In the Pipeline: Cogir Opens Arizona Community; First Green House Homes Built Outside of U.S.

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‘Construction: Completed

Cogir opens Arizona community

Cogir Senior Living has announced the opening of ACOYA Shea, an age-in-place community for older adults located in Scottsdale, Arizona. 


The four-story, 147-unit community is located near shopping and amenities like local golf courses. Shared amenities include a courtyard with outdoor space, resort-style pool and outdoor fireplace, art room, community room, fitness center, bistro, multiple dining venues, movie theater and a telemedicine room for virtual appointments.

Distinctive Living opens Pennsylvania community

Freehold, New Jersey-based Distinctive Living recently announced the grand opening of Crescent Fields at Huntingdon Valley.

Amenities at the community includes a movie theater, game room, bistro, steakhouse and more. The community covers independent living, assisted living and memory care.


The project was developed by the Westrum Development Co. and marks the 27th community in the Distinctive portfolio, with 20 under development through its development arm, Distinctive Living Development.

First Green House homes outside of U.S. now built

Australia-based ACH Group announced the formal opening of Healthia, the first iteration of the Green House care model outside of the U.S.

That follows Green House Project staff traveling down under to offer education and other support over the summer, with move-ins starting in August.

GHP has worked across the U.S. to build “small home alternatives” to traditional nursing homes. Homes have private rooms and restrooms, outdoor space and a “person-directed care philosophy,” able to accommodate 10 to 12 residents.

Healthia will serve nearly 100 residents across eight homes in Elizabeth, South Australia.

McShane finishes construction at Illinois community

McShane Construction recently announced the end of construction of the Woodlands at Canterfield in West Dundee, Illinois near Chicago.

The 131-unit community offers 91 assisted living units and 40 memory care beds. Units range from studio to one and two bedroom options with high end finishes including plank vinyl flooring, maple cabinets and granite countertops.

Shared amenities include two spas, salon, theater, pub, fitness center, clubroom and multiple dining establishments. Outdoor amenities include patios, fire pit, bocce ball court and a putting green.

Toll Brothers opens active adult community in Pennsylvania

Global real estate company Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) recently opened the Preserve at Marsh Creek, a new collection of carriage-style townhomes for an active adult development in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

The 105-unit development ranges from 2,180 to 2,351 square-feet with first-floor primary bedroom suites. The community features a clubhouse, and resort-style amenities including a pool, fitness center, yoga room, recreational course, walking trails and more.

Other noteworthy projects

Construction: Planned

– Greenwood Village South planning $100 million expansion.

Construction: In Progress

– Williamsburg Landing is expanding the independent living portion of its community.

Construction: Completed

– A new senior living community in Rochester, New York is now open.

– The Peaceful Pines Senior Living community is set to open soon.

– A welcome center for the Benchmark at Alexandria project is now open.
– Thrive Senior Living to open site within the Aventura development.

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