Senior Community Highlights Preferences for Amenities

Senior Community Highlights Preferences for Amenities

IRVINE, CA - KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, announces the recent opening of Heritage Oaks Senior Apartments in Oakdale, Calif. Designed by KTGY and developed by Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing in Merced, Calif. and Adroit Development, Inc. of Westlake Village, Calif., Heritage Oaks Senior Apartments is a high quality, environmentally-friendly 50-unit apartment community for low income seniors age 55 and older. 

The $10-million urban-infill community features both one- and two-bedroom floor plans in two 2-and 3-story Craftsman-inspired buildings, which are affordable to working seniors that earn 30 to 60 percent of the area median income in Stanislaus County, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Rents range from $483 to $787 per month, depending upon income. The residential community provides Active Adult style amenities, including a community center with a Great Room, hobby and craft studios, theater, game room, gourmet kitchen, fitness center, technology center and learning center. Outdoor amenities include a patio area with a BBQ center, relaxing fountain and outdoor lounging areas.

Describing the Heritage Oaks community, KTGY Project Manager Oliver Inauen, LEED AP, says "This project defines 'Active Adult' from the many amenity choices the seniors have at Heritage Oaks," said Inauen. "You enter the project through a well-lit two-story foyer with Craftsman-style detailing on all the windows and archways. You then walk into a warm lounge with two-story ceilings, a tall two-story rustic fireplace, reclaimed wood mantle and book shelves from a local 1920’s barn and large windows facing the courtyard."

Inauen continues, "Adjacent to the lounge is another large common space that continues the beautiful Craftsman detailing with wood beams. This socializing space is adjacent to a large, open kitchen that allows this space to be used for planned parties. Directly above is a large activity center for watching movies in large, plush theater seating, playing billiards and playing cards. Walking across a bridge, with views to the foyer and lounge, you arrive at the community's fitness and computer rooms.  Across the courtyard, there are three floors of additional 20’x17’ rooms for the seniors to use -- from a craft room to a meeting room to ’The Garage’ on the ground floor that opens to the courtyard via a roll-up garage door." 

"The site is situated between an existing senior housing project and a mobile home park, with single-family homes across the street," said Inauen. "These adjacencies had large influences in the design. The rear half of the building is a three story ‘C’ shape opening to the south providing a well-lit courtyard and towards the adjacent senior housing project to allow for existing senior residents to have access to the courtyard and the many amenities. From the ‘C’ shape the building steps down to two-stories in respect to the single-family homes across the street."

"Today's seniors want a resort environment and plenty of amenity choices," said KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP and lead designer on the project. "They want to feel like they are on a vacation and not put away to pasture. They want a variety of socializing areas indoors and outdoors. They want access to gourmet indoor and outdoor kitchens and dining areas to entertain. They want the feel of a health center and not a run of the mill fitness center. They want craft rooms, workshop space and a computer room like they had previously in their single-family homes.

"When moving to senior housing, a woman leaves her garden and the man leaves his garage. At Heritage Oaks Senior Apartments both will be happy,” Gonzalez said. 

“Heritage Oaks Senior Apartments demonstrates our commitment to developing socially responsible and environmentally-friendly projects,” said Chris Alley, CEO of Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing. "This is a great community asset that will add vitality to the neighborhood and much needed affordable housing, while helping the City meet its sustainable goals. We are grateful for our partnership with the City of Oakdale and its community leaders." 

"Using the same high quality finishes, materials and construction as the surrounding market-rate properties, the Craftsman-style design integrates seamlessly into the aesthetic fabric of the neighborhood and the adjacent senior center," said Randy Goss, vice president of Adroit Development, Inc. “Quality is always a top priority for all of our housing projects." Additionally, Goss states that construction of Heritage Oaks was completed ahead of schedule and under budget, and Adroit Development, Inc. is pursuing a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

KTGY has built a long-standing reputation for producing award-winning senior housing developments that integrate the latest urban design trends and green building technologies with the needs of the end user. KTGY is well-recognized for its designs in single-family, affordable, workforce and campus housing as well as retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. 

Celebrating 20 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, provides comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market trends and financial performance and takes particular pride in its highly motivated and principal led studios. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va.

Source: Monaghan Communications / #Senior #Housing

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