Greenhouse Village, a new 55-plus community in BozemanAug 03 2016 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN MONKS, Residential, Wood Frame ·0
There is a new wave of “baby boomers” who are looking for housing solutions that allow them to age in place while maintaining an active lifestyle in Montana. According to the current data from the Population Reference Bureau report and the U.S. Census Bureau, the youngest of the 76 million boomers have begun turning 50 in 2014 and 10,000 boomers per day will turn 65 from now through 2030. These demographics alone are driving the increased demand for 55-plus communities. The concept has gotten an even bigger boost in recent years as more boomers find themselves sitting on an empty nest in an active housing market.
Greenhouse Village is a new 55-plus community bringing 10 single-family condominiums that are approximately 2,300 square feet in size to the Southside neighborhood in Bozeman. Prugh & Lenon Architects took on the role as lead designers and project managers for this redevelopment project. Nishkian Monks served as the structural design consultant providing development and design of the structural system, construction administration, and special inspection of the building design collaborating with general contractor Tim Dean Construction.
The project utilized two unique single-family housing units, with two distinguished rooflines – pitched roof lines and shed roof lines – which were reused throughout the development site. The buildings (units) are two-story single residential homes with two-car attached garages. These structures are constructed utilizing wood frame construction and founded on conventional concrete strip/spread footings. Each unit is separately permitted with a designated drawing and calculation set.
Marketed as a “55-plus retirement and active adult community,” the Greenhouse Village is a housing project and not your typical senior rest home development. As the name implies, residents of 55-plus communities must be over the age of 55. Located just 12 blocks away from historic Main Street, Greenhouse Village residents can enjoy the liveliness of downtown living yet the location of these homes feel quiet and private. The Gallagator Linear Trail section of the Main Street to the Mountains trail runs through the east side of the community leading directly to Peets Hill a popular walking area, to the public library and to downtown. If you live at the Greenhouse Village, you’d have at your disposal a variety of amenities– hiking, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, opera, art walks, Shakespeare in the Park and the Museum of the Rockies– all enveloped in the aura of glamorous Big Sky Country. This redevelopment along the Gallagator Trail and Bozeman Creek is not only one of the best assets in this part of town, but it is also much needed in Bozeman as the city attempts to produce enough housing to meet the demand.