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The Evolution of A Senior Housing Model: Hybrid Homes™ 2.0

Hybrid homes™ evolved as a new senior housing model that enabled providers to incrementally add independent housing with more flexible financing options and the potential for a la carte service offerings with a higher density footprint than stand-alone cottages. This model appeals to consumers for its outdoor connections, emphasis on natural light and appealing amenities…

Hybrid Homes™: The Best of Both Worlds

Emerging ideas in architecture and interior design are creating new models of independent living, pushed by baby boomer seniors who don’t want to sacrifice their lifestyles and love of outdoor spaces to move into a senior living community.  One design solution that has been popping up at communities across the county is the hybrid homes™—built…

Hybrid Homes

Hybrid Homes™ Hybrid homes are a new senior housing model that allow providers to incrementally add independent living with more flexible financing options and the potential for a la carte services in a higher density footprint than stand-alone cottages. The hybrid model is unique to each community, but these homes are all about the corner…

The Villas at RiverMead Hybrid Homes

The Villas at RiverMead provide a new hybrid homes™ option that complements the existing cottages and apartments.  Taking advantage of the site contours so that the parking level is tucked into the hillside, the four-story hybrid buildings reinforce the residential scale of the campus. The two buildings include 12 corner villas, four on each floor….

SPRING / SUMMER CONFERENCES 2019

Spring is a busy time for conferences at RLPS.  It’s a great opportunity for sharing ideas, learning new things and connecting with our clients and business associates.  Please let us know if you will be attending any of the upcoming conferences so that we can say hello. THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED! Pennsylvania Association of…

Springwell Apartments

We began with a planning initiative focused on expansion to help this senior living rental community meet a growing demand for larger apartments with a second bedroom or den and more modern amenities.  The design result was The Homestead, a 144,000 square-foot four-story apartment building and a two-story commons building. This expansion project added 99…

MPRS – Big Living In Small Spaces

The old adage “Bigger is Better” is not necessarily true as it relates to housing for seniors.  Gregg Scott, FAIA, Partner Emeritus at RLPS and Ric Myers, Director of Marketing at Willow Valley Communities assert that the size of an independent living unit, either free-standing or within a larger building, is not the determining factor…

Tying up the life of a legend: architect C. Emlen Urban

C. Emlen Urban Series – Final Installment Cassius Emlen Urban’s 53-year career was nothing short of extraordinary and his contributions were immeasurable.  He singlehandedly introduced Lancastrians to a new vocabulary of bold and sometimes uncomfortable architectural styles.  Prior to Urban’s arrival in 1884, red and brown tones comprised the downtown Lancaster color palette and the…