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Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community — Windsor, VT (Posted 3/2/14)
Isakson Living – Atlanta, GA (Posted 3/2/14)
Presbyterian Homes & Services — Wayzata, MN (Posted 3/2/14)
Rockwood Retirement Communities — Spokane, WA (Posted 3/2/14)
Residence at Brookside — Avon, CT (Near Hartford) (Posted 2/1/14)
Terracina Grand — Naples, FL (Posted 2/1/14)
Elan-Westpoint — Braunfels, TX (Posted 2/1/14)
Sinai Residences of Boca Raton — Boca Raton, FL (Posted 2/1/14)
Regency at Methuen — Methuen, MA (Posted 2/1/14)
Brightmore of South Charlotte — Charlotte, NC (Posted 1/1/14)
The Pointe at Turnbury — South Brunswick Township, NJ (Posted 1/1/14)
Carolina Ridge — Lincoln County, NC (Posted 1/1/14)
Allegro Senior Living — West Boynton Beach, FL (Posted 1/1/14)
Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills — Bloomfield, MI (Posted 1/1/14)
Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor — Houston, TX (Posted 12/1/13)
The Foothills — Coachella Valley, CA (Posted 12/1/13)
Harbour View Aged Care Facility — Suffolk, VA (Posted 12/1/13)
The Grandview at Benefis — Great Falls, MT (Posted 12/1/13)
Merrill Gardens at Campbell — Campbell, CA (Posted 12/1/13)
Estancia Del Sol — South Corona, CA (Posted 12/1/13)
Cedar Hill Continuing Care, a CCRC located in Windsor, Vermont, announced it plans to build a $10.6 million addition. The 42,000 sq. ft., two-level building addition will house a 20-bed memory care unit that will also double the community’s capacity of its independent and assisted living units to 41. The memory care wing will comprise12 private apartments and eight semi-private apartments.
The expansion will increase the community’s total square footage from 18,000 to 59,720 square feet. Congress Construction is the project’s construction manager. The completed facility is expected to open in January 2015. For more information call 802-674-6609 or visit: http://www.cedarhillccc.com/
Plans are moving forward to develop a$200 million continuing care retirement community in Georgia’s Cobb County. The community recently donated several acres back to East Cobb Park as a piece offering to those who claim the 843 senior living project is too big for the area. The donated land would double the size of East Cobb Park.
The provider initially planned for a 987-unit community but has since scaled down the project plans. For more information call 404-467-4900 or visit: http://www.isaksonliving.com/index.php
Presbyterian Homes & Services recently opened a second building at one of its communities in the Minneapolis suburb of Wayzata – a $250 million mixed use senior complex. The Promenade at Wayzata features two buildings – Superior Block and North Block. The former is a 90-aparement building that opened in October and is currently fully leased while the later is a 58-unit apartment building that is 97% leased since opening in December.
The North Block also features a restaurant, café, library, a two-story atrium conservatory, a movie theater, beauty parlor, convenience store, a pool and a fitness area.
Rents for the luxury units range from $1,665 to $5,150 per month after a fully-refundable entrance deposit of $95,000 to $586.000. Unit sizes range from 740 to 2,300 square feet. For more information call 952-249-2400 or visit http://www.folkestonephs.org/gpc.iml
Spokane’s Rockwood Retirement Communities expects to break ground this month on a $41 million. 11-story tower named the Summit that will include 65 luxury apartments for seniors. It will be connected at the ground level to the former Manor, now renamed the Ridge.
The Summit is the largest residential project approved by the City of Spokane last year. Rockwood Retirement began plannings two years ago for the project. Construction was delayed until 80 percent of the new apartments were sold. The Summit will be due West of the Ridge building.
Most of the new tower’s units will range from 900 square feet to 1,970 square feet. The top two floors will offer “penthouse” units, ranging from 1,050 square feet to 2,210 square feet. For more information call 509-536-6850 or visit: www.rockwoodretirement.org
The Residence at Brookside, a senior housing community, is being developed in Avon, Conn., on a three-acre site. The 62,500 square foot community will include 74 assisted living, independent living and Reflections Memory Care apartments. The site will be fully landscaped and will include a park for public use. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2015.
