In an attempt to redefine the concept of market-rate senior living, Scottsdale, Ariz.–based developer The Wolff Co. developed its Province Springs upscale senior community with an emphasis on the six pillars of wellness—physical, intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and occupational—in order to promote independent and successful aging.
The four-story, garden-style community is situated within the First & Main Town Center, a 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center just 8 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., and features 162 units priced from $2,995 to $4,975.
With Pikes Peak to the east side of the property, Portland, Ore.–based LRS Architects designed the building with an arched roof that was meant to subtly reflect the adjacent picturesque landscape. The main spine of the building was oriented north-south on the long, 700-foot site, and short apartment wings were arranged in a pinwheel formation. This layout maximizes the number of units with mountain views and natural light, and minimizes walking distances to the common areas.
The community targets the modern active adult 55 and older with a full suite of wellness amenities, including a fitness center with an indoor pool, an art studio, a theater, a full-service salon, and a tranquil spa. Ovation, an American restaurant with two-story ceilings in the heart of the building, and The Social Club, a pub with its own second-level deck, provide flexible dining options for the residents. Plus, a partnership with renowned American chef and Food Network star Beau MacMillan delivers seasonal menu offerings.
Ample outdoor amenities allow residents to enjoy sunny days outside. The grounds include a putting green, walking paths, a patio with a fire pit, outdoor cooking, community gardening, and additional gathering spaces.
Unit selections range from 504-square-foot studios to 1,284-square-foot two-bedroom plans, with differing bed and bath options. Inside, the apartment spaces boast contemporary open floor plans, 9-foot ceilings with large window openings, gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, and private decks or patios. Full-sized washers and dryers and stainless steel appliances are also included.
Several green measures were incorporated into the units as well. Water-sourced heat pumps with centralized high-efficiency boilers, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and LED lighting were used throughout, in addition to the overall building’s energy-efficient envelope and drip irrigation system.
Besides the physical building features, the property aims to enhance the lives of its inhabitants with its own innovative lifestyle platform called Lumin Living. The program offers individually tailored activities and unique experiences for the community’s residents. From conquering goals and learning something new to showcasing their talents, Lumin Living keeps residents connected, engaged, and curious.