People-Focused Placemaking At The Heart of Cedarfield’s Revitalization

RICHMOND, Va. — Pinnacle Living’s Cedarfield senior living community in Henrico County is transforming into a more comfortable, homelike environment offering more choices and lifestyle amenities for its residents.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. began construction last summer, working with architect SFCS, Inc. on this multi-phased renovation and expansion project. The designers, well known for creating signature, welcoming environments in the CCRC marketplace, thoughtfully created a master plan of improvements to enhance social opportunities and promote independence, as well as to provide seniors with various housing options and services that enhance the residential experience.

Cedarfield’s master plan includes constructing new parking, a new spa, fitness, and wellness center, and two connecting corridors, as well as renovating an existing pedestrian bridge and commons area.  A new apartment building with structured parking on the lowest level will follow.

Altogether, Cedarfield is renovating 75,800 square-feet and adding 131,000 square-feet of new space.

All construction activities have been planned in phases and are being closely coordinated with the community’s residential activities, to minimize the impact of construction on the daily lives of the residents.

The five-phase project kicked off with upgrades and expansions to Cedarfield’s 26,000 square-foot dining center, which just opened to residents. The dining area was transformed into three separate spaces to provide more choice for residents – a fine-dining restaurant, a more casual pub-style dining area, and a grill area that features marketplace/carryout service for residents.

A luxurious 18,000 square-foot health and wellness center is currently being built in the main courtyard, close to both the independent living apartments and the dining areas. The wellness center will include a natatorium with two swimming pools, a fitness center, and yoga/dance/Pilates studios.

Also under construction are two new residential areas – a skilled nursing/memory care center, and 30 new independent living apartments. The new residential areas are scheduled for completion in late 2019.

The 90-acre Cedarfield campus, located off Three Chopt Road, first opened about 20 years ago. The private site includes lush forests and green space that surround the senior living community.