New York.

The 68,000 square-foot community comprises 80 residential units and 100 beds. The new AL facility was built adjacent to the existing St. Johnland Nursing Center on the 100-acre complex owned by the nonprofit organization.

The community was designed to have four wings of residential units. Amenities include a lobby with library space, a full-service kitchen and dining room with access to exterior courtyards, and resident laundry rooms. The second floor includes areas for art and cultural activities and a wellness suite for physical therapy and fitness activities.

St. Johnland Assisted Living and the EW Howell Construction Group

Elegance Living and Spirit Living Group open California community

Senior living operator Elegance Living and developer Spirit Living marked the grand opening of a new community in Berkeley, California.

Known as Elegance Berkeley, the new AL and memory care community is a four-story building with 94 apartments in studio and one-bedroom floor plans. Residents can choose from 64 assisted living and 30 memory care apartments with a starting rate of $6,850 per month.

Apartment features include nine-foot ceilings, views of the San Francisco Bay and Berkeley Hills areas and kitchenettes with quartz countertops.

Shared amenities include a full-service restaurant and bistro with wine bar, a group fitness center, classroom, art lab, library, listening lounge, theater, salon, courtyard and fitness equipment. Other amenities include a wellness and telehealth suite, a physical and occupational therapy center and more.

The community is now in lease-up.

Other noteworthy project:

Construction: Planned

– The Oaks Senior Living project in Lake Charles, Louisiana recently planned.

– Senior living project proposed for Sylvania Township, Ohio.

– Merrill Gardens community planned in Greenville, South Carolina.

Construction: In Progress

– Community in Georgetown, Texas is in the final stages of construction.

Construction: Complete

– Luxury community to open in Sugar Land, Texas.

– Kirco Senior Living opens a 148-unit Michigan community

– Providence Place Senior Living completes flood protection project.

– Resort-style senior living community opens in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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