Confluent Senior Living, and its partner/operator MorningStar Senior Living have broken ground on a new community located in Denver’s iconic Observatory Park neighborhood. MorningStar at Observatory Park represents the partnership’s 13th location within its portfolio, and its first urban infill location in Denver, which will establish a future home for local Denver-based residents who wish to remain close to their families and local communities.
Based on the impact of the pandemic, the new Observatory Park community is one of the newest senior living communities designed intentionally to establish a new “Whole Health Standard” for the industry. The five-story building will offer 58 assisted living and 23 memory care suites as well as 47 underground parking spaces.
Confluent Senior Living, a subsidiary of Denver-based Confluent Development, serves as the project owner and Denver-based MorningStar Senior Living as the operator. Firms involved in the project include Hord Coplan Macht as the architect, Shaw Construction as the general contractor, and Thoma-Holec Design as the interior designer.
“We celebrate this milestone and express our gratitude to all parties involved — from the previous landowners to our banking and investment partners to our design and construction teams, all of whom have worked alongside us with unwavering support in times of uncertainty to keep this project active and thriving,” said Marshall Burton, president and CEO of Confluent Development. “Across the industry, many senior living projects ground to a halt last year as credit tightened and investors expressed concern about viability. This groundbreaking is a testament to the quality of the community, but also to our collective team’s strong, proven track record, commitment to collaboration and mutual trust.”
Confluent and MorningStar have evaluated a suite of cutting-edge technologies such as sanitation stations and touch-less faucets and light switches in common spaces, to needlepoint bipolar ionization through HVAC systems and electrostatic sprayers that disperse positively charged particles to neutralize infectious diseases, the partners are enlisting resources that prioritize resident wellness through proactive, precautionary, innovative design.
“Observatory Park is an iconic neighborhood, well-known and trusted. This project offers an incomparable opportunity for local residents who wish to age in place or draw closer to family, to remain tied to the fabric of their community,” said John Reinsma, managing director at Confluent Senior Living. “Our new ‘Whole Health Standard’ serves as the basis of design for MorningStar at Observatory Park to protect residents and communities from annual or generational health challenges. Thanks to a shared vision with MorningStar, this unique project is becoming a reality.”
The project is planned for completion by summer 2022
Rendering courtesy of Confluent Development