Silver Sage Senior Apartments is a senior-restricted development, available to residents age 55 and above. All of the units will be affordable to seniors at or below 50% of area median income. The project consists of 58 units on a 2-acre site directly east of the Neil Road Community Center and adjacent to the Mariposa Charter School. CFA was responsible for land use entitlements, civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture.
Project amenities include a seating area on Neil Road with sidewalk widening and associated landscaping, trellis shade structure, shuffleboard court, tables, benches, barbeques, fountain, raised planters, promenade walkway and perimeter walkways. Concrete surfacing is colored with patterned scoring. The landscape plan incorporates three existing Siberian Elm trees into the design for immediate shade in pedestrian seating areas. The interior courtyard includes formal plantings along the promenade and immediate patio areas. Plant massing and types will complement the Spanish-style building architecture. The fountain, site furnishings, trellis design and raised planters are all consistent with the Spanish theme.
Phase I of this project, which consists of 36 senior affordable rental units, was completed in June 2011. Phase II construction started in winter 2011 and a grand opening was held on October 4, 2011.
This project was awarded the Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Nevada Chapter in 2011.