Acoya Shea

Completion Date: July 2023
Size: 178,200 SF, 147 Units
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Type of Project: Senior Living, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
Ryan Responsibility: Development, Architecture, Construction, Capital Markets

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As Ryan’s third Acoya project in Arizona (and fifth Acoya project in our portfolio), Acoya Shea highlights the continued partnership between Cadence Living and Ryan Companies. This 147- unit luxury senior living community offers state-of-the-art independent living, assisted living and memory care housing options, appealing to a growing population with diverse needs. 

An area known for amenities and affluence, the City of Scottsdale has specific standards that help define which development projects get the green light. Our development team navigated a thorough process for obtaining necessary build and rezoning permits, while feeling pressure of a fast-approaching city council election that could adversely impact project approval. The team tapped into our trusted relationships with the zoning attorney and planning commission members, and together we streamlined the process to secure approval to keep the project on-schedule. As always, we prioritized community engagement, going door-to-door to answer community members’ questions and explain the project. 

Always proactively identifying opportunities for cost-effectiveness, our architecture and construction teams collaborated to improve the original engineering of the building design. Drawing added value from our collective insight, we combined our building materials knowledge and engineering expertise to alter the exterior pop-out design from concrete to foam, eliminating the need for framing and reducing project costs by $50,000. 

Our close partnership allowed the client a more hands-off approach because of their established trust in our team. We delivered the desired combination of luxury and accessibility for aging in place, including multiple dining venues, resident lounges, spa, theatre room and salon.

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