SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Confluent Senior Living and Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) have broken ground on a 106,698-square-foot assisted living and memory care community in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland.
Representing the first project of its kind to break ground in this city within the past 20 years, HarborChase of Shaker Heights will address the unmet demand among local residents for this housing option. The three-story community will offer 108 licensed senior living units, comprising 80 apartments for assisted living and 28 units for memory care residents.
The community represents the partners’ second senior living property in Ohio and ninth joint venture across six states. The community is scheduled to open in late 2022.
“The City of Shaker Heights needed a new senior living residential community to accommodate a growing and underserved senior demographic, which makes up more than 18 percent of the local population,” says Matt Derrick, senior development director at Confluent Senior Living. “As we emerge from the pandemic, this groundbreaking represents a new era in residential offerings for the surrounding communities and a significant milestone in our partnership with HRA, as we expand in the Ohio market and deploy our new Whole Health Standard across our projects.”
Confluent Senior Living, a subsidiary of Denver-based real estate investment and development firm Confluent Development, serves as the project’s owner. HRA, a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, Florida, will manage HarborChase of Shaker Heights. The community represents Confluent Senior Living’s 23rd senior living development community in the nation.
Situated on nearly three acres, HarborChase of Shaker Heights will be developed within one of Cleveland’s most affluent suburbs, located eight miles from downtown. The project is also in close proximity to the RTA light rail, which connects residents of Shaker Heights to downtown Cleveland. One mile east of the project site is a newly redeveloped mixed-use, transit-oriented development, the Van Aken District, which provides multifamily residential offerings, retail, restaurants and office space.
The community will also offer 84 surface parking spots on-site and 28 units will feature balconies. RDL Architects, based out of Shaker Heights, is the architect on the project, with Toledo-based The Douglas Company serving as general contractor. Mannik Smith Group (MSG), also based in Shaker Heights, is the project’s civil engineer.