As part of the Wilbur Chocolate Factory redevelopment, Pleasant View Communities is introducing The Lofts at Lititz—a satellite 55+ community. The location, in the thriving downtown of Lititz, Pennsylvania, shares the former factory complex site with a boutique hotel, marketplace, restaurant and luxury condominiums.
Downtown Hybrid Homes
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 hybrid apartment building are just steps away from town parks, restaurants, shops, and special events. Additionally, The Lofts building has a gathering area on each floor including a fitness center, library, and business center. Under building parking is a plus for this micro-urban site, which also works well for the rooftop amenity featuring an outdoor kitchen and seating areas with birds-eye views of the downtown.
Respecting the Site’s History
The Lofts building is designed to emulate the reinvented factory structure using a consistent architectural language and materials so that when completed it will seem as though it has always been there. This building, which replaces former open surface parking, will help the Wilbur complex create a continuous streetscape and further engage with the downtown. Painted stenciled signage on the brick façade will echo the Wilbur Chocolate mark on the original building. Likewise, the residences will maintain an industrial aesthetic, featuring exposed brick walls, wooden beams and flooring, and open floor plans.
Part of Mixed-Use Development
Shared resources such as overflow parking, site utilities, and services maximize the limited site area and ease the impact of these additions into the town. Reinvention of the decommissioned, 100+ year old, chocolate factory complex into a multi-use development will provide an appealing, downtown senior living model that functions as a good architectural neighbor to the well-established fabric of downtown Lititz.Learn More About Hybrid Homes