Award-Winning Florida Developer is Reimagining the Active Adult Resort with its New Renewable Lease Concept

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020- Nearly 1,000 people are moving to Florida every day. After over seven months in a pandemic, it’s clear that the priorities of many Americans, especially active adults, have shifted.

Barrington Group Inc., a Sarasota-based property development company, is reimagining the active adult community concept with its new luxury resort community, The Floridian Club of Sarasota, which offers secure, flexible, long-term leases that cannot be adversely impacted by a housing market correction or an uncertain economy.

Built “by Baby Boomers for Baby Boomers,” the Floridian Club of Sarasota underwent five years of extensive research and development before opening in 2019 to define the desires and dislikes of Baby Boomers, and to build a community that fulfills their needs.
“The Floridian Club’s renewable lease options encourage our residents to live here long-term or enjoy it as a second home, with social and fitness programs that you simply cannot find at other communities,” said Barrington Group President Larry Lieberman.
The Floridian Club of Sarasota emphasizes a dynamic social calendar, curated monthly by a full-time, on-site event planner specifically for the changing preferences of residents. The property’s 10,000-square-foot amenity center features various social spaces promoting spontaneity and a community feel amongst its residents.

In addition to a busy social life, The Floridian Club boasts a comprehensive fitness component. In addition to on-site amenities, such as a large 24-hour gym and yoga studio, The Floridian Club also offers health and wellness programs for residents (think healthy cooking classes or tips on how to protect immune systems during flu season) and staff is available to help residents achieve individual fitness goals and smart-living alternatives.

Today, the financial benefits of leasing make sense for active adults seeking longer-term stability, affordable resort living, and a secure and safe investment. With no state income tax or estate tax in Florida and no home resale to negotiate, or the stress of lender approval, leasing is an attractive choice. Residents can use the equity from the sale of a current home to retire on, build their savings or invest.

“We pride ourselves on being responsive to market needs, especially those of Baby Boomers, who we feel have been often neglected in the housing development market,” Lieberman said.
Though still in the earlier stages, leasing has been brisk. The Floridian Club of Sarasota has finalized construction on 309 homesites and is in its final phase of leasing. A second Floridian Club is on the horizon, with plans for future Floridian Club properties throughout Florida and other southern states. Lease rates start at $1690/month.

For additional information regarding The Floridian Club of Sarasota, visit www.liveatthefloridian.com.

The Crest Pointe  Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center team and guests break ground for the Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility’s therapy gym expansion.

Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Celebrates Groundbreaking for 3,000-SF Building Expansion to House Therapy Gym

POINT PLEASANT, N.J., – The Crest Pointe  Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center team, healthcare colleagues and local dignitaries this fall celebrated the groundbreaking for a 3,000-square-foot building expansion at a socially distant outdoor launch event. The expansion to house a new therapy gym is part of a multi-million-dollar renovation and specialty programming initiative at the Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility.

Special guests included Point Pleasant Borough Mayor Robert Sabosik, Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra and Bay Head Mayor Bill Curtis, along with Lynette Whiteman, senior advisor to Congressman Andy Kim. Leadership of the Point Pleasant Police and Fire Departments, Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and local religious organizations also joined in the event, which included virtual tours and refreshments.

“Crest Pointe’s renovation is bringing it to the next level, making it one of the best along the Jersey Shore,” Mayor Sabosik said at the groundbreaking. “Crest Pointe has a reputation for quality patient care and staff retention, and is exactly the type of company we want investing in our community and taking care of our elderly.”

Crest Pointe is working with Marquis Health Services, a leading nursing home consulting firm, on the design and implementation of the renovation project. Crest Pointe’s new  therapy gym will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including a smart car to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process. The facility’s renovation already has  introduced a redesigned dining area and updated resident rooms.

“We thank our many community leaders for joining in this special event,” said Crest Pointe’s Loretta Shopene, director of community relations. “At Crest Pointe, we remain focused on creating a center for skilled nursing and healthcare excellence, and are thrilled to take this next step in expanding our facility with a new rehab gym.”

Crest Pointe and Marquis also regularly partner with leading medical providers  and area hospitals to develop  new specialty  programming that meets  the healthcare needs of the regional community. Recently, this has included the introductions of new Cardiac Care and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management offerings, with others in development. 

Located at 1515 Hulse Road, Crest Pointe provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The facility offers patients a scenic place to rehab and recover, as many patient rooms boast views of the Point Pleasant Canal.  A highly skilled and vision-driven consulting company based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Services currently supports Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Stevenson Oaks in Fort Worth Will Feature Independent Living, Various Amenities and Care Options in New Tavolo Park.

