Meyer approached NAIOP’s challenge of the future of niche development for senior living and medical office with comfort and accessibility in mind. How could design affect how seniors “age in place?”
Meet the concept….
Meyer’s Continuing Care Urban Community features independent living apartments that are located close to the fitness center, the indoor pool and an Amenity Center, which houses a bistro and community room.
It redevelops and revitalizes an existing three-story garden apartment complex in an “urban-suburban” location to support lower- and middle-class seniors’ desires to “age in place.” The reuse of well-located older buildings does not require land development, zoning or municipal approvals, which increases speed to market and reduces development costs. The addition of elevators, active courtyards and community spaces throughout each floor can transform sturdy, older garden apartment complexes into affordable housing for seniors.
Watch a video of Meyer’s presentation, presented by George Wilson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Managing Principal, Meyer.
This post is part of a series on the three winning design concepts of the NAIOP Niche Development design competition, presented at the Commercial Real Estate Conference 2015. The design competition presentation is sponsored by CenterPoint Properties, Duke Realty, Geopac, IDI Gazeley, Majestic Realty Co. and The Rockefeller Group.
Kathryn Hamilton, CAE, is Vice President for Marketing and Communications at NAIOP Corporate.