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146-Unit Senior Development for North PHX

Courtesy of City of Phoenix

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

Multifamily developer Investment Property Associates has filed plans with the City of Phoenix for a 146-unit senior care community at the SEC of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. The facility will be operated by IPA’s Retirement Community Specialists division.

Generations North Central Phoenix is planned as an “age-in-place” community in a campus setting offering a number of amenities for residents and guests. The site, currently an under-used parking area for the North Central Baptist Church, will feature a three-level main building and two-level memory care center with outdoor facilities between the two buildings.

The main building’s ground level will provide the core area for resident and guest activities. Potential amenities include a bistro, parlor, salon and fitness facilities in addition to residential units. The second level features residential units as well as a theater, lounge and game room. Level three will offer residences, an art studio, training and educational space.

In the memory care building, first floor dining and living areas will be located directly adjacent to the courtyards to provide a more secure and structured environment. The second floor will offer dining and living spaces centralized in each half of the building for residents’ ease of use and will feature outdoor recreation spaces via a deck area.

Outdoor recreation opportunities planned for the campus also include a pool, outdoor dining area and a dog park. These amenities will be buffered from the roadways by the buildings to provide a more peaceful setting for residents.

The IPA/RCS portfolio includes the Liv Communities and Generations brands. There are four multifamily developments in the Valley and two in Michigan. Senior developments include Generations at Agritopia and the planned Generations at Ahwatukee, which is scheduled for a mid-2017 opening. RCS also has two other managed senior communities in Arizona: Alta Vista in Prescott and The Springs of Scottsdale.

Last year the company announced plans to acquire multiple lots on 16th Street between Camelback Road and Colter Street for a 500-unit co-located Liv and Generations development (AZBEX, July 28, 2015). That project is not currently listed on IPA’s website, and calls for a status update were not returned by press time.

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