PA Retirement Community Completes Affordable Expansion

The $10 million project added 48 rental units for residents 62 and over to the existing Windy Hill Village, which houses 179 people.

Windy Hill Village

Presbyterian Senior Living has completed the expansion of the 48-unit Windy Hill Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 55 and over, located in Philipsburg, Pa. The new $10 million building will offer mostly affordable units for residents 62 and over. 

The four-story property is located at 100 Dogwood Drive, roughly 140 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh. The energy-efficient building, which is part of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS+) certification program, broke ground in May 2017 and features 37 one- and 11 two-bedroom units.

Eight of the 48 units will be market-rate, with rent prices between $850 and $1,100. The remaining 40 units will be affordable, targeting residents with incomes ranging from a minimum of $8,240 for a 20 percent income qualified unit to $49,440 for a 60 percent income qualified unit. Monthly rents for the affordable units vary between $309 for a 20 percent unit and $1,113 for a 60 percent, two-bedroom unit.

Affordable Passive House Design

Before the expansion, Windy Hill Village provided living space, personal care, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, along with affordable housing options for 179 people. The senior community received $7.7 million in tax credits from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

The energy-efficient addition includes sustainable features, such as:

  • continuous insulation through the building without thermal bridging
  • high-performance, triple-paned windows and doors
  • stormwater management
  • Energy Star rated equipment
  • low and no-VOC products to increase air quality
  • low-flow fixtures for water conservation
  • efficient LED lighting systems

“The new concept will provide excellent resident comfort, long-term sustainability for the building and lower operating costs for our current and future residents,” said Jeff Davis, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Presbyterian Senior Living, in prepared remarks. 

Image courtesy of Presbyterian Senior Living 

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