In the Pipeline: Brinkmann Starts Construction on Three Projects; Onelife Opens Oregon Community

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Construction: Planned

Morningside Ministries plans expanded campus

Boerne, Texas-based Morningside at Menger Springs is expanding its senior living campus with 86 new IL terrace homes and other amenities.

The life plan community’s expansion also includes a new amphitheater, dining venue, fitness center, pickleball court and a covered pool. The expansion also includes an additional eight acres adjacent to the community’s 34-acre property near Menger Creek.


Construction is planned to start in November, with occupancy expected in the summer of 2025. The plan features four two-story residential buildings with one and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 946 to 1,751 square feet.

Construction: In Progress

Brinkmann Constructors starts on Colorado, Virginia communities

Brinkmann Constructors recently broke ground on one project in Littleton, Colorado and two projects in Fairfax and Richmond, Virginia.

The Colorado project, in the Wind Crest senior living community, is a seven-story, 195,000 square-foot senior living facility that will include 94 units and underground parking. This marks the 12th building Brinkmann has built on the campus, with construction to be completed for June 2025.


The Fairfax, Virginia project marks the 24th project done with Erickson Senior Living and is a 251,000 square-foot residential building. The five-story community on the outskirts of Washington, DC will include 122 units and a two-story parking garage.

The Richmond, Virginia, known as Avery Point, recently broke ground on a 177,500 square-foot residential building on the Avery Point Senior Living campus and marks the seventh building and adds 101 units.

Additional amenities include a life enrichment center, bar, grill restaurant and arts/crafts room. Completion of this new residential building is slated for May 2025.

Morning Pointe of Danville starts on second phase of construction

Morning Pointe of Danville recently broke ground on the next phase of construction on Morning Pointe of Danville Assisted Living, which is set to open in late 2024.

The new building will offer AL only, with the existing locations at the site offering AL and memory care services. The new building will house 72 apartments within a 67,500 square-foot space. Fifty-five of the units will be traditional AL apartments, 17 will be suites with full kitchens, living area and bedrooms and stackable laundry facilities in each unit.

Construction: Completed

Brightview Senior Living opens welcome center for Maryland project

Brightview Senior Living announced the opening of a welcome center at Brightview Hunt Valley in Cockeysville, Maryland.

The opening allows prospective residents to preview life at the community that is currently set to open next summer and offer 178 residences. Amenities at the community include chef-prepared meals, juice bar, private dining, salon, fitness rooms, art studio, library, movie theater and pub.

Onelife Senior Living opens Oregon community

Onelife Senior Living, a family-owned developer and operator, announced that The Esther at Riverbend will open later this fall.

The 103-room AL community is located in Springfield, Oregon next to its existing memory care community. Amenities include daily activities, gather spaces, and 16 types of private suites with various floor plans and features.

Amenities include a farmhouse design with the bistro, club room, library, tea room and an all-community dining room.

Selfhelp to open Long Island community

Slefhelp will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week to mark the opening of the Allen and Geraldine Rosenberg Residence, a “permanently affordable independent” senior living development for older adults in Freeport, Long Island.

The project was designed by architectural firm Studio Libeskind and developed by the Selfhelp Realty Group. Selfhelp serves 25,000 older and vulnerable adults annually through home health and other aging-related services, while remaining the largest provider of services to Holocaust survivors in North America.

California urban farm community now open

Stakeholders will gather next week for a ceremony marking the opening of the Agrihood, California’s largest urban farm and affordable housing community.

The project includes below-market units designated for low-income seniors and veterans, along with programs including farmer’s markets and gardening classes.

Agrihood is funded by a 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond.

Other noteworthy projects

Construction: Planned

-Senior living center approved for Radnor, Pennsylvania.

-Brookmeadow at Blue Hills Senior Living plans renovations.

-Trilogy Health Services to build a senior living community in Holly Township, Michigan.

-St. Benedict’s Church nets approval for Phoenix, Arizona senior living community.

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