PIKE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY REVITALIZES LANSDALE PA SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Design Features Remove Institutional Atmosphere and Invites Neighborly Interaction Among Senior Residents
Paterson, NJ (February 13, 2017) – An aging 70’s era senior housing development had fallen into disrepair, decay and had numerous building code violations. The property was sold and the new owners turned to Pike Development Company to revitalize the project.
Pike Development created a team consisting of JRP Architects (design), Berks Ridge Construction (general contractor), Hidden Valley Nurseries (landscape architects and contractors) Solutions Advisors (managers).
Roofs, siding, windows and HVAC were all replaced and backup generators were installed in case of power outages.
In addition to correcting the code deficiencies, a Memory Care unit was added and the way common spaces were used was reimagined. Straight rows of housing units with a narrow walkway in-between buildings were replaced with a “Town Hall and Main Street” concept. The main building, which housed activities and the library was made one focal point and a new building was constructed at the other end of the square for dining created another focal point both sharing a Town Square for additional activities. Exterior spaces were redesigned and landscaped into seven different areas including shady lanes with water features and numerous places to sit and chat.
A new and elegant entry was designed with covered accessible drop-off with a formal garden and an elegant pavilion covering an outdoor seating area. Andrew Jubelt, Director of Development for Pike Development stated, “Making a facility become alive and vibrant requires looking at spaces with the concept of designing places people want to be, want to share and interact. This is no accident, it takes imagination and planning. We feel we successfully changed a property with an outdated institutional feel into one that feels like a series of friendly neighborhoods.”
The new owners agree that the neighborhood feel created by Pike Development Corp, has produced a desirable property for the residents. The project was started in the middle of 2014 and was completed in early 2016. The owners were able to successfully sell the re-positioned and re-purposed property in January of 2017.
About Pike Development Corp.
Pike Development Company is a division of Pike Construction Co, LLC, a family owned company established in 1958, Pike continues to build on its superb track record while meeting the needs of its clients and partners.