Norstar Development has considerable experience with the development of communities that feature cost effective plans to enhance accessibility, visibility, and universal design features. These programs integrate features and methods that promote universal access of unit features, a visitable path for disabled tenants and visitors, and the promotion of social interactions by allowing residents and visitors to access units and common amenities, whether on their own or with others.
The following are three Developments recently completed or currently under construction highlighting these qualities:
Pinellas Heights, located in Largo, Florida is a 153-unit senior affordable development currently under construction with a January 2014 completion date. All 153 units will be both accessible and visitable.
Venetian Walk, located in Venice, Florida is a 61-unit senior affordable development currently under construction with a completion date in January of 2014. The project will contain the accessibility, visitability, and universal design features required to achieve a LEED Gold certification.
Renaissance Preserve, located in Fort Myers, Florida is a 184-unit, two-phase family project completed in 2010 and 2011. The units contain visitable, accessible, and universal design features, and the site and outdoor areas have been developed with care to increase access for all people.
Below are a few of the specific universal design features and strategies that Norstar employs, which benefit not only future senior residents, but also people of all ages, sizes, and abilities throughout the life of the projects:
Site, Building and Common Area Features