Client Senior Resource Group
Location Chandler, Arizona
Scope Two-story, 125,000 SF assisted care living facility

Village at Ocotillo

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

  • Surveying
  • Land Planning & Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Administration Services

Overview

The Village at Ocotillo is a two-story, 125,000-SF assisted care and senior living facility with an outdoor amenity area situated on eight acres. The project is located in the upscale residential golf and lake community of Ocotillo Lakes in Chandler, Arizona. Our team was chosen for its experience with the municipality and for our ability to aggressively resolve challenging site issues. 

Maintaining a Congruous Community

This project’s development area is located adjacent to a high-end residential golf community with predominately single-story homes. To mitigate the visual impact of the two-story facility from the adjacent neighborhood, the senior care facility was lowered by approximately 10 feet. The team designed a retaining wall system that accommodated multiple levels of landscaping to screen the development from the adjacent residences.

Due to the size of the building and the unusual shape of the lot, fire truck access needed to be maintained around the entire perimeter of the building. To minimize the necessity of required hardscaping construction, the team designed and got city approval of a grasscrete (void-structured concrete) fire lane section capable of supporting 83,000-pound fire truck loading.