MRC Celebrates Groundbreaking of New $140 Million Senior Living Community

FORT WORTH, Texas – Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC), a not-for-profit senior living organization based in The Woodlands, recently joined development partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Stevenson Oaks senior living community. The 19-acre site is just off Chisholm Trail Parkway at Bryant Irvin and Dirks Road. It’s located in the new Tavolo Park master-planned community – a development featuring new homes, parks, restaurants, offices and retail shops. The $140 million Stevenson Oaks will feature 172 independent living apartment homes with various amenities, as well as 40 assisted living apartments and 24 memory support suites.

“We’re proud to bring this incredible new lifestyle option to seniors in the Fort Worth area — one that celebrates not only their social energy, but also their intellectual spirit, all in a refined and engaging atmosphere that furthers our mission of service ministry to older adults,” said Alan Brown, president and CEO of MRC. “This new community represents our commitment to providing the best services, programs, activities, care and living options for Fort Worth seniors.”

In addition to a wide range of residential accommodations, Stevenson Oaks will feature multiple dining options, including a fireside barista bar, and other amenities, including a fitness center, heated swimming pool, auditorium, and dedicated spaces for various activities and wellness programs. Other features include outdoor living areas, green spaces and scenic walking paths throughout the community. Residents will also enjoy maintenance, housekeeping and transportation services to enable a carefree lifestyle. As a community offering various levels of care, Stevenson Oaks independent living residents will have priority access to on-site assisted living and memory support at substantially discounted rates.

“MRC has successfully grown its vision of communities that serve area seniors better than any others,” said Ann Fees, sales and marketing director at Stevenson Oaks. “Now the vision shines even brighter with Stevenson Oaks. What was just a plan is now becoming reality. A majority of our apartment homes have already been reserved and future residents are excited to see it take shape.”
Recent Census Bureau reports show more than 85,000 Fort Worth residents are already 65 years or older, and that number is expected to grow substantially over the next 10 years with the aging of Baby Boomers. This project will enhance dignified housing and wellness services for the rising senior population, as well as provide quality jobs in the Fort Worth area.
The selected architect for the project is AG Architecture, and the construction company is Andres. Construction of the community is expected to be completed in 2022.

ABOUT MRC
MRC is a not-for-profit service ministry that has been providing senior housing and health care services in Texas for more than 55 years. Though it derives its name from a Covenant of Connection agreement that honors its heritage with the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodists, MRC communities welcome residents of all faiths, without regard to race, color or national origin. MRC owns and operates communities throughout Texas, including in Bryan, Huntsville, Lufkin, Texarkana, La Porte, League City and College Station. Most campuses are full-service retirement communities that provide a wide array of housing and service options for seniors. Additionally, MRC offers five HUD-subsidized senior apartment communities in two locations as another key component of its service ministry. More information about MRC is available at mrcaff.org.

Hunt Midwest and McWhinney Announce Plans for 78,000-Square-Foot Senior Living Community in Centerra

LOVELAND, Colo. – Hunt Midwest is under contract with McWhinney, master developer of Centerra in Loveland, to purchase a 4.7-acre site planned for a two-story, 78,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care community. The Capstone at Centerra will be located on the north west corner of McWhinney Boulevard and US 34. The community plans to offer 56 assisted living apartment homes and 32 memory care suites, with accommodations for as many as 114 residents in the northern Colorado region. Construction is slated to begin in early 2021 with a grand opening planned for spring 2022.

“Loveland and its neighboring cities have experienced rapid population growth in the last several years,” said Aaron Schmidt, vice president of development and construction at Hunt Midwest. “Generations of new families relocating to the area have created an urgent need for high-quality senior housing throughout the region. The Capstone at Centerra will meet the current and ongoing demand for exceptional assisted living and memory care services and allow seniors the ability to live comfortably and close to their families, friends, and loved ones without having to leave their community.”

The design for both the interior and exterior of The Capstone at Centerra will be inspired by surrounding architecture and northern Colorado’s natural scenery. Residents at The Capstone at Centerra will benefit from convenient access to the 3,000-acre Centerra master-planned community’s nearby amenities including recreation, art, shopping and dining, medical services, open spaces, trails and wildlife habitat. At the assisted living and memory care community, a variety of thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor amenities and gathering spaces are planned to include formal and informal living and dining rooms, a fitness center, a bistro lounge, a sunroom, a beauty salon, walking trails, a gazebo and a dog park.

