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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)
Victory (within Verrado) — Buckeye, AZ (Posted 11/1/13)
Four Seasons at Ridgemont — Montvale/Woodcliff, NJ (Bergen County) (Posted 11/1/13)
Regency at Methuen — Methuen, MA (Posted 11/1/13)
Tallgrass Creek — Overland Park, KS (Posted 11/1/13)
Mountain Trails at Cortessa — Waddell, AZ (near Phoenix) (Posted 11/1/13)
The Falls at Gunstock Road — Plaistow, NH (Posted 10/2/13)
Belle Vintage Park — North Houston, TX (Posted 10/2/13)
Stoney River — Ramsey, MN (Posted 10/2/13)
Arbor Oaks at Crestview — Byran, TX (Posted 10/2/13)
Fountaingrove Lodge — Santa Rosa, CA (Posted 10/2/13)
Cedar Village at Ocean — Ocean, NJ (Posted 9/1/12)
The Inn at Northwood Village — Dover, OH (Posted 9/1/13)
The Residence at River Bend — Ipswich, MA (Posted 9/1/13)
Crimson Village — Tuscaloosa, AL (Posted 9/1/13)
The Waters at Mayowood — Rochester, MN (Posted 9/1/13)
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.
Last month DMB Associates broke ground for a new 55+ community in the existing Verrado commuity in Buckeye, Ariz. The new community, called Victory, eventually will include 3,500 homes in Buckeye’s Verrado, a DMB master-planned community that spreads out over 8,800 acres. The first Victory houses will open in 2015 but full build-out could take another decade.
DMB opened Verrado in 2004, marketing the “small-town charm” of its neighborhoods and its varied architecture. This is the first time this high-end developer has designed a community for adults who are at least 55 years old.
The developer will sell Victory lots to multiple home builders in an effort to avoid cookie-cutter architecture or geographic isolation, executives said. The community is likely to start out with single-family homes but may expand into town homes and condominiums if there is a market demand.
While Victory residents will have their own golf course and other amenities, they will not have walls or gates, allowing them the same access to the Main Street commercial area as other neighborhoods in Verrado. For more information contact: http://dmbinc.com/contact-us/ or visit: http://verrado.com/
The Four Seasons at Ridgemont in Montvale/Woodcliff, N.J., is a 55+ community of 108 luxury condominium garden homes designed for sophisticated active adults. Homes range in size from 1,957 to 2,428 square feet and offer 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 indoor parking spaces per home. There are also formal living and dining areas and a spacious designer kitchen
In addition, there is a clubhouse featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, club room and billiards, plus an outdoor pool, putting green and bocce courts.
The community is located near New York City for theater, dining, cultural events and a multitude of other venues. The Montvale Woodcliff Lake area also offers every convenience but is only minutes away. For more information call 866-718-2997or visit http://www.khov4seasons.com/Ridgemont
The Regency at Methuen is a new gated, resort-style active-adult community in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts built by Toll Brothers. It offers two-bedroom, two-bath homes which feature an expanded kitchen option with many conveniences, including an island and plentiful counter space centrally located to the breakfast area and spacious family room with fireplace. The first-floor master bedroom suite offers an elegant tray ceiling and luxurious master bath.
The Lehigh model, currently on display, features 10-foot ceilings throughout the home and a rear covered patio. This home is available for immediate occupancy.
The Regency at Methuen offers homes that range from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet, including both single-level and two-story home designs. For more information call 978-557-5511 or visit www.Regencyatmethuen.com
Tallgrass Creek, located in Overland Park, Kansas, broke ground last month on a $13 million, 134,000-square-foot building that will add 87 independent living apartments to the existing Erickson Living community that opened in 2007. When it was built it had 226 independent living apartments in two 130,000-square-foot buildings.
This month the first phase of a new $20 million, 100,000-square-foot continuing care neighborhood will open. It will include 28 assisted living apartments. The second phase will include 28 memory care apartments and 44 skilled nursing units. The community currently has a 55,000-square-foot clubhouse. For more information call 800-989-0525 or visit http://www.ericksonliving.com/kansas-city-area/kansas-city-area-senior-living.asp?refer=homepage
AV Homes, Inc., has announced the purchase of 86 home sites in the Cortessa master-planned community in western metropolitan Phoenix. The new community will be marketed under the name “Mountain Trails at Cortessa.” Sales are set to begin in December 2013.
The community will offer single and two-story homes ranging in size from 1,560 to 3,600 square feet with an estimated starting price in the $160s. These homes will feature a variety of exterior elevations and open living concepts. According to the developer the Cortessa community “captures a small town feeling along with beautiful amenities, easy access to freeways and the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.”
Residents of Cortessa will be able to enjoy five parks, 88 acres of landscaped common area — maintained by a homeowners association (HOA) — and beautiful views of the White Tank Mountains.
