HarborChase Senior Living

Rendering of front entry of HarborChase Senior Living CommunityRendering of the front entry of the new HarborChase senior living community currently being constructed on Van Aken Blvd.

Project Overview

Location: 16900 Van Aken Boulevard (3.08 acres)

In July 2021, the City sold the property to Confluent Development for $1.34 million to develop and construct a 108-unit senior living community, including a three-story 80-unit assisted living building and an attached one-story, 28-unit memory care wing with 32 beds for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Construction began with site preparations in July 2021. Confluent has partnered with HarborChase Retirement Associates to operate the facility, which is called HarborChase of Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights has always prided itself on offering a wide range of housing options for residents at every age and stage of life. HarborChase of Shaker Heights fills a need for a high-quality, full service and amenity rich senior living option in our community. This significant new investment in Shaker Heights will also create new jobs in the City as well as provide easy access to public transportation and vibrant commercial districts for the benefit of senior residents, their families, and the employees of HarborChase.

Project History

Plans to improve the Shaker Town Center district began in 2000 with the resident‐driven Strategic Investment Plan. The plan recommended transforming the area into a vibrant, pedestrian‐friendly, mixed use town center. The plan took advantage of solid assets including: a strong civic presence, existing rapid transit, historic design character of surrounding neighborhoods and public/private partnerships. The plan began implementation in 2004 and has resulted in $44.1 million in public and private investment to date, including $12 million  for Avalon Station, which consists of 51 loft condominiums and a 90-car parking garage. In 2014, the City issued an Request for Qualification (RFQ) from qualified development teams to design, develop and construct a creative, transit‐oriented residential project at 17000 Van Aken Blvd. Ultimately, it wasn’t until 2019 that a suitable development plan was proposed (HarborChase), which would meet the City’s expectations for an appropriate use within the Chagrin-Lee-Van Aken district with quality design and construction plans, while also providing a healthy financial return to the City.