Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care will break ground on its newest senior living community in Yorkville on Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Cedarhurst of Yorkville will be a 65,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care community at the corner of Rout 34 and Cannonball Trail. It is being developed by Clayton, Missouri-based Dover Development, which focuses on senior housing and health care developments. St. Louis Design Alliance is the architect on the project. Brahms Construction, a full-service construction management firm also based in Clayton, Missouri, is the general contractor. Brahms anticipates construction to be completed by the fall of 2018.
Cedarhurst of Yorkville will contain 53 assisted living apartments and, in addition, a secure memory care wing, which will accommodate up to 20 residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. All assisted living apartments will have their own bathrooms and kitchenettes, restaurant-style dining, and access to the Cedarhurst movie theater, salon, activities room, library and therapy facility.
Outdoor amenities will include courtyards with raised flower and vegetable gardens and a walking path around the entire community. Apartments will be available to rent monthly, with no need for an expensive “buy-in” or endowment.
“Yorkvillle is exactly what we look for in a successful project. It’s a wonderful community that’s growing for the right reasons and is lacking the type of high-quality senior living that Cedarhurst has to offer,” said Joshua Jennings, CEO of Dover Development, which is now on its 15th Cedarhurst community since being founded in 2007. Jennings’ private equity firm, Dover Capital, also will have a substantial ownership stake in the project.
“Our entire team of more than 700 employees is passionate about serving elders. We empower our residents to live as independently as possible, while also providing a strong sense of community and support with anything holding them back,” said Josh Stevens, president and co-owner of Cedarhurst Living.
Stevens continued, “We look forward to bringing Cedarhurst to Yorkville.”
Matt Goebel, president of Brahms Construction, said he is excited about being able to contribute to the Yorkville area in a positive way. He commented, “In 2017, Brahms Construction managed over $30 million in construction projects in three different states. Partnerships with proven operators such as Cedarhurst allow us a continued and sustainable growth trajectory for the foreseeable future.”