Cortessa is one and a half miles west of the Arizona Loop 303 freeway, which will provide easy access to employment and entertainment corridors. It is two and a half miles from the White Tank Mountain Regional Park which offers a wealth of outdoor activities from hiking trails to mountain biking on the park’s competition track. More information on Cortessa can be found on the HOA website at http://cortessaliving.com/ and the community website http://traditional.avhomesinc.com/communities/mountain-trails-cortessa. To contact the builder call 480-214-7400.
Construction is underway for The Falls at Gunstock Road in Plaistow N.H., a new 55+ active adult community that sits on 50 acres. Once completed, the new neighborhood will consist of 40 custom detached homes. The living space will range from 1,500 to 1,800 square feet. With a mix of contemporary and craftsman aesthetics, the homes will offer two bedrooms, two full bathrooms or two-and-a-half bathrooms and two-or-three-car garages. Each home can also be personalized, from the granite countertops to the custom cabinets. Buyers can choose the colors, materials and designs that best fit their style.
Additionally, there will be a community clubhouse within the development, complete with recreational amenities and a swimming pool. There will also be two waterfalls on the property and one-and-a-half miles of walking trails.
Located just minutes from sales-tax-free shopping and a wide variety of restaurants, The Falls at Gunstock Road offers the feeling of living in the country, but close to all conveniences, including several area medical centers, and cultural attractions. It is just 40 minutes North of Boston and 25 minutes to the New Hampshire seacoast. For more information call 978-994-2401. There is no website at this time.
Belle Vintage Park was introduced to the North Houston, Texas, area with an official ribbon cutting ceremony last month. It is a 55+ community that features 120 one- and two-bedroom condominium homes for lease with versatile studies, 10’ foot ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a wide range of other quality appointments. Garages and small private yards are also available. First residents will move in in January 2014.
The centerpiece of the community is Club Belle, an expansive two-level private community area with a fitness center, full bar and kitchen area, beautiful lounges, complimentary roaming iPads with Wi-Fi, a resort-style swimming pool and extensive lush walking trails around the community. Gated for privacy, Belle also features an expansive pet park with watering and washing stations for resident’s pets.
Tucked into a heavily wooded, established residential area, Belle Vintage Park is located less than a mile from Vintage Park Shopping Village — the area’s exciting new dining and entertainment haven.
Since Belle residents are healthy and active, food service and transportation are not needed. This is reflected in lower monthly rental costs making Belle Vintage Park a financially viable alternative to home ownership or other area senior communities that provide services that are not necessarily needed.
For more information call 281-379-4000 or visit http://www.bellevintagepark.com/
Over the next year, Ramsey, Minnesota, residents will see the Stoney River retirement community take shape. Ground was broken last month and the community is expected to open in the fall of 2014. It will feature nine independent living suites with full kitchens and private washer and dryer, 39 assisted living suites, and 24 specialized memory care units. An information center will be opening in early spring 2014. At that time, seniors will be able to reserve the suite of their choice.
Stoney River will feature seven fireplaces, outdoor walking paths and porches, beauty shop, a theater with a 60-inch screen, fitness center, and even a tavern with a bar and a pool table
Designed like an indoor town, the community boasts a main street reminiscent of an old-time downtown shopping district. The indoor street will feature faux brick paving, park benches, street lights, and other items that add to the familiar main street environment. For more information call 612-615-9936 or visit http://www.stoneyriverramsey.com.
Residents are now moving into Arbor Oaks at Crestview in Bryan, Texas, the areas first life-care retirement community. It features 92 maintenance-free independent living apartment homes. Activities and amenities include restaurant-style dining options, a fitness center, pool, salon, library, billiards room, creative arts center and more. In addition, residents have lifetime priority access to a continuum of care at the on-site health center, including 48 assisted living, 48 skilled nursing and 18 dedicated memory support residences, if ever needed. All services for residents are provided at their life-care rate.
Arbor Oaks at Crestview is sponsored by MRC, a not-for-profit, service ministry that enjoys a volunteer affiliation with the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. MRC has provided senior housing and health care services in Texas for more than 50 years. For more information call 979-774-9938 or visit: http://www.ArborOaksAtCrestview.com
Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) retirement community to offer resort living and continuing care services, is officially nearing completion. Designed and constructed by developer Oakmont Senior Living, the 10-acre retirement campus is on schedule to open in November. While others have proposed similar full-service LGBT retirement communities, Fountaingrove Lodge will be the first in the nation to be built.
The community is located in Santa Rosa, just north of San Francisco, an area well known for its contributions to the LGBT community. Offering superior living spaces and various resort amenities, services and healthcare options, it is the first of its kind to give LGBT seniors a place to enjoy a meaningful retirement in a community of friends.
Fountaingrove Lodge offers countless amenities and services that reflect the interests and passions of its LGBT guests. Residents can take a stroll through the orchard, meet for a glass of wine in the wine cave, or enjoy gourmet meals in the formal indoor and outdoor dining rooms. The community is also adjacent to a championship golf course and features a fully equipped fitness center with daily exercise classes, hiking trails and an outdoor pool.
