Paradise Village Retirement Community – by Generations Development, LLC
Approved by City Council – December 19, 2006
The applicant was approved to build a retirement “community” for residents 55 and older on a property adjacent to Paradise Valley Hospital. The development will include a total of 497 residential units, including one building for assisted living residents and six buildings for independent living residents. The project also includes a Village Square building that will include amenities for the community residents, such as an Olympic-length pool, fitness center, credit union, auditorium, beauty salon, offices, and other facilities.
The project site is on approximately twelve acres located between 4th and 8th Streets within National City. Surrounding uses include Paradise Valley Hospital to the west, a private school campus and single- and multi-family housing to the east, a single-family neighborhood to the north, and multi-family residential to the south.
This project is currently under construction and continually updated photos of the project progress are available on the site's website: http://www.liveatparadise.com .
The proposed independent congregate units will be divided between six separate buildings. Each of these buildings include four (4) floors of residential units over ground level parking. Each building also includes skybridges connecting the units on the upper levels. The skybridges connect all the buildings, providing an interior connection from the southernmost building on 8th Street to the northern end of the property.
The assisted living units are all proposed within one building located on the north end of the site along 4th Street. This building is similar in style, but includes only four floors of units with no parking in the building. These units are proposed to accommodate those residents with a higher level of care.
The Village Square is a three-story building that will provide social amenities and services for the residents. As this building is a centerpiece of the development and is more visible from 4th Street, the design is similar in style and materials but includes additional architectural features such as a clock tower and arched arcade walkway along the front of the building. This building is also connected to both the independent units and assisted units via skybridges.
Other significant site improvements include several open space amenities for residents, including putting greens, multiple fire pits and gazebos, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, community gardens, and a village pond/detention basin.
In addition to the ornamental on-site landscaping, the pedestrian and vehicular site entrances will be more distinctly and heavily landscaped. There is an emphasis on the perimeter of the property and a percentage of the trees along street frontages will consist of larger, specimen trees (more mature trees). Several community gardens are proposed throughout the site for residents use. The landscape plans include a water theme that is carried throughout the site. This is visible in a main entry fountain, a common area waterfall and pond, several smaller water features, and a “stream” that runs from the Village Square to a detention pond.