Kipling Meadows Common Space Repositioning

  • Senior housing repositioning and upgrades
  • Arvada, Colorado
  • $3.5 Million


An existing light‐service assisted living created in the 1980’s and unable to provide a higher level of care, was repositioned as a modern market‐rate independent senior housing campus. The repositioning required meaningful common space and landscape upgrades to meet the expectations of today’s market.


Along with finish upgrades to all common circulation spaces, all of the ground floor large common spaces, including dining room, activity spaces, meeting rooms, sitting areas and lobby were gutted and redesigned. A restaurant style design of the dining room, with senior‐friendly booths, dividers, serving areas, buffet, gracious waiting area and reservation desk was created. A bar/café was made as a separate, informal space for a morning coffee or evening beer, directly adjacent to the refurbished outdoor courtyard with sitting areas, fire pit and built‐in barbecue. A card/game playing area was created adjacent to the bar, and a closable and rentable meeting space with visual and audible technology was designed as well.

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