Community in Texas Plans 101-Unit Expansion
An Integrated Property Management senior living community in Kingwood, Texas, has announced a new expansion project that would add 73 independent living and 28 assisted living residences. The community, Watercrest at Kingwood, currently has 174 independent living residences, 24 of which are villas.
As planned, the 145,117-square-foot “Garden Village” expansion will include new common areas and amenities such as multiple outdoor sitting areas, a walking trail, wellness center, libraries, pet park and two new dining venues in the independent living and assisted Living wings.
The expansion would also bring a new “signature lifestyle” living option, which is a customizable, concierge-style take on the traditional independent living concept.
Construction: In progress
Construction to Begin for Highrise CCRC Expansion in Milwaukee
A non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Milwaukee is breaking ground on a 22-story senior living highrise. Saint John’s On The Lake is scheduled to break ground on its “Third Tower Expansion” project on April 13, the organization announced.
The new addition will include 50 skilled nursing residences, 24 units designated for assisted living under Wisconsin’s community-based residential facility (CBRF) license, 16 “catered living” apartments similar to assisted living, and 79 independent living apartments that will be licensed so that staff can provide services as needed to support aging in place.
Saint John’s on the Lake is working with Piper Jaffray to finance the project, which has a budget of about $120 million. VJS Construction Services is the general contractor for this project, and Blitch Knevel Architects is working in collaboration with Eppstein Uhen Architects on the tower’s design.
If all goes according to plan, the new expansion would open in spring of 2020.
Groundbreaking Planned for Thrive Senior Living Property in Georgia
Thrive Senior Living has announced it’s breaking ground on Thrive on Skidaway, a new independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Savannah, Georgia.
Thrive on Skidaway will have 145 suites, and residents will have access to amenities such as restaurant-style dining, a bistro and bar, movie theater, areas for outdoor activities, a fire pit, salon and spa, art studio and a fitness center.
Thrive is planning to open the new community in late 2019, with a welcome center opening on campus earlier that year. Equus Development Partners is developing the community, and Drake Real Estate Partners is the lead equity partner for the project.
Construction Underway for Blake Community in South Carolina
Workers with Frampton Construction Company recently broke ground on The Blake at Baxter Village, a community located within the Baxter Village master-planned community in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
The forthcoming Blake Management Group community will have 68 assisted living units, 33 memory care units, and eight independent living residences. Amenities include a movie theater, salon, card playing room, physical therapy clinic, and other areas for activities.
The Blake at Baxter Village is the fourth Blake assisted living project that Frampton built with project developer Cardinal Ventures. Construction is expected to wrap up in May of 2019.
Work Starts on Watercrest Community in Florida
Watercrest Senior Living Group, United Properties and Walker and Company recently celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of Watercrest Naples, an assisted living and memory care community in Naples, Florida.
The 128-unit, luxury senior living community will come along with amenities such as a spa, a bistro serving private label Watercrest wines and multiple dining venues with seasonal and organic fare.
Watercrest Senior Living Group collaborated on the building design with D2 Architecture and IDA. The community features a promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces. Additionally, memory care residents will have access to a faux-outdoor streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches.
The community is scheduled to welcome residents in late spring, 2019.
Construction Begins for Senior Living Highrise in Houston
Bridgwood Property Company broke ground on the company’s newest luxury senior living property, the highrise Village of Southampton in Houston.
The community will have 17 floors and offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services to residents.
Planned amenities include an indoor heated pool and spa, fitness center, movie theater, full-service salon, outdoor terraces, secured garage parking, formal and private dining, bistro, and a sky lounge. Residents can also take a shuttle to local destinations.
Work for the Village of Southampton is expected to wrap up in spring, 2020.
Capitol Seniors Housing Opens Community Near Chicago
Capitol Seniors Housing has opened a new assisted living and memory care community in Naperville, Illinois.
The $27 million, 74,256-square-foot community, Arbor Terrace Naperville, has 95 residential suites and perks for residents like a fireside living room, library, theater, sunrooms, art studio, salon and spa, a wellness and fitness room and multiple dining options.
Faulkner Design Group designed the community’s interior, which has finishes and furniture accentuated with the colors of blues and greens, decorative light fixtures and focal wall panels.
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