KTGY Announces Vibrant Assisted Living Community
May 19, 2021
810 Pine Avenue in Long Beach Combines Private Rooms with Multiple Outdoor Spaces in a Healthful and Stimulating Environment
KTGY has announced plans for an assisted living community in Long Beach with a mix of private-room retreats and vibrant common areas. The proposed development at 810 Pine Avenue will offer the most up-to-date approaches to assisted-living design, including restful private rooms, in a stimulating environment. Its surrounding neighborhood is in the heart of walkable and transit-rich Long Beach. With 78 rooms, the 10-story building is near a Metro Blue Line stop. Global Premier Development, Inc. is expected to bring the project to the city of Long Beach for approval summer 2021.
“As assisted-living developments quickly evolve, a mix of communal environments – including healthful outdoor space – is as important as private rooms for residents,” said KTGY associate principal Mark Oberholzer, AIA LEED AP. “The members of the community will benefit from living in an accessible, stimulating neighborhood, while enjoying quiet residential units. This plan makes the most of its tight, urban site, creating comfortable exterior spaces, maximized daylighting and integration with its surrounding community, including transportation opportunities.”
The building is a companion to Regency Palms, a mixed-use development next door in an adaptive reuse of a historic office buildings, also designed by KTGY. Together, the two buildings will offer a comprehensive care environment for people needing assistance and memory care.
The new building continues the pedestrian-friendly character of Pine Street, while also creating a large-scale “front porch” element adjacent to the building’s major indoor dining area. The rooftop deck and amenities are an attempt to act as a communal “back yard” for building residents who have left their private yard behind.
Global Premier Development, Inc.
78 assisted-living units of approximately 300- 600 square feet each.
9,000-square foot rooftop garden and terrace with views to the ocean; a grand lobby on the street level; and a second-level 600-square-foot terrace which serves as the building’s front porch.
Other Design Highlights:
The new construction references the materials and geometry of 1920s-era craftsmanship – seen in the adjacent building – in a modern metal-clad facade with perforated panels. The use of glazing is more extensive as is appropriate for the contemporary design, and creates a light-filled atmosphere. This new senior community is planned so residents have vibrant common living areas that combine with the retreat of private rooms to make a home. The walkable neighborhood and its location next to the Los Angeles Metro’s Blue Line connects residents to Downtown Los Angeles and the greater region.