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Senior community complex at Fort Collins starts

The project to support the growing demand for housing for the elderly in Larimer County sets a “comprehensive health standard” to prioritize the health and well-being of residents.

MorningStar Senior Living, Haselden Real Estate Development and Post-Modern Development project partners have advanced in an 188,000-square-foot community in Fort Collins, on the southwest corner of Cherry Street and North College Avenue.

An initiation ceremony was held on May 3 for the occasion. MorningStar Senior Living at Old Town will offer 160 suites for independent living, assisted living and memory care residents, supporting the growing demand for quality senior housing in Larimer County.

Set at 2.70 acres, MorningStar at Old Town will be the first mixed-use seniors community in Fort Collins and more generally in Colorado to offer free commercial and office space on the first floor for connecting intergenerational. Retail is likely to include banking, dining, and pharmacy. Ideally located in the heart of the historic Old Town, on the last undeveloped plot along College, the project will expertly combine the Old Town’s signature architecture and the historic features of College Avenue.

Developed within the specifications of MorningStar’s Comprehensive Health Standards, the project will offer quality holistic designs that incorporate the latest physical health protections for residents, promote essential mental health features, and place great emphasis on safety. hospitality and comfort. It is expected to open in early 2024.

The co-developers are MorningStar, a Denver-based developer, owner and operator; Haselden Real Estate Development, a subsidiary of Denver-based Haselden Construction, a fully integrated real estate development and investment company; and Post-Modern Development, a Colorado-based real estate developer. MorningStar will act as operator. The new Old Town community represents the fourth joint venture between Haselden and MorningStar and is the second of MorningStar in Fort Collins and the twelfth in Colorado.

“Haselden and MorningStar have a strong history of partnership in industry-leading senior community communities across Colorado,” said Ed Haselden, chairman of the board of Haselden Construction. “We recognize that older people are looking for more than just a community of care, so we use a service-driven, hospitality-driven approach to building a unique living environment that satisfies residents’ desires while providing scalability as they evolve. their care needs “.

“Improving quality seniors’ life choices is an urgent need in Colorado, now more than ever. Our team is committed to protecting seniors and providing the best housing options in their class,” he said. Ken Jaeger, founder and CEO of MorningStar. “This project will help ensure that residents have a lifestyle with amenities, resources and cutting-edge technologies that support well-being.”

“MorningStar in Old Town will be a place for local seniors to build a vibrant community while staying connected to their city. We are excited to celebrate the launch of such an important project after the challenges of the last two years.” said Matt Turner, managing partner of MorningStar. “This project satisfies the desire of older people to stay in their neighborhood, close to family and friends and the amenities they have come to enjoy.” The community will offer studios, one- and two-bedroom suites, as well as adjacent covered parking. As required by health care, assisted residents will receive personalized support with the activities of daily living through 24-hour staff and full-time licensed nurses.

To further promote holistic health and recreation, MorningStar will have a swimming pool, a gym, a therapy room, a business center, a club room, a theater, a memory courtyard and a sun terrace. the dining room. Other features of the property include a set of cutting-edge technologies, such as sanitation stations; contactless taps; bipolar needle tip ionization using HVAC systems; electrostatic sprayers; Far UVC light field; remote login kiosk and health check; antimicrobial countertop surfaces; and teletraining on infection control and mobile alert systems. MorningStar partners with experienced labs to provide fast and accurate test results. Companies involved in the project include Hord Coplan Macht as architects, Haselden as general contractor and Thoma-Holec Interior Design.

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