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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
INDEPENDENT LIVING

Wilbur Chocolate Factory Multi-use Redevelopment LITITZ, PA.
Submitted by: RLPS Architects LANCASTER, PA.
Project category: Project-in-progress
Chief administrator: Jonathan Hollinger, president and CEO, Pleasant
View Communities
Firm: RLPS Architects, www.rlps.com
Design team: RLPS Architects (architect and interior designer); RGS
Associates (civil engineer); Wohlsen Construction (general contractor);
MacIntosh Engineering (structural engineer, Lofts); Reese Hackman
(MEP engineer, Lofts); Alderson Engineering Inc. (MEP engineer, 48 on
the Park and Hotel); Providence Engineering (structural engineer, 48 on
the Park and Hotel)
Photography: Nathan Cox Photography; renderings by RLPS Architects
Number/type of housing units: 32 independent living apartments, 48
(non-age-restricted) condos
Total building area (sq. ft.): 68,635 (new); 134,653 (renovation)
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $227 (new); $219 (renovation)
Total construction cost (excluding land): $15.8 million (new); 29.5
million (renovation)
Completion: March 2021

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Supplement to Environments for Aging

When the nearby Wilbur
Chocolate Factory complex came
up for sale, Pleasant View leadership recognized the opportunity
for introducing a satellite 55+ community. The location, in the thriving
downtown of Lititz, Pa. and in close
proximity to the existing Pleasant
View campus, was optimum. However, reinventing the 11-acre former

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factory complex required more
capital commitment, debt capacity
and development expertise than a
mid-sized, not-for-profit life plan
community could provide.
Rather than abandoning the idea
altogether, Pleasant View partnered
with a local development company
to take the lead on this multi-use
project. Anchored by the iconic
Wilbur Chocolate Factory, which
has been repurposed into a boutique hotel, marketplace, restaurant,
and luxury condominiums, the
complex will also be home to The
Lofts at Lititz Springs, Pleasant View
Communities' new satellite housing
option.
Minutes from the main campus,
the Lofts will offer access to all
Pleasant View amenities and
services, including its full range of
at home and inpatient healthcare
services. Residents of the 32-unit
apartment building are just steps
away from town parks, restaurants,
shops, and special events. Additionally, The Lofts has a gathering area
on each floor including a fitness
center, library, and business center,
as well as underbuilding parking
and a rooftop amenity with an
outdoor kitchen and birds-eye views
of the downtown.
The Lofts building is designed


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