Manhattan’s First Purpose-Built Assisted Care Center Breaks Ground

The assisted living and memory care community will rise 16 stories in Midtown Manhattan, offering 151 units and ground-level retail.

139 East 56th St. in NYC
139 E. 56th St. in NYC

Hines and Welltower Inc. have broken ground on Sunrise at E. 56th, an upcoming assisted living and memory care community in Midtown Manhattan. Sunrise Senior Living, the first senior living provider to be recognized by J.D. Power as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities,” joined the developers as manager of the property in 2016.

Located at 139 E. 56th St., the 16-story tower will be Manhattan’s first purpose-built facility of its kind, featuring 151 units and ground-floor retail. With a focus on residents’ well-being, the development will provide air purification systems, circadian lighting as well as exercise and meditation activities. Common amenities will include:

  • dining rooms
  • salon
  • fitness center
  • medical examination rooms
  • art studio
  • theatre

In the heart of NYC

The project was envisioned by architect SLCE, while the interior design is handled by Champalimaud. The community will start pre-leasing in 2019, with delivery set for 2020.

“Welltower is committed to bringing the highest quality seniors housing to core urban locations where there are currently few options for the aging population,” said Mercedes Kerr, executive vice president of Business and Relationship management at Welltower, in prepared remarks. “Seniors want to stay in their cities as they age and Sunrise at East 56th will present New Yorkers with a world-class option in the heart of the city.”

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