“With its open spaces, fresh air, and easy access to the outdoors and iconic destinations such as Rocky Mountain National Park, northern Colorado has been a highly demanded area for those looking to retire. As our community’s residents age, it is important we identify industry-leading providers in this vital sector of the housing and care business,” said David Crowder, vice president of community development for McWhinney and general manager of Centerra. “As Hunt Midwest expands its national footprint, we are pleased the team has chosen Centerra for this new project. With a strong track record of quality development, we look forward to welcoming Hunt Midwest and wish its team success in bringing the much-needed facility and services to our community.”

Integral Senior Living (ISL) will provide management services for The Capstone at Centerra. Residents of the community will have full access to ISL’s nationally recognized programs such as Vibrant Life®, Generations Memory Care, and Elevate® dining and support from a team of compassionate, highly trained associates committed to providing personalized care.

“The Capstone at Centerra will serve to augment the unparalleled quality of life Loveland and northern Colorado has to offer,” said Collette Gray, CEO/COO for ISL. “We’re eager to become a part of this vibrant, growing community and bring ISL’s excellent level of care to future residents and their families.”

Hunt Midwest, in collaboration with ISL Ventures, a division of ISL, and Leading Light Development and Construction Consulting, has worked to identify sites in areas throughout the country where the demand for senior housing is unmet. The Kansas City-based developer currently has Capstone communities in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. as well as Gallatin and Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Hunt Midwest has selected Pi Architects to lead the overall design of community and Olsson to perform land planning and civil engineering for the project.

About Hunt Midwest
Hunt Midwest is a dynamic real estate development company privately held by the Lamar Hunt family. Based in Kansas City with over 50 years of development, construction, and management experience, Hunt Midwest’s wide range of projects include industrial, commercial, mission critical, self-storage, residential, multifamily, senior living, mixed use and SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex. Hunt Midwest is part of the Lamar Hunt family’s diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources and private equity investments. In addition to Hunt Midwest, marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 18 states. Ranked among the nation’s 20 largest senior living providers by the American Seniors Housing Association, ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated associates at each community are trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

About McWhinney
McWhinney is a Colorado-based real estate development and investment firm with offices in Loveland and Denver, comprising a team of talented professionals who are passionate about creating great places and building a world of possibilities. Since 1991, McWhinney has planned and developed more than 6,000 acres of innovative and sustainable master-planned communities and more than 10 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the West Coast. Over the years, McWhinney has been recognized for significant real estate development contributions, including being named Colorado’s “Developer of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), winner of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence, The Denver Business Journal (DBJ) Real Estate Champions – Catalyst Award for Denver Union Station and the Development Deal of the Year for Denver Union Station by NAIOP. McWhinney has been ranked 11 and 13 on the list of the Best Small and Medium Sized Companies to work for in America. For additional information, visit www.mcwhinney.com.

About Centerra
Centerra, an award‐winning 3,000‐acre master‐planned community located in Loveland at the heart of Northern Colorado, is a McWhinney development that was built on the belief that nature provides the perfect balance to urban planning. As a community designed to enhance all aspects of life, Centerra integrates neighborhoods with recreation, art, shopping and dining, business opportunities and medical services. Centerra and its businesses offer more than 8,000 part-time and full-time jobs. This unique community is home to Northern Colorado’s first lifestyle center, The Promenade Shops at Centerra; UCHealth–Medical Center of The Rockies, a state‐of‐the‐art 187 bed LEED gold‐certified regional hospital; and The Marketplace at Centerra, one of Northern Colorado’s largest contiguous shopping centers. Centerra is also home to High Plains Environmental Center, which manages 483 acres of wetlands, open space and reservoirs within Centerra, and Chapungu Sculpture Park, a 26-acre park with more than 80 stone sculptures throughout. In 2018, Centerra became the first certified National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Community Wildlife Habitat in Colorado. Named Development of the Year by the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Colorado Chapter, Centerra embodies McWhinney’s purpose of creating great places and fabled experiences for people. For additional information, visit www.centerra.com.

The Courtyard at Dallas Retirement Village

Construction Underway on Phase 2 of Dallas Retirement Village

DALLAS, Ore.,– The Phase 2 expansion of the Lodge Residences is underway at DALLAS RETIREMENT VILLAGE, a senior living community that has served the Dallas area for more than seven decades. This 60,000-square-foot expansion will complete the circle around the existing picturesque courtyard, adding 29 new independent living apartment homes, an indoor pool, spa, fitness facilities and more.

