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Ladera del Norte | Affordable

Phoenix, Arizona


Client: Cardon Development Group
Acres: 1.58
Units: 30
Density: 15.79 Dwelling Units/Acre
Affordable Senior Housing
Status: Complete

Ladera del Norte is a unique 30-unit independent living community that provides seniors with affordable housing, although a portion of the units are reserved for victims of elder abuse. In order to provide a secure living environment, the community is fully gated. Visitors gain access by permit, while the management offices are situated upon approach of the site to provide an additional barrier to anyone entering the community.

The community is nestled into the base of the North Mountain Preserve, and blends beautifully with the Sonora backdrop. The two residential buildings are oriented to take advantage of the mountainside perch offering splendid views overlooking downtown Phoenix or the adjacent desert landscape. Great care also went into the positioning of the one-bedroom units to maximize the surrounding views through large picture windows in each living room.

Common areas encourage residents to gather and interact with one another, increasing their sense of place and belonging to the community. The Community Center allows residents to entertain friends and neighbors with a kitchen, great room and outdoor patio. The site also offers ample open space consisting of courtyards, meandering walkways, seating areas and lush landscaping.

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