MorningStar Lone Tree
MorningStar Senior Living, located within the RidgeGate subdivision and the City of Lone Tree, provides top of the line independent, assisted living, and memory care options for seniors and their families looking for a community that provides companionship, activities, and a sense of place. Morningstar was designed to integrate with RidgeGate, a new-urbanist, mixed use community and avoided the traditional pitfalls of senior care facilities by embracing the larger development and the opportunity to integrate therein. The site was designed to engage all four sides of the project, while activating those streetscapes with the pedestrian experience through outdoor dining terraces, urban plazas, living space balconies fronting the neighborhood, and having the pool and gym face the main boulevard. Additionally, curbless drop off zones and ADA routes were provided to increase access to the adjacent community amenities, such as; the local library, the regional recreation center, and the Lone Tree Arts Center. Two internal and secured courtyards within the building were designed to provide a safe environment for residences to appreciate nature and the experience of Colorado. The result, a project that encourages active aging and neighborhood interaction.