The Best of 50+ Housing Awards honor excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing for the mature market. The annual awards program, held during the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, showcases the latest trends in the 50+ seniors housing industry.
Del Webb at Gavilán at Rancho Mission Viejo in the City of Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., received a Gold Award for the Best 50+ Detached Home (Over 2,100 Square Feet) and a Silver Award for the Best 50+ For-Sale Community (Up to 200 Homes). Del Webb at Rancho Mission Viejo, designed by KTGY and developed by Pulte Group, is a 50-unit for-sale, single-family detached residential home community in the gated community of Gavilan in the master-planned community of Rancho Mission Viejo located in southern Orange County. The home design and amenities are the result of extensive consumer research and analysis of buyer feedback that reflect the way Baby Boomers want to experience life and live in their homes: near family and friends; satisfy a still-working, active 55+ lifestyle; provide excellent flow between eating and entertainment spaces that expand the family room space; and provide an ideal setting to entertain. The homes range in size from 2,026-2,310 square feet. From a covered outdoor room to an optional wet bar, these consumer-inspired homes support personal rejuvenation, social interaction, entertainment, and effortless living. Optional sun/hearth room and bifold doors with abundant glass for light and bright living help connect and expand indoor and outdoor living spaces. Great room living, gourmet kitchen anchored by an oversized kitchen island, and high-impact foyer/entry target the 55+ profile. Nestled at the top of rolling foothills with easy access to parks, trails, and community amenities, the homes enjoy stunning views and open spaces.
Perris Station Senior Apartment Homes in Perris, Calif., received a Gold Award for the Best 50+ Mixed-Use Community — On the Boards in NAHB 50+ Housing Council's 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Award program. Perris Station, designed by KTGY and developed by Highridge Costa Housing Partners, LLC of Gardena, Calif., is a high-quality, $28 million, age-qualified (55+), affordable mixed-use apartment community offering residents with annual incomes 30% to 60% of Riverside County's Area Median Income (AMI) immediate access to amenities the seniors want and need in Perris, Calif. Located in the heart of Perris’ Historic District on 1.28 acres, residents of the 84-unit, three-story apartment community can conveniently walk to the city's senior center, public library, the new Metrolink multi-modal transit center, a healthcare clinic and other neighborhood amenities. Designed to LEED Gold certification specifications or better, Perris Station is the first 9% tax credit senior apartment community to be developed in the City of Perris, which had an estimated population count of 69,967 residents in 2011. Perris Station is expected to open soon.
Tavarua Senior Apartments in Carlsbad, Calif., received a Silver Award for the Best 50+ Affordable Rental Community. Tavarua Senior Apartments, designed by KTGY and developed by META Housing Corporation of Los Angeles, is a 50-unit affordable apartment community located in the California coastal community of Carlsbad, on the site of a former assisted living facility in a walkable suburban neighborhood. Ten of the 50 units are designated for qualifying older adults with mental illness. The development is comprised of one three-level building that includes a large courtyard with a community garden, a community room, activity room, counseling room, computer and multi-media room, outdoor barbecues and tables, communal kitchen, laundry room and mail room. The residents of Tavarua Senior Apartments are less than one fourth of a mile from a major supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants, coffee shop, library, park and the Carlsbad Senior Center, and near Downtown Carlsbad and the beach. Additionally, residents are located within 500 feet of a North County Transit District BREZE bus stop to minimize commutes and lessen pollution.
Some of KTGY's other 55+ projects include St. Joseph's Assisted Living in Roswell, Georgia, which includes both Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities, and recent national award-winners LEED Platinum Heritage Oaks in Oakdale, Calif., LEED Gold Dana Strand in Los Angeles, Calif., and Parkview Living in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Best of 50+ Housing Awards were presented at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Nev., on February 5, 2014.
About KTGY Group
Celebrating more than 22 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing 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 and consumer trends, and financial performance. KTGY serves clients worldwide with offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons, Va. See www.KTGY.com