Senior Living

Brightview Life Care Facility, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA

 Architectural renderings by hord | coplan | macht

Nave Newell is currently working with The Shelter Group on a new senior living facility in Wayne. The project includes redeveloping a 2.75 acre commercial property along E. Conestoga Road into a 193-bed Brightview Life Care Facility which will provide multiple lifestyle options including independent apartment living, assisted living and memory care facilities. 

Given the complexity of both site and building programs, Nave Newell worked closely with Shelter to develop site plan options to meet their needs.  Once complete, Nave Newell then provided expert testimony before the Tredyffrin Township Zoning Hearing Board in order to make way for the 5-story building.  While the site is less than 3 acres, the combination of a fully programmed site and poorly drained underlying soils, made site grading, stormwater design and water-quality improvements challenging. The incorporation of a 26,600 sf green roof enabled Nave Newell to secure both Township and DEP stormwater, grading and NPDES permits.  

Nave Newell's landscape architects designed an independent living garden to create a sense of community and encourage interaction between residents. The garden includes a bocce court, fire pit, pergola, outdoor seating, planting table and a perennial herb that’s used by the chef. 

The project is currently under construction and scheduled to open in April 2019.

Heritage Strasburg Active Adult Community, Phase II, Strasburg Borough, Lancaster County, PA

Nave Newell worked with the developer to complete Phase II of the Heritage Strasburg 55+ active adult community. Situated in Strasburg Borough, this neighborhood includes preserved green space and walking trails and when complete, Phase II will have 64 age-restricted single-family units.  Nave Newell revised the design and layout of the site to eliminate rear access alleys and incorporate front entry garages and submitted the project for land development approvals. Nave Newell value engineered the vertical site design to eliminate on-site retaining walls and reduce rock excavation required which saved the client $1 million in construction costs.  Assisting Charter with an NPDES permit renewal, they were able to stay grandfathered to the original conditions and obtain a 5-year permit.


HCR ManorCare, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living and Special Care Facilities, PA, NJ and DE

Nave Newell is currently assisting HCR-ManorCare with renovations and additions to four of their existing facilities in Upper Merion, Lower Makefield, Lebanon and Bethlehem.

Nave Newell’s history working with this ManorCare began in 1992 and has included land surveying, civil engineering design and construction administration services for more than 17 long-term care, assisted living, or special care facilities located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Nave Newell has engineered the design of building pads, parking lots, drive aisles, stormwater management facilities, utilities, sanitary pump stations and retaining walls.

Shire at Somerdale 55+ Community, Somerdale Borough, Camden County, NJ

This 38-unit townhouse development for a 55+ community is a successful example of infill development. Nave Newell’s design redeveloped an unused parcel of 6.4 acres of land. The high density community provides townhomes clustered in groups of four and six, overlooking the Cooper Creek wetlands area. The site also included a pump station and retaining walls.

Nave Newell performed site improvements, stakeout and houseline stakeout for the townhouses. Nave Newell also secured approvals as well as general permits and a Transition Averaging Plan. Steep slopes and sandy soils posed significant to the design of the subdivision.


HCR ManorCare, Skilled Nursing Expansion, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell’s work at the ManorCare located on 5.4 acres in Upper Merion includes design and approvals for two building additions to their existing facility. The expansion project will result in 20 additional beds. To supplement the expansion, site design will include additional off street parking, lighting, sidewalk and landscape improvements.

Nave Newell previously assisted Manor Care at this site in securing subdivision and land development approvals for an Arden Court facility on the property.

Odessa National Age-Restricted Golf Community, New Castle County, DE

Nave Newell completed a site master plan for this exclusive community, which is composed of 750 single-family estate homes, carriage homes, town homes and 55+ age-restricted ranch style homes interspersed around an 18 hole, professional golf course. A complex and sophisticated project, the Odessa National Golf Course Community features a clubhouse and driving range, walking trails, active recreation parks and vast amounts of open space.

The site encompasses over 600 acres of farmland and woodland. Environmentally sensitive areas were maintained in the Site Master Plan. The proposed development was designed to be in harmony with the natural beauty of the property.

The project required several pump stations, the delineation of floodplain areas and the design of a regional storm water management system in conjunction with golf course irrigation. Nave Newell completed floodplain studies for Hangman’s Run and Beaver Branch. In addition, the firm was responsible for preparing a Letter of Map Revision, which previously had not been completed for this property.

Leisuretown 55+ Active Adult Community, Southampton Township, Burlington County, NJ

Nave Newell performed site improvements, stakeout and houseline stakeout for 62 small lot clustered singles within this 55+ active adult community. The community which was started in 1971 has grown to 2132 homes and includes three clubhouses, two pools, a putting green, driving range and tennis. Challenges of the project were its compact nature and aggressive construction schedule. Nave Newell worked closely with the site designer to resolve design issues as they occurred.