OZ Architecture Designs New Senior Living Community
GRAND JUNCTION, CO — Construction has begun on The Lodge at Grand Junction, a Rocky Mountain Senior Housing and WellAge senior living community that is slated to open in the summer of 2019.
OZ Architecture, an award-winning, national architecture and design firm, designed the community. Shaw Construction is the general contractor on the project; Bow River Capital Partners teamed with Pacifica Capital Investments and Rocky Mountain Senior Housing as an equity partner. Bank of Colorado Glenwood Springs provided financing.
The one/two story building site is located across the street from St. Mary’s Medical Center, with frontage along Patterson Road less than two miles from I-70. The location provides easy access to doctors’ offices, shopping and unobstructed mesa views.
Led by OZ Architecture’s senior living team and principal architect Jami Mohlenkamp, the Lodge at Grand Junction is a 38,700-square-foot, 48-unit senior living community. Of those units, 36 units will be assisted living studios and one-bedrooms, and 12 units will be memory care studios.
The Lodge at Grand Junction will feature amenities including a two-story entry lobby and dining facilities—complete with private dining room—served by a full on-site commercial kitchen. Communal living spaces will have televisions, comfortable lounge seating and fireplaces. OZ Architecture also designed a multipurpose room with a kitchen for resident use, and a theater room, computer room and library to support social programs and community.
“It has been really exciting for OZ Architecture and our team to continue our work for older adults on Colorado’s Western Slope,” said Mohlenkamp, head of the senior living practice area at OZ Architecture. “We appreciate the support we’ve received for the project from the City of Grand Junction and its community, and we look forward to this project adding additional care and services for aging adults.”