Groundbreaking Has Started at Former St. Mary’s Villa.

If you have driven by St. Mary’s Villa this week, you have noticed that trees are being cleared, along with many of the structural elements that made up this historic property to make way for a residential community that will feature 104 for-sale Villas & Carriage Homes that will range from 2,600 square feet to 3,400 square feet being developed in partnership by The Goldenberg Group and Guidi Builders. We wrote about this development in January, you can see that article here.


Also in the plans for this site, is a 250-unit senior living community through a joint venture of South Bay Partners Inc., Lamb Properties LLC and SageLife. According to the press release, Sage at Mattison Estates is a four-story class A luxury rental senior living community. It will be “next stage senior living” with a focus on holistic aging.

The community will be comprised of 156 independent living units, 62 assisted living units and 32 memory care units with secure and structured parking.

Sage at Mattison Estates will include extensive amenities and community spaces for its residents including an indoor pool, fitness center, yoga studio, several bar and lounge areas, two theaters, outdoor garden, dog wash and dog run, art studio, multiple indoor and outdoor dining venues and courtyard areas with barbeque grills, fire pits, seating areas, a putting green, etc. Residents will enjoy easy access to the shops and restaurants of downtown Ambler and Spring House Village; all within 2.5 miles.

“We are excited to bring upscale senior living to the dynamic growth of Upper Dublin Township,” says Joel Sherman, chief investment officer for South Bay Partners.  “We believe there is tremendous demand for upscale, amenity-rich rental senior housing in suburban in-fill locations. The community will offer an active, engaged lifestyle to the seniors of Upper Dublin Township and neighboring communities.”

Sage at Mattison Estates will open in spring of 2021 with pre-leasing starting in spring of 2020.