Designed as a senior housing development providing lifestyle living opportunities for seniors 55+, The Legends of Cottage Grove community is a four-story building that features 184 affordable senior apartments conveniently located near parks, shopping, and restaurants. The building will take advantage of an existing vacant lot for its design. A majority of the resident parking is located below the building in an enclosed parking garage, with guest parking and additional resident parking provided in an auto court at the front of the building.
The large size of the building is broken down into welcoming scales via carefully composed “vignettes,” plus a porte cochere that identifies the front entry.
Illuminated vaulted ceilings and glassy corners are the first
experience upon approaching the site. The architectural elements that make up each facade relate to each other in a hierarchy that helps potential residents make sense of the building upon arrival.
The building features a library, clubroom, social room, fitness room, theater, salon, and outdoor gathering spaces. The exterior design of the building takes cues from the American Arts and Crafts movement, characterized by expressive trim and structural elements such as eave brackets, built-up columns, an ornamental entry canopy and trellis.