RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Co-developers MorningStar Senior Living and Confluent Senior Living have broken ground on MorningStar of Rio Rancho, a 77-unit assisted living and memory care community in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho.
The 70,863-square-foot development will be situated on 5.5 acres. It will feature 51 assisted living suites and 26 memory care suites.
The co-developers plan to open an information center onsite by May 2018, and complete construction in December 2018.
The project represents the 11th joint venture between affiliates of MorningStar, a Denver-based owner-operator, and Confluent Senior Living, a subsidiary of Confluent Development, a Denver-based real estate investment and development firm. Confluent is the project owner and MorningStar will serve as the operator.
Rosemann & Associates is serving as the architect for the new development, New Mexico-based Bradbury Stamm Construction is the general contractor and Thoma-Holec Design is the interior designer.
The development marks the second MorningStar Senior Living community in metro Albuquerque, with MorningStar and Confluent completing MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque in February 2016. Confluent sold the Albuquerque community to Harbert Seniors Housing Fund in July, with MorningStar maintaining its role as operator.
The MorningStar and Confluent partnership continues its growth in New Mexico, with a third project in Santa Fe scheduled for completion in fall 2018.