“Phase 1 was completed four years ago. Since then, we’ve continued to build a waiting list,” said Dave Parrett, Executive Director. “Having more apartments will make us more accessible to local seniors who would like to move here.”

In fact, more than 80% of the new apartments were under contract before marketing efforts were temporarily halted in March due to COVID-19. The community recently resumed the pre-selection process. “At this point, we are about a year from move-in,” said Parrett. “We’re confident that we’ll have most, if not all, apartments reserved before then.”

Designed to be a continuation of Phase 1, the expansion features a craftsman exterior with a Pacific Northwest elegance, says the project architect, Chuck Archer of LRS Architects. In addition, the interior design offers a familiar and comfortable aesthetic that feels like home, explained Lisa Warnock, Director of Housing Interiors with LRS Architects.

Welcome additions to the Dallas Retirement Village campus|
As a distinct design element of the expansion, the new indoor/outdoor roof top patio will feature large sliding glass doors that can be opened or closed depending on the weather—offering a temperature-controlled space that can be used year-round, said Parrett. The patio will have its own kitchen, making the space ideal for community events and parties. Plus, residents can utilize the space to host private family get-togethers.

Overall, Phase 2 offers a welcome addition of community space. “Currently, our Commons space is booked solid throughout the day,” explained Parrett. “This new space will really allow us to expand our programming.”

Residents are particularly excited about the new fitness facilities, including a space for group exercise as well as a new weight room for individual exercise. Plus, the expanded spa will include hair stations, pedicure and manicure stations, and private massage treatment rooms.

Construction activities to escalate soon
Currently, work continues, said project manager Albert Castaneda with Deacon Construction. “Soon there will be a lot of workers from various subcontractor trades all working at the same time. This site has minimal areas for staging which makes it more exciting to see what is happening for residents.” A construction photo gallery and live video feed is available on the community’s website.

Founded in 1947 and located in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, Dallas Retirement Village is an active, 30-acre senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.

Southeast Building Conference Recognizes Watercrest Naples as a Double Award Winner in the 2020 Aurora Awards Design Competition

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties are pleased to announce that Watercrest Naples Assisted Living and Memory Care was selected as a 2020 Silver Award Winner in two categories at the 41st Annual Aurora Awards.

Watercrest Naples received the Silver Award as a finalist in the Best Service Enriched Senior Community category and the Best Commercial Project Over 20,000 Square Feet category. Finalists were selected from over 200 entries in categories including interior design, detailing, custom and renovation work, as well as diverse commercial, recreational, and specialty buildings.

Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior merchandisers for residential and commercial projects in the southern United States and Eastern Caribbean.

Watercrest Naples is a 128-unit luxury senior living community developed by Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties; and constructed by Walker & Company. The community offers 96 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments with premium accommodations, resort-style amenities, and world-class care. Residents enjoy pampering in elegant Spa W, savor private label Watercrest wines at the bistro, and relish the flavors of locally grown, seasonal ingredients and organic fare whether dining outdoors, bistro-style, or in the chef’s private dining room.

Architected by D2 Architecture with interior design by Interior Design Associates, the community boasts a stunning promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces in a peaceful setting. Watercrest’s uniquely designed Market Street Plaza showcases an ‘outdoor’ streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches; a highlight and crucial element of their multi-sensory memory care programming.

“Thanks to the collaboration of our talented Watercrest team and skilled partners, Watercrest Naples has earned national recognition as a senior living community at the forefront of innovation and building excellence,” said Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group. “We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase our uniquely-designed Watercrest communities and to serve seniors and their families in the spectacular settings they deserve.”

Ideally located at 9015 Bellaire Bay Drive, Watercrest Naples is just minutes from sandy white beaches, and casually elegant shopping, dining and cultural venues. The city offers nature lovers and sports enthusiasts unlimited opportunities to enjoy their favorite pastimes, while the grand architecture, friendly people, and pleasant year-round climate make Naples an extraordinary place to call home. For community information, contact Dawn Osterweil, Executive Director at 239-734-5639.

Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded by Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. Watercrest senior living communities are recognized for their luxury aesthetic, exceptional amenities and world-class care, and their innovative and artfully designed Market Street Memory Care Residences offer unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Founded in 1916 and based in Minneapolis, United Properties has developed nearly 200 projects totaling more than 20 million square feet and nearly $1 billion over the last 30 years. Since 2004, United Properties has developed 15 senior housing communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and Denver markets, with seven more under development. For information on United Properties, visit http://www.uproperties.com.

