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Confluent, MorningStar team up on Arvada senior living facility

MorningStar of Arvada
MorningStar of Arvada will include independent living, assisted living and memory care suites.

A senior living community with 141 “suites” is underway in the city of Arvada.

MorningStar Senior Living and Confluent Development have broken ground on MorningStar Senior Living of Arvada, which will be located at West 64th Avenue and Easley Road. Expected to be completed in fall 2017, the 160,000-square-foot development will include 71 independent living and 41 assisted living suites, along with 29 suites devoted to individualized care for persons with memory impairments.

It will be located on 4.5 acres surrounded by six parks and Arvada Reservoir.

“Confluent Development and MorningStar Senior Living selected Arvada based on our team’s desire to build a senior housing development in an area that allows its residents to continue to be a part of the community where they have lived, worked and raised families,” said John Reinsma, vice president of real estate for Confluent Development. “The specific site was selected based on its accessibility and proximity for the residents and their families, as well as the surrounding natural beauty and views.”

MorningStar of Arvada will include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites ranging from 340 to more than 1,200 sf, on 2 stories for assisted living and 3 stories for independent living. There will be a variety of common areas and courtyards.

Amenities will include executive chef-prepared meals in restaurant-style dining, a pool and spa, 24-hour bistro, fitness center, theater/chapel, salon, housekeeping and linen service, concierge and scheduled transportation. Personalized assistance with daily living activities will be offered to assisted living residents through 24-hour staffing and full-time licensed nurses.

“Our homes are acclaimed for their graciously appointed spaces that foster community, where residents can thrive spiritually, physically, intellectually and socially,” said Ken Jaeger, MorningStar founder and CEO. “With this new MorningStar community, residents can remain in their familiar Arvada neighborhood, close to family and friends.”

The project is the sixth joint venture between affiliates of MorningStar Senior Living, a senior living developer and operator, and Confluent Development, a development and investment firm. The Denver-based firms have developed senior living communities in Wheat Ridge, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“With Arvada’s continued growth, developing a senior living center with first-class amenities and resort-style living was a natural next step for our teams’ partnership,” said Marshall Burton, Confluent Development president and CEO.

“We’re excited to bring an offering to Arvada seniors and their families unlike anything else in the area,” added Matt Turner, managing partner for MorningStar. “MorningStar of Arvada will be an artfully designed community incorporating the latest technology and boasting beautiful grounds and amenities, all in a convenient location on 64th Avenue.”

Arvada Mayor Marc Williams said the city is looking forward to the facility’s grand opening. “Arvada is pleased to welcome MorningStar Senior Living to our community, and we are excited to have this state-of-the-art facility available for our citizens,” he said. “It is important that residents have a full range of housing options, and our City Council recognized that MorningStar Senior Living provides an important option for our seniors..”

Denver-based Rosemann & Associates is the architect for the development, and Thoma-Holec Design of Phoenix is the interior designer.


Featured in CREJ’s Aug. 3-Aug. 16, 2016, issue

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…