FURNITURE, ART, WAYFINDING
ACTIVE STAIR AND CUSTOM "FALLING LEAVES" MOBILE
LHA | Longmont Housing Development Corporation/Housing Authority
December 2015 –March 2020
Fall River is a 4-story multifamily apartment building comprised of 60 units (1-bedroom and 2-bedroom) dedicated to senior residents below 50% AMI. The building program includes a large common hall with kitchenette, laundry services on each floor, recreation room and two exterior fourth-floor decks overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Units include: individually-controlled radiant-floor heat and through-wall air conditioning, 9' ceilings with ceiling fans in living and bedrooms, juliette balconies, large high-performance windows, full kitchens with Energy Star appliances, full bathrooms with walk-in showers, fiber optic with wireless connectivity and large storage closets.
Creating community gathering spaces and a strong connection to the outdoors were key components to this project. Fall River incorporates public decks on all four floors with beautiful views of the Front Range. Core communal spaces pin the southeast corner of the site with two linear housing wings extending north and west, creating an urban edge along the adjacent streets, Homestead Parkway and Canadian Crossing Drive, and complimenting Spring Creek senior housing development to the east. The L-shape of the building hugs the landscaped green space and screens the parking lot. All units are visitable with 4 fully-accessible ADA units; 56 units were constructed as convertible ADA units. An outdoor fire pit, community garden, and outdoor seating areas provide residents with many ways to connect with the outdoors.
WORKSHOP8 provided entitlement and community outreach services, site planning, architecture, interior design, FF&E, branding, signage design, art design and selection, and contract administration.
Architect | Joseph Vigil
Creative Director | Brandy LeMae
Project & Production Manager | Marcel van Garderen / Emily Axtman
Interior Designers | Kate Van Sluyter / Chelsea Semelka
Production Support | Ivan Patino
Graphic Designer | Melissa McGinley
Developer | Longmont Housing Development Corporation
General Contractor | Krische Construction
Landscape Architect | Lime Green Design
Civil Engineer | Brown Civil Engineering
Structural Engineer | LT Engineering
MEP Engineer | Gehring & Associates / PCD Engineering
Nature Photography | Marc Littmann Photography
Photographer | Dane Cronin Photography
60 Units / 58,251 SF
52 1-bedroom units (693 SF), 8 2-bedroom units (955 SF)
Dedicated to senior residents below 50% AMI
Citi Bank - PAB Loan
City of Longmont
Division of Housing
LHDC Land Loan
General Partner Loan & Capital
Riverside Capital Limited Partner Equity
Fall River meets Enterprise Green Communities' Green Building Criteria. Energy efficiencies such as passive solar design, durable and sustainable materials, innovative storm-water management techniques and native landscaping were included in the design. The project is a compact development and has dedicated 59% of the site to landscaping. Fall River is a 0.9-mile walk to the closest grocery store and public transportation. The senior housing development is a smoke-free building designed to encourage healthy, active lifestyles through design.
ADA > 2009 ICC A117.1
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