Glasswater Creek of Whitestown is a gateway affordable housing community in a multi-generational development within Whitestown, Indiana. Glasswater Creek is meant to set the bar for all affordable housing in Boone County and to push the extremes of a hospitality/residential synergy to create grand opportunities for residents living on a budget in suburban Indianapolis. Glasswater Creek lies in a residential hub with single family and multi-family homes surrounding it and connectivity to the Anson commercial district. Residents can shop, dine, and receive medical services within their own community while also interacting with non-residents in the nearby businesses, homes, and adjacent parks. This connectivity to the surrounding community provides an extension of home that isolated communities do not include.
The design aesthetic is a hybrid of the surrounding community. The 4-story height is close to the roof heights of many surrounding homes and an adjacent apartment development and hotel. The three-color palette is reminiscent of the surrounding homes to the east with wood-look siding and focused color elements used to break down the scale of the façade materials. The colors were chosen to create a ‘“wow “factor from the local neighborhood and from Interstate 65 where the building is visible. Creating a high-profile community means that more citizens can see and experience the building while also providing residents a welcoming environment in which to live.
This beautiful community offers 101 residential care apartments (studios and one bedroom units) and 25 independent living one-bedroom apartments. Using accessible, sustainable, and aesthetically appealing features, Glasswater Creek is a total success with a long wait list.
Inspiration for the design style comes from the surrounding Whitestown community. The three-color palette is similar to the residential homes immediately east of Glasswater. Colors and materials were chosen to create a “wow” factor from the local neighborhood and from the adjacent I-65.
Integration features include a community room available for hosting events of interest to the general public. The facility also has a putting green, courtyard, and walking trails connecting to the neighborhood and a nearby park.
Amenities include a movie theater, fitness area, wellness center, community room, restaurant, internet/café bistro, general store, salon, library, lounges, sitting area, walking trails, gazebo, patio, and a putting green. A focus on overall wellness is applied throughout the campus.