Erickson Plans 169-Unit Independent Living Expansion at CCRC in New Jersey

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Erickson Living has unveiled plans for an expansion at Lantern Hill known as Bell Pavilion.

Lantern Hill is a 26-acre continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in New Providence, approximately 30 miles west of New York City. Bell Pavilion will add 169 units of independent living to the property.

In addition to the new units, Bell Pavilion will add a new restaurant, fitness center, two bocce courts, courtyard with fireplaces, and resident community gardens to the campus. A climate-controlled walkway will connect Bell Pavilion to Union Square, where multiple dining venues, an all-season pool and fitness center, medical center, art studio, library, theater and salon are located. 

Erickson has been rolling out a phased expansion at the property for several years, heavily focused on adding independent living units. Earlier this year the company completed Phase II of the expansion, which included Maple Glen and Oakwood Court, collectively adding 114 independent living units to the community. In 2016, Erickson opened Phase I of the expansion, which added 161 independent living units.