Beach Terrace Memory Care transformed a single lot, which was considered a neighborhood blight, into a vibrant mixed-use space for the community. The odd shaped-triangular lot, just over an acre and sandwiched between an irrigation channel and an arterial road, contained unsightly elements and was an eyesore to the neighborhood. Now, a community gem, the Beach Terrace Memory Care in Stanton, California—a 66-unit, 110 beds facility—serves the ‘missing middle market’ of Orange County. The three-story, 90,000-square-foot center highlights comfortable community living in a cozy home-like setting.
True to its promise, since its inauguration, the facility is now home to elderly members experiencing memory challenges who can enjoy the well-designed living areas and terraces that connect with the outside. The individual rooms and common living areas also reflect the theme of comfort, expansiveness, and freedom, essential for those suffering from memory challenges. The facility reflects the “architecture of happiness” inside and out.
The overarching goal was to develop a fully accessible facility, exuding a community atmosphere with opportunities for indoor-outdoor living. Exceeding the initial set goals, the final project offers comfortable living with a mix of spacious units and a unique and elegant look and feel.
Located along the busy Beach Blvd, the mixed-use infill project features a public plaza and 5,000 square feet of commercial space. A café, pharmacy, and reception office open into the public plaza, which serves the local community.
This project’s amenities and lifestyle features have been focused on enriching the lives of its occupants. The fully accessible design provides residents and their caregivers with easy-to-navigate spaces designed for small groups of units, with three wings per floor.