Mirasol Senior Living Community – Phase 3 Expansion
Loveland Housing Authority
$12,138,800; The Phase 3 expansion of the Mirasol Senior Living Community provides an additional 60 units of independent senior housing in a new 63,575 sq. ft. building. The building has a mix of 20 1- and 40 2-bedroom/1-bath units, all with private kitchens. The design includes a large common lobby with covered veranda on the main floor, and exterior open and screened decks on the second and third floors.
The new building complements the "Tuscan" architecture of the existing development, using similar low-sloped roofs in a stepped 2- and 3-story design to reduce the mass of the building. The building is oriented with its primary facades fronting S. St. Louis Avenue and 4th Street SE to locate the building away from the adjacent single-family neighborhoods, while reinforcing the City of Loveland’s planning goal of encouraging redevelopment of the area in a denser, more urban pattern.
The project was designed under the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities criteria and incorporated many green design elements such as rooftop photovoltaic panels. Professional services included site master planning, programming, zoning and amended site plan approvals through the City of Loveland, as well as full architectural and engineering design services.