Client Royal Oaks Life Care Community
Location Sun City, Arizona
Scope Two-story, 56-unit memory care facility

Friendship House at Royal Oaks

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

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


Royal Oaks Friendship House is a two-story, 56-unit memory care facility with a secure outdoor amenity area for the residents, located in an existing 36-acre community. This project has several development challenges, including limited remaining development space, inadequate drainage structures, infrastructure systems at capacity, and multiple required governmental agency approvals for obtaining building permits.  Our team was selected because of our previous successful work within the community.

This project required demolition of the existing aging townhomes, surface landscape retention basin, utility infrastructure, and roadway improvements. The team designed new utility infrastructure and drainage facilities, which required negotiating approval of a new underground retention system installation. The team also redesigned the interior streets to accommodate fire access for emergency vehicles.  

Previous Site Development Projects

Health and Wellness Center

  • State of art kitchen
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Outdoor activities area

Illingworth Assisted Living Center

  • Three-story, 59-unit assisted living / nursing care center with outdoor amenity area

Garden Homes

  • 16 single-story independent living town homes

Parking Garage

  • Freestanding four-story parking garage for residents, guest and staff