Designed in a traditional New England style with Connecticut Brownstone elements, the community will feature comfortable lounges, libraries, a walking courtyard, full-service restaurant and other signature high standard amenities designed to keep residents active and engaged.
Independent living apartments will have kitchenettes and private baths and residents will enjoy 24-hour security, three gourmet meals a day prepared and served restaurant style, available laundry and cleaning services, a full activities program and a variety of optional services. Residents in the assisted living area will enjoy all of the above-mentioned amenities and services as well as assistance with activities of daily living including bathing and dressing, medication reminders and other services as needed.
The Reflections Memory Care program at The Residence at Brookside will engage residents with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments in meaningful, therapeutic activities focused on their strengths and capabilities. Reflections offers specialized cognitive programming in a separate, secure environment with its own common areas, courtyard and other amenities.
Terracina Grand, a premier senior living community, broke ground last month for its new two-story memory care community adjacent to the existing property. The new memory care community at Terracina Grand will provide residents a self-contained environment and operate utilizing the Pearls of Life® philosophy, an award-winning, national dementia program which provides personalized care plans.
The free-standing memory care community will add 55 Alzheimer’s and dementia care apartments for 60 residents, more than doubling Terracina Grand’s capacity to care for seniors in the Naples, Fla., area in need of memory care. The residential units are on average 25 percent larger than the industry norm.
The memory care community will include hospitality features and services such as a family style dining area and club lounge on each floor, a grand living room with library, and a large orangery (conservatory). For more information, call 239-455-1459 or visit www.terracinagrand.com
Titan Senior Living, a division of Albuquerque-based Titan Development, is preparing to build Elan- Westpointe – a $22 million senior residence. Plans call for a three-story assisted-living building with 75 units, and an attached one-story memory support wing with 38 units with commons spaces. The community will be the flagship for a new model of seniors housing properties Titan will develop with Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services (LCS) as the operating partner. The project is expected to take a year to complete. For more information call 505- 998-0163.
The company is partnering with LCS to build 10 senior communities in three states, Texas (5), Florida (3) and New Mexico (2)
Sinai Residences of Boca Raton and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County broke ground last month on South Florida’s newest planned life care community, a $250 million development. It is scheduled to open in 2015.
The residences will offer the highest standard of engaged senior living and feature a wealth of luxury services and amenities including hospitality, recreational and social services, cultural and academic pursuits, and fitness programs, as well as gourmet dining with kosher dining available. Sinai Residences will also enjoy front-row access to the many Federation-sponsored cultural, social and educational events.
There will be 14 different floor plans, six of which are already sold-out. They range in size from approximately 800 to 1,700 square feet. For more information call 561-221-1102 or visit www.sinairesidences.com.
The Regency at Methuen in northeastern, Mass., is a Toll Brothers gated active adult community offering homes that range from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet and include both single level and two-story home designs.
One design is the 1,700-square-foot Stamford Eastern Shore design that offers single-level living. In this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home the kitchen and breakfast area create a bright and airy atmosphere.
The first-floor master bedroom suite is a private retreat with a large walk-in closet, a master bath with Roman soaking tub, a separate shower and a dual-sink vanity. A private study and covered deck are located in the rear of the home. Included features are hardwood flooring in the foyer, kitchen/breakfast area, dining, and great room, gas fireplace in the expanded family room, Kohler faucets, granite countertops, custom paint, Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package, and a basement ready for finishing. For more information call 978-557-5511 or visit: www.regencyatmethuen.com.
Brightmore of South Charlotte, a $40 million senior living community located in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, plans to open in 2014. It is being developed by Liberty Senior Living and will be geared toward the active retiree and offer the convenience of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing all on one campus.
The 230,000-square-foot luxury retirement community, will offer seniors a full continuum of lifestyle choices and a range of amenities, including various dining venues, a market, beauty salon, fitness center and pool.
