In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/19/16)

(Project rendering of Nakoma Sky, a 79-acre desert resort senior living community in Oro Valley, Ariz. — Photo courtesy of three: living architecture) Construction: Planned three: living architecture Designs 79-Acre Senior Living Campus La Posada, a non-profit owner and operator of senior living properties, has engaged Dallas-based firm three: living architecture to design a concept for […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/11/16)

(The Healthcare Resort of Plano developed by Mainstreet and operated by The Ensign Group in Plano, Texas — Photo courtesy of Mainstreet) Construction: Planned Omega Communities Plans $45 Million Community for Ga. Birmingham, Ala.-based Omega Communities plans to begin construction later this year on a new $45 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Stockbridge, […]

4 Senior Living Design Tips to Prepare for the Unknown

Senior living design is a balancing act: Providers must create communities to suit the markets where they are today, but also position them with an eye toward a future that is in many ways uncertain. With an approach that emphasizes longevity and timelessness, that can be achieved. Gone are the days when communities used dated finishes, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/29/14)

Construction: Planned Groundbreaking Planned for $70M Oklahoma CCRC this Fall Officials with Oklahoma City-based Epworth Villa plan to hold a groundbreaking for a new continuing care retirement community (CCRC) this fall in Stillwater, OK, reports Stillwater News Press. The Ranch, which will be Stillwater’s first CCRC, will be located on 55 acres adjacent to Lakeside […]

Top 5 Posts of the Week: Flex Rooms in Senior Living, Big 3 REIT Merger Buzz

In case you missed it… here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News reader attention this week: Developer Uses “Flex Rooms” to Convert Assisted Living to Memory Care—Dallas-based senior housing architectural firm three: Living Architecture is building with the future in mind by designing “flex rooms,” a concept that allows providers to convert […]

Developer Uses “Flex Rooms” to Convert Assisted Living to Memory Care

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In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/21/13)

Construction: Planned $30 Million Senior Living Community Coming to San Antonio Dallas-based three: living architecture is designing a $30 million senior living community for San Antonio residents living in the Alamo Heights neighborhood. The project, dubbed Franklin Park, will feature 115 independent living units, 62 assisted living units and 40 memory care units within 315,000-square-feet. […]

Hospitality Upgrades Making Headway in Senior Living Design

Adopting multifamily design “upgrades” such as hospitality elements into senior living could be key to attracting both future residents and their adult children, who are often part of the decision making process, says an interior designer.  First impressions matter when people are shopping for a senior living community, and the adult child of a prospective […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/31/13)

Construction: Planned Non-profit Plans Large-Scale Senior Living Community in Dallas The Legacy Senior Communities is planning a large-scale senior living community in Dallas that will incorporate independent, assisted and memory care living services, reports Dallas Business Journal. While developers say it is too soon to determine the exact unit breakdown for the planned The Legacy Willow […]

Could Hospitality-Style, Multi-Purpose Senior Living Attract Younger Retirees?

There’s a lot of buzz around how baby boomers will change the concept of “senior housing,” from what it looks like, what it consists of, and where it’s located. Similar to how the hotel industry underwent sweeping changes to become more hospitality- and  guest experience-based rather than “homey,” some architects and developers believe the upcoming […]