Homes Retirement Community|
48-50 West Chestnut Street, #400, Lancaster, PA 17603
Location: Lititz, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: Oct 2010 Construction Period: Feb 2011 to Dec
Total Square Feet: 14,255 Site: n/a. Number of
Building Size: First floor, 14,255; total, 14,255 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 19’6”; total, 19’6”.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation/Type 5B.
Foundation: n/a. Exterior Walls: EIFS for canopy, stone
veneer. Roof: Asphalt shingles. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Greenebaum Structures, P.C. - 26-28 Market
Square, #2, Manheim, PA 17545
General Contractors & Cost Estimator: EG Stoltzfus Construction,
LLC - 2127 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Interiors: Godshall Commercial Interiors - 2551 Ponderosa Drive,
Lancaster, PA 17601
This renovation transforms a dated, cool toned and institutional lobby,
mail, and library space into an updated, warm and homelike environment.
The formal dining space was also updated, and a brand new informal cafe
and dining area were constructed to replace the existing outdated
spaces. The overall square footage of renovation totaled approximately
14,255 square feet, and the construction occurred over several phases. A
key challenge throughout the renovation was to keep functions such as
mail delivery, staff support services, dining, and the library available
to the residents that occupied the facility throughout construction.
Serving as a main entrance for residents and prospective residents
alike, the lobby space is a key element for Landis Homes to make a
lasting first impression. The lobby incorporates a raised ceiling with
curving bulkheads, leading the eye into the space and giving it an aura
of spaciousness, a central fireplace and seating area, improved
lighting, and a reception desk easily visible from the main entrance but
not dominant, keeping the focus on the fireplace and seating.
The newly created mail and library space are centrally located within
the resident apartments and dining, as opposed to their former locations
in the lobby and an enclosed room. These spaces are open and inviting,
providing a central gathering space and fostering interaction and sense
of community among residents as they check their mail or enjoy a book at
the library. The library is filled with natural light due to the
addition of windows. Additionally, window seats were provided along the
corridor leading from the lobby to the mail and library area, allowing
natural light to infiltrate the space and providing a place of rest for
residents along a commonly traveled path. An overall concept of the
renovation for both the mail and library areas was to eliminate as many
narrow and/or right angle turns as possible, allowing for better traffic
flow, maneuverability, and safety for the residents.
The dining spaces, both formal and informal, received upgraded finishes,
new equipment, and a greater sense of openness. The formal dining space,
formerly a low, dimly lit space with limited natural light was provided
with new skylights, illuminating the interior of the dining room with
ample natural lighting and giving the space an open feeling above. The
informal dining area and cafe were updated, and the serving line was
reworked to give residents the flexibility of al-a-carte dining and
made-to-order selections. The overall feel of the informal dining space
is a warm, contemporary, and inviting atmosphere for residents to enjoy
the company of each other over a freshly prepared meal.
Daylighting & Skylights: Velux