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Jurors lauded Rose Villa's community concept
and the creation of the Main Street gathering
area that's open to the surrounding community,
as well. "This project was [an Award of Merit]
winner two years ago before it was built and is
still a winner," one juror commented.
The renovation project includes a multiphased
approach that will eventually replace or remodel
all 70-plus existing buildings at Rose Villa and
includes green touches to protect the environment for its nature-loving residents. "In the next
phase, we're looking at doing one block of
housing as a net-zero site," McRoberts says,
adding that a second phase of cottage homes
is also planned and in high demand. "I've been
designing senior living projects for 30 years and
many of them are pretty isolated. Rose Villa is an
example of an integrated community, which is
very appealing to me." EFA

STEVE WANKE PHOTOGRAPHY (RESIDENCE); RLPS ARCHITECTS (SITE PLAN)

Sara O. Marberry is a healthcare design writer,
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Evanston, Ill. She can be reached at sara@
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had grown used to walking longer distances to
get to their cars and wanted to keep them secondary to the pedestrian and garden elements
of the community.
Other goals for the project were to create a
sense of arrival, provide "third place" spaces
for people to gather and interact, and make
Rose Villa an extension of the surrounding
community. These were realized by developing
a Town Center and Main Street located at the
top of the site, looking down over the gardens
and pocket neighborhoods to the Willamette
River below. "Rose Villa feels just like part of
the neighborhood," McRoberts says, adding
that the small scale, downtown feeling appeals
to many seniors, especially baby boomers,
who don't like the idea of being isolated outside the main community.

Above: Each pocket neighborhood has five to seven
cottage homes, ranging in size from 820 to 1,222
square feet, organized around an intimate garden
setting to promote a close-knit sense of community.
Right: The cottage residences have open floor
plans that maximize daylight and views in multiple
directions. Rather than "turning their back" to
neighbors, the active rooms of the homes, including
the main living areas and front porches, face the
common courtyards outside.
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