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In the Pipeline: Sunrise Plans Community in Canada; Hudson Enters Active Adult Space

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Construction: Planned

Sunrise Plans New Community in Canada

Sunrise Senior Living is working with construction and development firm Darwin Properties to build a new senior living community in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The community, Sunrise at Lonsdale Square, will have assisted living and memory care services for residents. The community is part of a larger redevelopment project to turn an area previously known as Harry Jerome Neighborhood Lands into a mixed-use center called Lonsdale Square with a medical office building and easy access to medical facilities.

Construction for the new Sunrise community is expected to begin in 2020, with a possible opening date in 2022.

Mather Community Near D.C. On Track for 2020 Groundbreaking

Mather’s forthcoming life plan community in Tysons, Virginia, is on track to start coming together next year.

Mather in November finalized the land purchase for the project, and the community’s first phase is almost half presold. Local regulators approved entitlements for the site in June.

As planned, The Mather will be a 378-unit life plan community spanning two high-rise towers: one that is 18 stories tall and another that is 27 stories tall. It will also include more than 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

The project is facilitated through a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Evanston, Illinois-based Mather LifeWays and Illinois-based real estate investment manager Westminster Capital.

Age-Restricted Housing Community Planned in Spain

A new community coming together in the Almeria province of Spain claims to be “Europe’s first community for active adults.”

The community, called Ambera at Desert Springs, currently consists of 400 homes and lifestyle amenities including a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, restaurants, activity rooms, pool tables and fitness rooms.

Home sales are officially set to start in the spring 2020.

Construction: In progress

ONE Properties, Revera Break Ground on Canada Highrise Project

Developer ONE Properties and senior living owner, operator, developer and investor Revera have announced that construction has started for the two companies’ first project together in Edmonton, Alberta.

The community, Revera Glenora Park Retirement Residence, has 290 suites across 23 stories. Amenities include multiple dining venues, an indoor saltwater swimming pool, fitness center, golf simulator, library and game room, outdoor terrace, and a salon and spa.

Under the two companies’ joint venture arrangement, ONE Properties is the project’s developer, and will oversee construction. Revera, meanwhile, will manage marketing and operations.

ONE Properties/Revera

ONE Properties/Revera

Civitas, Desert Land Project Coming Together in Arizona

Construction is now underway for The Bluffs of Flagstaff, a senior living community in Flagstaff, Arizona, from Desert Land Group and Civitas Senior Living.

The 204-unit community will have independent living, assisted living, and memory care services, with amenities that include an indoor pool, putting green, interior courtyard, pub and lounge, a fitness gym, an outdoor cooking area and dog parks.

The community is expected to open in the fall of 2021. The architect for the project is Kaas Wilson, the general contractor is Greenberg Construction, and the designer is is Senior by Design.

Work Underway for Ascent Community in Denver

Work is underway to turn a former milk processing and distribution center in Denver into a senior living community.

Project partners Ascent Living Communities, Focus Property Group and Blue Moon Capital Partners recently broke ground on Hilltop Reserve, a 205-unit senior living community for independent living, assisted living and memory care residents.

Planned amenities include a fitness and yoga center, an aquatics center with a lap and therapy pool and spa and multiple dining options.

Hord Coplan Macht is designing the property, with studioSIX5 working on the interior design. Rob McAdams with the Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company arranged the community’s construction loan. Catamount Constructors is the project’s general contractor.

Hord Coplan Macht

Hord Coplan Macht

Construction Starts at Friendship Village Community in Arizona

Construction crews are now hard at work revitalizing Friendship Village Tempe, a Life Care Services-managed community in Tempe, Arizona.

Under a master plan from Ryan Companies, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) will get a major facelift in the form of six new apartment buildings on its 50-acre campus. The first such building will add an extra 40 independent living apartments and 66 below-grade parking spots to the community.

The plans also call for ambitious outdoor rooftop spaces, among other amenities.