A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. For information, visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com.

KWA Construction Tops Out on Affordable Senior Living Units for Phase II of Columbia Renaissance Square

September 8, 2020 — KWA Construction, a leading general contractor specializing in multifamily developments throughout Texas, has topped out on Phase II of Columbia Renaissance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, following a successful completion of Phase I. Developed by Columbia Residential, this latest phase will consist of 123 affordable senior living units for ages 62 and over. The community is designed to achieve certification by National Green Building Standard™ for improved energy efficiency, indoor air quality and lower utility costs.

“Our ongoing partnership with Columbia Residential continues in earnest with the topping out of Columbia Renaissance Square apartments, which represents an important milestone where we can celebrate our success together,” said Brian Webster, President of KWA Construction. “Our shared commitment to quality construction, sustainable materials and energy efficiency ensures we will create a safe, efficient and pleasant environment for senior residents.”

Designed by JHP Architecture, the 95,015-square-foot building will feature open floor plans that include soaring 9-foot ceilings, separate dining areas, full-size kitchens with a complete package of ENERGY STAR® appliances and 42-inch cabinets with an espresso finish. Residences will also feature designer-inspired features like vinyl plank flooring, ceramic tile in the bathrooms and carpeted bedrooms. In addition, bathrooms will include grab bars for added safety. On-site amenities for the senior living apartments will include a community room with a catering kitchen, computer center with Wi-Fi, fitness center, central laundry facility and theater for movie screenings. The community will feature paved, tree-lined pathways for bicycling or walking as well as a landscaped gazebo for enjoying the outdoors.

Columbia Renaissance Square has partnered with Purpose Built Communities, a non-profit consulting firm that works side-by-side with local leaders to plan and implement a holistic revitalization effort. Centered on an award-winning model tailored to the community’s needs and the dynamics of the neighborhood, the framework utilizes a mixed-income housing strategy and community wellness through a rich network of community and support services. The development strategy is designed to bridge the poverty gap by putting education centers, health care facilities and green spaces in close proximity to low-income residents.

Located at 2801 Moresby Street in Fort Worth, Columbia Renaissance Square Phase II is expected to be completed in December 2020.

About KWA Construction

KWA Construction is a Dallas-­based construction firm specializing in multifamily developments throughout Texas. As general contractors, our team of experts remains dedicated to passionately developing our people, building great places and creating better futures. Founded in 2004, KWA has been recognized as one of the fastest growing mid-sized companies in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal and recognized by the Better Business Bureau for our exemplary ethical conduct. For more information about KWA Construction, visit www.kwaconstruction.com.

Cadence Living and Flournoy Development Group Announce Joint Venture for New Senior Living Community

Cadence Living and Flournoy Development Group announce that they have broken ground on Cadence Olney, a 107-apartment community located near the intersection of Georgia Ave and Old Baltimore Road in Olney, Maryland, part of the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. This luxury community is situated on 37 beautiful acres that includes 31 acres of forest preserve that will serve as a natural amenity for the residents of Cadence Olney and provide a serene environment ideal for a holistic resident experience. The community will feature a 3-story Independent Living and Assisted Living main building and a 2-story Memory Care building filled with indoor and outdoor amenity spaces that will be for the enjoyment of its residents.

“Olney is a special place and this location with its natural preserve is idyllic,” stated Cadence Principal Rob Leinbach, “We look forward to creating a an incredible community with Flournoy Development Group that will enhance the lives of Olney residents for years to come.”

“Flournoy’s commitment to developing senior living communities has never been stronger, and we are pleased to have found an opportunity in the high barrier market of Montgomery County, Maryland,” said Justin R. Osborne, Vice President, Senior Housing. “We were able to identify the most attractive location to co-develop with Cadence, which led to the expansion of both our firms’ footprints in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

 

About Cadence Living

Cadence Living develops, owns and/or operates lifestyle communities throughout theUnited States. What sets Cadence apart is the company’s devoted approach to creating healthy, vibrant communities that offer residents exceptional independent living, assisted living and memory care lifestyle options. The name “Cadence” underlines the company’s personal philosophy that each community should aspire, create and respond to life’s natural rhythms to enliven and enrich the experience of residents. For more information on Cadence Living, visit www.CadenceSL.com.