Other common areas include a library, business center, great hall for special events, pet park, movie theatre and activity rooms. Weekly housekeeping, chauffeured transportation and concierge and valet services are also available.
As the only LGBT retirement community to provide continuing care, Fountaingrove Lodge offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services, giving residents the medical support and attention they may need in the privacy of their own homes. Blood pressure checks, flu shots and weight monitoring services are available to all residents. A friendly, professional staff is also on site 24 hours a day to provide individualized care tailored to the needs of each resident. For more information call 707-584-6595 or visit www.fountaingrovelodge.com.
Cedar Village at Ocean is an active adult community in Monmouth County’s Ocean Township that will eventually have 295 single family homes. Now in its final phase of homes, The Danbury A model, priced at $430,290, offers a two-bedroom and two-and-a- half bath layout. Highlights of this upgraded model include a breakfast nook, first floor master suite with tray ceiling, walk-in-closet, a formal dining room, family room, a direct entry two-car garage and outdoor patio.
The community has a total of five models, each with two- or three bedrooms, two-car garages, eat-in kitchens and well-appointed gathering areas. It also offers a state-of-the-art clubhouse and an outdoor heated swimming pool, bocce courts, a putting green, tennis courts, a gazebo and a scenic pond with dock. New homes at Cedar Village currently start at $381,803. For more information call the sales center at 732-493-8701 or visit their web site.
Construction is underway for The Inn at Northwood Village, an assisted living facility in Dover, Ohio, that will serve 100 residents. Groundbreaking ceremonies were conducted last month. The grand opening is scheduled for summer of 2014. The design features a resort style courtyard with a waterfall, putting greens, covered porches, park-like landscaping and a walking trail to help residents maintain their mobility.
The Jerry McClain Company of Newark, Ohio, is the developer and general contractor for the project. The Inns Management Group of Newark serves as the consultant for building design and development of operational procedures. In 1987, they developed the first freestanding assisted living facility in Ohio, in Newark. Since then they have constructed 21 assisted living facilities, all in Ohio.
The 54,700-square-foot, single-story building will offer 54 assisted living suites, plus 23 special care suites for those with dementia who require a secure environment. Private suites offer full bathrooms, kitchenettes, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating units, and a state-of-the-art communication and emergency call system.
Available to residents will be assistance with mobility, bathing, hygiene, grooming, dressing, continence control, medication administration and chauffeured transportation. All residents are provided full-service dining for all meals, housekeeping and laundry services, as well as social, educational and entertainment activities. Among those options are an Internet cafe, English pub, movie theater, library, computer center, fireplace lounges, private dining room, game and exercise areas. For more information call 740-345-3700 or visit: http://www.innatnorthwoodvillage.com/
Ground was broken in mid-July for The Residence at Riverbend, a senior living facility in Ipswich, Mass. The completion date is September 2014. The 73,000 sq. ft. facility will house 75 apartments, a mix of independent and assisted living apartments and memory care units, and will include eight affordable units, or a little over 10 percent of the facility. The memory care apartments will include both private and semi-private rooms. The independent units and the assisted living units will include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.
Rents are expected to be around $5,000 to $6,000 a month, with the memory-care units costing more. Assisted-living units come with one hour of care a day, but residents can buy more time if they wish. Amenities will include services like a barbershop and hair salon, an exercise room, art rooms, café areas, a movie theater, libraries and other common recreational and social spaces.
The facility will be two stories tall from the road and reveal a third story from behind as the land falls away. The entire site is 15.5 acres and the building and grounds will take up approximately three acres. It is being developed by LCB Senior Living LLC.
For more information call the temporary leasing office at 978-356-1300 or visit: http://www.residenceriverbend.com/
Ground was broken last month to mark the start of construction of Crimson Village, a 91-unit senior living center in Tuscaloosa. The $15 million project will consist of a three-story building on a 2.5-acre site housing assisted living apartments and eight independent living units. The community, which is being built next to a primary and urgent care clinic, is expected to be completed in February 2014.
All the apartments will be maintenance-free and will feature daily housekeeping and laundry service with residents being provided three daily meals and assistance with daily living and medication. There will also be a focus on physical activities for residents.
Crimson Village will be owned and operated by Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty, who also owns Alabama Family Medical, Crimson Care, First Care, Tuscaloosa Med Spa and Tuscaloosa Weight Loss Center. There is no telephone or website at this time.
Construction began last month on The Waters on Mayowood in Rochester, Minn., a 276,000-square-foot senior living facility set on six acres in southwest Rochester near Apache Mall. It will include a four-story assisted living wing with 70 units and six enhanced care suites, a four-story independent living wing with 70 units and a two-story memory care wing with 28 units. In addition there will be a heated underground garage for parking. The facility is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014.
Working with Rochester developer Jeff C. Brown is Waters Senior Living of Minnetonka. The company currently manages 11 senior living centers in Minnesota. For more information call Waters (corporate) at 952-358-5100 or visit their website at http://www.thewatersseniorliving.com/