Hudson Breaks Ground on First Active Adult Project

Multifamily real estate investment and development firm Hudson Capital Properties has broken ground on its first active adult community.

The project in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — called The Retreat at Coastal Grand — will have 194 one- and two-bedroom apartments for older adults. Planned amenities include a pool, pickleball, ponds, walking trails, bocce courts, a community garden, pavilions for shade. The community will also have a clubhouse with rooms for fitness and aerobics, a demonstration kitchen, social area, multipurpose room, theater and an arts and crafts area.

Pegasus Property in Texas Undergoing Renovations

Ridgmar Place, a Pegasus Senior Living community in Fort Worth, Texas, is set to get a new look soon.

Workers are adding a dog park, bistro and pub, outdoor courtyard and renovating the community’s indoor saltwater pool.

If all goes according to plan, the renovations will wrap up by early 2020.

Pegasus Senior Living

Pegasus Senior Living

Capitol Seniors Housing Makes Headway on Active Living Community

Capitol Seniors Housing has wrapped up work on a clubhouse and two residential buildings at Siena, an “active living” community in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey.

When construction wraps up, the community will have 204 residences in total. Capitol Seniors Housing first acquired the community last year.

Capitol Seniors Housing

Capitol Seniors Housing

Construction: Complete

Bucker Opens High-Rise Community in Dallas

Buckner Retirement Services has officially opened Ventana by Buckner, a $240 million high-rise CCRC in Dallas.

The community spans two adjacent 12-story towers with 325 total units. The community also comes with access to programming from Cooper Aerobics, five dining venues conceptualized by chef and restaurateur Stephan Pyles and a lifelong learning program offered by Southern Methodist University (SMU).

MorningStar, Confluence Open Oregon Community

MorningStar Senior Living and Confluent Senior Living have jointly opened MorningStar of Happy Valley in the Portland, Oregon market.

The community has 87 suites, along with access to amenities such as a full bar, life enrichment room, private dining room, spa, fitness center; massage and therapy room, salon, library, theater and a chapel.

LRS Architects, Pence Construction and Thoma-Holec Design were all project partners.

Greenbrier Opens Alabama Property

Greenbrier Senior Living has announced the opening of Longleaf Liberty Park, a three-story, 95-unit community in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

The community has amenities such as a fitness center, multiple dining venues, a movie theater, reading areas with fires and a two-story atrium.

Braemar Partners owns the community and developed it.

Greenbrier Senior Living

Greenbrier Senior Living

Mixed-Income Senior Housing Opens in Atlanta

Adair Court, a mixed-income senior housing project in Atlanta, is now open.

The 91-unit community has 19 of its units set aside for residents earning up to 50% of the area median income (AMI), and 58 units set aside for residents who make up to 60% AMI. The community also has 14 units offered at market rate.

Amenities include a multipurpose community room, fitness center, computer room, laundry facilities and a covered gazebo.

Toucnmark Community in Oklahoma Unveils Renovations

The Touchmark at Coffee Creek Retirement Community in Edmond, Oklahoma, is touting a facelift.

Interior design firm Spellman Brady remodeled the community’s independent and assisted living interiors and added a fitness club to the community’s basement in the process.

Presbyterian Senior Living Community Adds Transitional Care Unit

Westminster Village at Dover, a Presbyterian Senior Living community in Dover, Delaware, recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting for its new transitional care unit.

The unit is designed to provide services such as wound management, pain management, post-stroke, post-surgical and joint rehabilitation for older adults transitioning between the hospital and their home.

The transitional care unit is the result of a $10 million renovation that added to the community 14 private rooms with walk-in showers.

Other noteworthy projects:


Atlas Senior Living is on track to start expanding its Fairview Park community in Greenville, South Carolina, in January.

— A former TV station in San Francisco is being demolished to make way for a 13-story senior living community from Related Companies and Atria Senior Living.

In progress

Construction has started for a $25 million, 99-unit senior living community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


— Brightview Senior Living in November celebrated the opening of a senior living community in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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