The Wind Crest Erickson Community is an active-lifestyle Continuing Care Retirement Community located near the Rocky Mountains in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The Campus is made up of three neighborhoods that house 4 to 5 Residential Buildings (RB) each and 1 Community Building (CB) each. The build-out of the campus master plan sits on 88 acres and includes 18 buildings and spreads over 2 million SF.
Challenges of the project include working around the historic Highline Canal, which bisects the campus land bay. In doing so, the developer committed to preserving natural habits adjacent to the canal channel, thereby turning a development obstacle into a campus amenity. The Canal was also utilized as a scenic connection between neighborhoods, as a 100-foot enclosed glass bridge unites Neighborhoods 1 and 2 over the Canal. The Canal also has trails connecting the site to the rest of Denver, allowing residents to tour beautiful Colorado outdoors in their own backyard while enjoying amazing views of the Rockies and Downtown Denver.
Outdoor common areas are just as important as the interior ones at Wind Crest. Residents are able to socialize while soaking up the beautiful Colorado weather and enjoy the views of the beautiful landscaping and mountains in the background.
Each of the distinct on-campus restaurants offers its own ambiance and menus with wide varieties. Whether residents prefer a quiet sit-down dinner, a lively evening with friends and neighbors, or a casual bite on the go, they have convenient access to any of those.
There’s no shortage of amenities for Wind Crest residents. Every amenity can be conveniently accessed through indoor passageways, so weather will never prohibit residents from enjoying all that Wind Crest has to offer.