About Flournoy

Flournoy Development Group, LLC (“Flournoy”) is a Columbus, GA based company specializing in the development of Class “A” apartment and senior living communities throughout the United States. The company has developed over 40,000 apartment homes in more than 220 communities since its formation in 1967. In January 2018, Flournoy was acquired by Kajima U.S.A. Inc. (KUSA), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Kajima Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, which was founded in 1840. Flournoy benefits from access to engineering, design, construction and development businesses across North America. For more information about Flournoy, pleased visit flournoyseniorliving.com.

United Properties Breaks Ground on New Independent Senior Rental Community in Bloomington

MINNEAPOLIS — United Properties announced today that it has broken ground on ThePOINTE Bloomington, a 55-plus independent living rental community, located at 5601 American Blvd. W. ThePOINTE Bloomington will have five stories and 133 units; it will be available for occupancy in spring 2022.

“Our second ThePOINTE development is in a great location to meet the needs of active seniors in Bloomington,” said Mark Nelson, executive vice president, residential development, United Properties. “As we see demand for senior living continue to grow, we’re confident ThePOINTE’s many amenities will draw strong interest.” United Properties’ first ThePOINTE location recently opened in Roseville.

The new senior community will offer maintenance-free living for people 55-plus, with a variety of apartment sizes and floor plans. Units include one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den, and three-bedroom floor plans. The rental fee structure is all-inclusive (with the exception of electricity), making it ideal for seniors looking to budget their monthly costs.

ThePOINTE Bloomington will feature stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, underground heated parking and many lifestyle amenities, including a clubhouse, outdoor pool, art studio, fitness studio, workshop and outdoor kitchen. It is positioned between Normandale Lake and Hyland Lake Park Reserve, and the location is close to State Highway 100 and Interstate 494 for easy access to amenities such as the airport, medical facilities and shopping.

ThePOINTE Bloomington will also feature an enclosed connection to the nearby Cherrywood Pointe, a United Properties-owned senior apartment community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and enhanced care. This connection will offer ThePOINTE residents access to additional amenities such as Cherrywood Pointe’s pub and dining room.

Pre-leasing has already begun. The leasing office is located at 8331 Norman Center Drive in Bloomington and can be reached at (952) 835-2000. Visit www.yourpointe.com for more information.

The project was designed by Kaas Wilson Architects, with interior design by Banko Design. The community will be constructed by Weis Builders and managed by Great Lakes Management.

About United Properties
United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for more than 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help enrich communities and create lasting legacies. United Properties provides market expertise for ground-up development, redevelopment and acquisitions of value-add and stable investments. The company invests in and develops office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and senior housing properties. United Properties is owned by the Pohlad Companies and is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit uproperties.com and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

The Christian Village at Mason Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Worship Center and Auditorium

(Mason, OH)- Local Life Plan Community, The Christian Village at Mason (CVM), is thrilled to announce the groundbreaking of the Stone Worship Center and Auditorium (SWCA). The worship center will replace the existing chapel as the primary building for Sunday worship services and will provide a gathering place for residents, it is expected to be completed fall of 2021.

Before worship services transferred to a virtual setting due to COVID-19, residents and the greater community were exceeding capacity in the current chapel and restricted from future growth. The chapel, being the community’s only resident gathering space, also lacked adequate space for social events.

“The auditorium will become the community’s new Sunday worship center, expanding the current chapel capacity four-fold, and eliminating the need to have multiple weekly worship services for all who regard the Village as their church home,” Larry Monroe, CEO of Christian Village Communities, said.

The SWCA will honor Sam and his late wife, Gwen Stone, for lifelong Christian service. Sam served as a minister, professor, and Dean of the Graduate School at Cincinnati Christian University. Gwen worked beside Sam through their many years of ministry. Sam became a resident of The Christian Village at Mason shortly after his wife passed in 2014.

The Stone Center will be approximately 11,000 square feet including a spacious lobby and refreshment center and seating for nearly 400 people. The campaign raised $2 million from individual, church and corporate donors before the groundbreaking and aspires to reach their fundraising goal of $2.87 million before the SWCA is completed.

CVM plans for the Stone Center to also provide a gathering place for residents in the community for various events, banquets, concerts, performing arts, and meetings. “We are very anxious to see the completion of this beautiful new addition to our community,” said Monroe.

For more information about the Stone Center, please visit our website at www.stoneworshipcenter.org or email larry.monroe@christianvillages.org

 

About The Christian Village at Mason:

For over 30 years, The Christian Village at Mason has been committed to providing inspiring Christian retirement living for older adults with services that enhance the wellbeing of each resident.   CVM is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community owned and managed locally by Christian Village Communities. CVM offers independent living Garden Homes, assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care. For more information, visit www.christianvillages.org.