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possible for smaller facilities. For example,
Elliott says The Woodlands project, with only
24 residents per floor, didn't justify a designated staff elevator, so designers instead
added a trash chute in the building and
staff and residents share the same elevators. The Trousdale project, which will house
125 total units when it opens this year, will
feature both a separate service elevator, to
transport larger items and resident furniture during move in/out, and a dumbwaiter,
which will go from the main kitchen to a
space adjacent to the household kitchen on
the memory care floors.
The smaller floor plates on multistory
buildings can also dictate staffing models,
with some employees assigned to cover two
floors. "It's a push-pull of the right size floor
plate for the site versus the right size floor
plate that works for staffing," Denton says.
Regulations and building codes can
present their own set of challenges, too. For
example, Elliott says there's a tendency for
regulators to extend the code requirements
of AL and skilled
nursing into the
mixed-use areas
of a multistory
building when
there's a possibility that those residents may access
that space. Moving forward, Elliott says the industry needs a
clear demarcation between a regulated environment and an environment that's occasionally used by skilled nursing residents.
Addressing these different challenges in
a multistory environment can also mean assembling a project team that looks different
from those for other senior living projects,
with additional consultants for elevators,
structural engineering, and fire/safety. Also,
codes dictate different building materials,
such as steel or concrete, for multistory
construction, instead of the wood materials
that are acceptable on lower buildings. This
might require firms to draw in additional staff
with experience in these areas. "It's all about
finding the right people," Denton says.

As prospective
residents seek mixeduse settings, designers
say the multistory
trend is here to stay.

Eyes on the future
Designers agree the multistory trend is here
to stay, as more prospective residents seek
mixed-use settings where they can have easy
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