Construction of Brightmore of South Charlotte’s health and rehabilitation center, The Pavilion Health Center is due to be completed soon. Construction of Brightmore of South Charlotte’s independent living residences and The Terrace at Brightmore, its licensed assisted living and memory care center, will follow and are estimated to be completed in 2014.
For more information call 855-833-8511or visit: http://brightmoreofsouthcharlotte.com.
Millennium Homes has launched the final section of its active adult community in southern New Jersey near Princeton. Located in South Brunswick Township, which was recently named one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” The Pointe at Turnbury is a 194-home community that offers residents the ability to own a private home in a convenient location with a wide range of luxury amenities. Priced from the low $300,000s, homes are available for a variety of occupancy dates, including longer-term purchases with 2014 closing dates. Highly coveted premium home sites with wooded lots are now available as part of the final phase of construction.
Townhomes at The Pointe at Turnbury offer an array of standard high-end amenities including gourmet kitchens, finished loft spaces, gas fireplaces and convenient two-car garages. Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath designs are available, ranging from 1,844 to 2,508 square feet of living space. An entire menu of optional upgrades is available and basements are available in many homes.
There is also a 7,500-square-foot clubhouse right in the heart of the community where residents enjoy daily recreation and group activities. The clubhouse includes a grand salon, entertaining kitchen, sunroom, flat-screen TVs, game and card room, library, billiards room and a state-of-the-art fitness center. An out- door heated pool, putting green and bocce courts provide hours of additional entertainment. For more information call 609-799-0459 or visit: www.55places.com/new-jersey/communities/the-pointe-turnbury.
Shea Homes in Scottsdale, AZ is proposing to build a 1,650-lot subdivision named Carolina Ridge in eastern Lincoln County, NC, with most the houses aimed at homebuyers age 55 and older. It will be built on 589 acres. Thirty percent of the site will be left undeveloped.
It will have single-family homes ranging from 1,000 square feet to 3,500 square feet. Some units would be built in attached groups of homes. About 300 of the homes would be set aside for buyers of any age.
The proposed Carolina Ridge community is slated to be built on about 600 acres off N.C. Highway 73, just east of N.C. Highway 16, near the Denver community. The build-out is expected by 2021.
In materials submitted to Lincoln County zoning officials, Shea officials say that construction of homes and amenities will begin in 2014. For more information call Shea Homes at 866-696-7432 or visit www.sheahomes.com. There is no dedicated web site for this community.
Last month St. Louis-based Allegro Senior Living announced that it has broken ground on its ninth senior housing community. The community, located in a country club residential setting in West Boynton Beach, FL., will offer 136 units with a total of 147,000-square-feet.
While the community will primarily cater to independent residents, there will also be separate wings to accommodate assisted living and memory are services.
A company specializing in the development and operation of luxury senior housing communities throughout Florida, Allegro’s newest community in Boynton Beach will embody a boutique hotel experience for its residents.
Amenities include a specially designed spa, fine dining options, concierge service, as well as the latest in theater and wellness opportunities. The community is scheduled to open in late 2014. For more information call 561-316-9688 or visit: http://www.allegroliving.com/senior_living/Boynton_Beach_FL/zip_33437/allegro/6891
Groundbreaking for the $40 million continuing care retirement community in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., took place last month. The facility is scheduled to open in September 15, 2015. It will be built on 7.5 acres.
The 164,000-square foot building will include heated underground parking garage, a fitness and rehabilitation center, multiple on-site dining options and a movie theater. The community will have 146 total units, of which 30 percent will be for independent living.
Amenities planned include scheduled transportation to shopping and medical appointments, 24-hour emergency response system, bistro and ice cream parlor, wine cellar, chapel, and a24-hour nurse on the premises. For more information call 248-955-4956 or visit: http://www.cedarbrookofbloomfieldhills.com/.
A Houston-area continuing care retirement community (CCRC) recently broke ground on a massive $70 million expansion project, adding more than 100 new units to the existing community along with brand new common areas.
The Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor is getting a 14-story addition that will add 84 new one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments, 25 new assisted living apartments, and eight memory support units. The ground floor of the tower is comprised of common spaces, including a new indoor swimming pool, fitness center, bistro, event center, and health clinic.
Brazos Presbyterian Homes, the not-for-profit sponsor of the entry fee-model CCRC, has been pre-marketing the new units for more than two years. The independent living units are 80% reserved.
Atlanta-based THC Architecture designed the project, with Lend Lease Corp. serving as general contractor. The new tower is expected to open in 2015. For more information call 713-660-5000 or visit http://brazostowers.com/
Rising India, Inc., a real estate developer headquartered in Tustin, Calif., is planning to build a large continuing care retirement community on 161 acres in California’s Coachella Valley. Named “The Foothills”, plans call for 1,500 units for independent living, assisted living and memory care and will feature a solar farm on 20 acres and natural hot spring waters. There will also be 120 acres of untouched desertscape.
The first phase of construction will include development in the 400-unit range on about 40-50 acres. The project is in its preliminary stages and still has to go through the entitlement stage. For more information call 714-258-0933 or visit the website for this project. http://www.risingindiainc.co/160-acre-projects.html
Last month the Suffolk, Virginia, Planning Commission approved the development of the 175-unit Harbour View Aged Care Facility, which will be located at 5871 Harbor View Boulevard. The measure goes to the City Council on December 18.
The community will be located directly behind a building that currently houses a Starbucks and other shops, and will be owned by Smith/Packett, a Roanoke-based company that owns several other such facilities. It will be operated by Harmony Senior Services and offer independent living as well as assisted living
The project, which is expected to cost about $24 million, will include a theater, café, exercise room, library, computer room and beauty parlor, plus a secure, private courtyard for the memory care unit. Harmony Senior Services currently operate six other communities.
For more information contact Harmony’s contact page or visit http://www.harmonyseniorservices.com/our-communities/
The Grandview at Benefis, a new continuing care retirement community, opened last month in Great Falls, Mont. It is the only facility in north central Montana offering a continuum of care.
The $30 million community offers different levels of care. Phase One of the project includes The Timbers Assisted Living with 48 apartments; Reflections Memory Care offering assisted living for residents with early stages of dementia, and has 16 private suites; and Senior Care Cottages, which has three separate cottages with 16 private rooms for residents requiring skilled nursing services.
For more information call 406-771-6200 or visit http://thegrandviewatbenefis.org/
Merrill Gardens, an owner and operator of senior living communities, has opened a new $55 million community in Campbell, Calif. Named Merrill Gardens at Campbell, it features 147 apartments offering independent, assisted living and memory care. About 126 units will be reserved for independent and assisted living, while 21 units will be reserved for memory care.
The private apartments feature full-sized kitchens, washers and dryers in a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as several common areas for residents, including a theater room and social gathering space. A private dining room is available for special events. Plenty of garage parking is available for residents and guests
The developer, Merrill Gardens, currently owns and operates senior living communities in California, Nevada, Washington and Alabama. For more information call 408-915-6526or visit: http://www.merrillgardens.com/assisted_living/Campbell_CA/zip_95008/merrill_gardens/5258
WESTliving, an owner and operator of hospitality based senior living communities, has unveiled its plans to build an independent, assisted living and memory care community offering a world-class residential senior housing community in South Corona, Calif. It is located in the newest up-scale area of Riverside County.
Reminiscent of a fine Spanish estate or resort, the new master planned community, Estancia Del Sol will consist of 91 assisted living and 21 memory care apartments in an atmosphere that radiates comfortable yet elegant surroundings. Estancia Del Sol’s timeline for development is approximately 15 months. Construction is due to be completed in early 2015.
Estancia Del Sol is being designed with Spanish influence and many high end amenities and innovative programs. Residents will enjoy spacious private apartments, full-service fine dining, theatre, spa, fitness center, transportation, engaging activities, expansive landscape and full access to exceptional personal care or concierge services as needed.
For more information call: 760-602-5850 or visit: www.WESTliving.net.