Five Knolls 55+ Community

Five Knolls is a master-planned community located in the scenic hills of Santa Clarita, 30 miles from Los Angeles. The new community is scheduled to include six distinctive new neighborhoods including an independent senior housing community of 154 homes. Community is the key concept for this portion of the larger development—in addition to the residences, the site will be home to a new Senior Center and a YMCA.

 

As part of an agreement with the City, the developer offered a six-acre parcel for much-need community facilities. The existing YMCA and Senior Center were both busy but outdated social centers that had reached their capacity to serve this growing community. Surrounded by a landscaped greenbelt and linked by a pedestrian pathway, the 39,000-square-foot YMCA and 31,000-square-foot Senior Center share nearly 400 parking spaces, which will provide ample room for visitors.

 

Co-locating the new community facilities at Five Knolls, adjacent to the senior housing, creates a synergy of uses that reinforces the intergenerational nature of the entire development, and is particularly supportive of its senior population. The opportunity to engage the wider community, just a short walk from home is a positive benefit for senior residents and it is also a plus for the community, who benefits from the contribution of still vital seniors.

Location
Santa Clarita, CA
Client
Brookfield Residential
Synergy Land + Development
Size
17 Acres
31,400 sf Senior Center
35,000 sf YMCA
Units
154
Density
Senior Housing – 9  du/acre
Type
Type V

NAHB 50+ Housing Council
Best On-the-Boards – Attached

NAHB 50+ Housing Council
Best On-the-Boards – Detached