Senior Living Archives

Sagewood completes $13.2M expansion

Sagewood

Sagewood, a Scottsdale senior living community, has completed the expansion of its on-site, Acacia Health Center, according to Sagewood’s Executive Director Stewart Ingram. Doubling in size, the $13.2 million expansion includes another 36,300 square-feet to Acacia Health Center at Sagewood. Sixty beds have been added to the health center including a new 20-bed memory care neighborhood… Read More →

The Weitz Company finishes senior living community

Weitz Company

The downtown Mesa age-restricted senior living community, Encore on First West, has officially been completed, according to a Wednesday announcement by The Weitz Company. Encore on West First is a 44,000 square-foot, 4-story building, 44 unit complex that was built with accommodations for a future solar panel system on the roof. The community is a… Read More →

Amenity packed senior living facilities are the place to go

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The face of senior living and assisted care facilities is changing. From Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and stand-alone memory care and rehabilitation facilities, to entrance-fee models and rental options and hybrids of all of the above, continuum care is departing from a sullen and depressing nursing home stigma. There is no better place to… Read More →

After waiting since downturn, developers start construction

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Senior Living

Since 2005, developers have been sitting on land at the southwest corner of Olive and 107th Avenues in Peoria, waiting for the right time to move forward with the right project. Tuesday, Chicago-based general contractor Lamp Incorporated announced that the time is now. The lot will be the site of The Mission at Agua Fria—a… Read More →

Chandler memory facility plans move forward

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by in AZRE Magazine | Senior Living

The Chandler City Council approved the re-zoning for the future location of a memory care facility in Chandler near Arizona Avenue and Queen Creek Road. A 36,377 square-foot single-story care facility, Parkland Memory Care will be built on the 4.5 acre site along with two medical office buildings. Oregon-based Lenity Architecture designed the building, along… Read More →

New to Market: July, August 2015

REI Goodyear Distribution Center

RETAIL Crown on 7th DEVELOPER: Buzz Gosnell and Niels Kreipke General Contractor: Alexander Building Company Architect: Brick & West Design Brokerage: Venture REI Location: 7th Street, between Missouri Avenue and Bethany Home Road Size: 18KSF VALUE: $6M redevelopment Start/Completion: November 2014 to summer 2015 MIXED USE CB20 DEVELOPER: Wetta Ventures General Contractor: TBD Architect: Brick… Read More →

Senior care facility developer buys land in Arrowhead Ranch

Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead, Courtesy of Colliers International

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed a $2.23M sale of a 3.95-acre ($13 per square foot) commercial land parcel, where the 100-unit Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead senior care facility is planned. Glendale Heritage LLC of Omaha, Neb., purchased the land, located just north of the northwest corner of Bell Road and 67th Avenue in… Read More →

Sagewood completes second phase of Casitas

Sagewood, a Life Care Services community featuring resort-like amenities and health care services for senior living, has completed construction on its second phase of casitas. A recovering housing market and strong community sales sparked the second phase of detached casitas, a duplex home option for seniors living at Sagewood. The stylish two-bedroom, den and two-and-a-half… Read More →

IPA, Retirement Community Specialists join forces

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IPA, a leading operator of luxury multifamily communities in Arizona and Michigan, and Retirement Community Specialists, Inc. (RCS), a leading operator of luxury senior housing communities in Arizona, recently announced they have joined together under the same umbrella company, IPA, LLC. RCS and IPA now operate together under the direction of a combined executive team… Read More →

Weitz Company named contractor for Hacienda at the River

The Freshwater Group

The Weitz Company announced its selection to build the Hacienda at the River project for Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. along with The Freshwater Group of Tucson. The project will include a 70,000-square foot, two-story health care center offering short term, long term and hospice care. Also included are 62 residences, offering assisted living and memory care,… Read More →

Mesquite Grill & Lounge opens at Sagewood

Mesquite Lounge, WEB

Sagewood, a senior living community featuring resort-like amenities and health care services, has opened Mesquite Grill & Lounge, a 100-seat restaurant with lounge and patio featuring intercontinental cuisine in a contemporary, casual design with a display kitchen. Three distinct dining experiences are offered at Mesquite Grill & Lounge: a relaxed, casual dining area featuring an… Read More →

Sundt Construction breaks ground on Friendship House at Royal Oaks

Friendship House, WEB

Sundt Construction has broken ground on the Friendship House at Royal Oaks Lifecare Retirement Community in Sun City, Ariz. The $13.6M project is a two-story memory care facility designed to provide lifestyle-focused accommodations for Royal Oaks residents with varying levels of cognitive needs. This is Sundt’s sixth project for Royal Oaks, speaking to the longstanding… Read More →

128-Unit Senior Housing Community Comes to Ahwatukee

Rendering of Generations at Agritopia (a sister property). Renderings of the Ahwatukee location are not yet completed.

Investment Property Associates, LLC (IPA) and Retirement Community Specialists (RCS) have partnered for a second time to develop a senior living community in Ahwatukee near the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street.  The 8-acre site of the planned senior community is part of a 35-acre mixed-use parcel acquired by IPA in 2012. The… Read More →

Construction on Sagewood Senior Living Casitas Begin Due to Market Demand

Sagewood Casita Patio, WEB

Strong community sales and a recovering housing market has spurred the second phase of casitas now under construction at Sagewood, a Life Care Services community featuring resort-like amenities and health care services for senior living. The detached casitas range from 2,173 to 2,326 SF for a two bedroom, den and two-and-a-half bath design offering a… Read More →