Construction Set to Begin on Irvine’s First Senior Living Community Project in Over 20 Years

NEWS PROVIDED BYHarbert South Bay Partners, LLC 

Mar 07, 2023, 09:24 ET

350-unit, eight-story building will offer luxury residential option for seniors.

IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Harbert South Bay Partners announces that construction is now scheduled on THE JAMES senior living community located at 16542 Millikan Ave., Irvine, CA, 92606. Described as a game changer for area seniors, the eight-story upscale rental community will offer residents a contemporary, active lifestyle in a prime location with walking access to Irvine-Tustin’s vibrant shopping area, The District at Tustin Legacy. The leasing office for THE JAMES will open early 2024 with occupancy planned for summer of 2025.

Boasting a unique hospitality-focused approach to senior living – and recent success with the elegant and quickly filling community, The Variel, in Woodland Hills, California – developer Harbert South Bay Partners anticipates THE JAMES will turn heads in Irvine, Tustin and beyond. With almost 30 years of senior living development experience, Harbert South Bay Partners is no stranger to the unique needs of older adults.

“With the overwhelming reception of our Woodland Hills community and our emerging project in San Clemente, we continue to push the boundaries of what traditional senior living looks and feels like in California,” says Patrick McGonigle, CEO for Harbert South Bay Partners. “We couldn’t be happier about bringing this level of elegance, comfort and concierge service to seniors in Irvine.”

THE JAMES will include 350 units with 210 of those being independent living, 110 assisted living and 30 memory care.

THE JAMES‘ architecture features contemporary, clean lines and a modern aesthetic celebrating the Southern California lifestyle. The building will sit on three acres – half of that designated for massive courtyards with outdoor gathering spaces and landscaped gardens. A koi pond, natural plantings featuring native flora and walking paths are also part of the plan.

THE JAMES will be managed by Momentum Senior Living, a Southern California-based company providing management and operational services to senior living communities in California.

“We’ve set the bar very high for THE JAMES, including high-quality services and the very latest concepts in wellness for seniors,” said Josh Johnson, Momentum CEO. “We continue to see Southern California embrace this higher standard of senior living, and we’re excited about what the future holds for the area’s older adults looking for something beyond the traditional in retirement.”