The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Assisted Living celebrated its grand opening last month in Somerville, Massachusetts and was attended by local and state dignitaries that came to praise the grand opening of this 99 unit facility.
As the first assisted living facility in the country to use HUD 202 funding for construction of a senior living complex with assisted living units onsite, the VNA facility creatively and successfully obtained funding from 18 different agencies.
With 144 prefabricated modules used in its structure, the unique facility was completed on schedule even while facing significant constraints including a tight construction site, busy location, and restrictions on the delivery time and routes of the modules from Canada.
Sustainable design and construction was utilized in this project with the inclusion of a co-generation system, solar panels and rain water collection for sanitary water reuse.
“We greatly value the contributions of the architect, Chia-Ming Sze, and the CEO of the VNA, Linda Cornell” said Garth Johnson, Principal and Account Executive in charge of Cutler’s Senior Living division. “With their vision, expertise and cooperation, we completed a facility that offers senior living housing that is unique and affordable to the local community.”