In response to Edmonton’s aging population, the City has rezoned a number of surplus school sites for the development of seniors’ housing.  These sites are ideally suited to this purpose because they have access to public transit and are near parks and amenities.  Seniors can downsize from detached homes while remaining in their community, close to friends, and within a familiar neighborhood.

The design includes 70 lodge units, 88 affordable one and two bedroom apartments, 40 underground parking stalls, commercial space and various supporting spaces. Separate access and entries are provided for residents, staff and deliveries. To provide views of the playing fields and access to the sun, much of the building is oriented towards the south. Special attention was paid to minimize the length of the corridors to shorten the distance residents have to travel to access an elevator.  Various common areas allow for different ways for residents to socialize, both formally and informally.