This aging in place community provides several different housing typologies to accomodate a variety of users at different ages and levels of need. Each unit has access to shared green spaces, strolling pathways, nature trails, and scenic vistas to ensure the social enjoyment of nature.
The entry off Snell road acts as a main arterial road, with smaller dead end lanes branching off of that. These lanes all terminate at a 60’ hammer head, ensuring emergency access and acting as overflow parking or community hardscape. This allows all units the freedom to own or accomodate a vehicle at any unit, be it a guest or a tennant.
Each unit is 1500sf, with multiple configurations with and without an enclosed garage - all at one story for accessibility. These units can be alone on a larger lot, in a single-family home type of configuration for those with a want for independence. The Duplex configuration offers a type of “buddy system” for residents, allowing them to be more social and share tasks or help. The Rowhouse configuration was inspired by Geneva’s historic rowhouses, and offers a denser grouping to make it easier for medical staff to visit multiple people quickly and efficiently.
At the far border of the development, overlooking a large wild field and vista is the cohousing. This would be for users that need constant medical supervision, but still want to remain within their community and enjoy the natural amenities the site provides. This cohousing area also has a large community space for events, shared meals, and games.
The site is partially in a low spot between two large farms, acting as a drainage zone for the surrounding properties during rain and snowmelt. The main road acts as a hard edge to a large stormwater detention area, with a simulated wetland edge that allows for the stormwater to be both retained and percollated into the soil.
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