Laurel Highlands Village Latrobe, PA
This senior citizen housing project consists of 45 rental units, 3 units were designed for seniors with accessibility needs, and 2 units were designed for the hearing impaired. The 4-story, 45,000 square foot wood-framed building is placed on concrete slab-on-grade ground floor and poured gypcrete on wood sub-floor on the top three floors. The building is fully sprinkled and is equipped with life safety systems including a fire alarm and a wireless nurse call system. The building was constructed on a tight 30,000 sqaure foot urban site and was constructed with zero lot lines.
The high efficiency HVAC water source heat pump system, high efficiency hot water tanks, Low E glazing at the resident's apartments and Solarban 60 glazing at the aluminum storefront all make this building very energy efficient. Sota Construction donated CFL light bulbs for each apartment.
On the ground floor, residents are welcomed by a lobby, community room and kitchen, library/arts and crafts room, laundry room and side porch for relaxing and enjoying conversation. A meandering walking trail is part of the beautiful landscaping, and allows for reflection. The building was completed in just 12 months.