The Longwood at Oakmont, an independent retirement community in the Pittsburgh, PA area, has recently begun construction on the fourth phase of its $70 million dollar expansion project. The next phase called the Grandview at Longwood is a 89-unit apartment building that has been registered to be LEED certified when completed. The project should be one first LEED certified senior housing projects in Pennsylvania.
The facility will included an underground parking garage, restaurant and a wellness center offering exercise and nutrition classes. The cost for the 250,000 square foot property is approximately $40 million and each of the units is approximately 1,700 square feet and is expected to be completed in 2010. The architects at Reese Lower Patrick & Scott designed the master plan and is handling the work for the LEED design. While the LEED designation should be commended, will seniors have higher rents than other area projects and be willing to pay more for being “green”?
For more information on the LEED Pittsburgh Senior Housing Project, click here.