For the approximately 300 seniors who watched The Covington Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Aliso Viejo, CA, being planned and constructed over three years, the project represented much more than just a new campus going up; it marked the creation of their new home.
The DPR team that completed this CCRC was well aware of the personal impact the entire design and construction process would have on its end users. That awareness set the tone from the beginning and increased the team's commitment to delivering a top-quality project, on schedule and budget, that met both the tenants' and the owner's needs.
Representative of DPR's increasing foray into the growing senior housing market, The Covington project for Episcopal Homes is a multi-building retirement community that provides a full continuum of care for seniors. The 460,000-sq.-ft. complex consists of the following, set within a campus-like atmosphere:
- A separate independent-living facility with 131 resident units, two guest suites and numerous amenities, such as pool, dining hall, full-service kitchen, arts room and fitness center;
- A 30-bed, two-story assisted-living facility;
- A one-story, 24-bed Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)-regulated skilled-nursing facility;
- 24 private cottages; and
- A two-story, below-grade parking structure with 273 stalls.