Piper Trail Main Street Rendering

The Future of Social Independence

PROJECT

Piper Trail, Lutheran Life Villages

 

LOCATION

Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

SIZE

Piper Trail Campus, 12 acres

Piper Trail Clubhouse, 4,390 SF

COMPONENTS

48 single family, one-and-two bedroom homes ranging from 1,140-1,520 square feet.

Piper Trail, a 12-acre neighborhood, is positioned within Inverness Centre in southwest Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Walking and biking paths will connect 48 single-family homes to shopping, recreation, and surrounding neighborhoods. Residents have the option of eight different cottage styles, which include one-and-two-bedroom homes ranging from 1,140 – 1,520 square feet and attached garages. Pocket neighborhoods are a growing development model that clusters cottage-scaled homes gathered around a shared common ground within a larger community. While helping to maintain resident independence, this model has been proven to foster meaningful neighborly relationships and increase socialization. Piper trail offers residential living and support appealing to active adults not interested in traditional life-plan models.

View the construction progress here.

Team Leader

Dodd Kattman

Dodd Kattman

AIA, LEED AP, Principal

The renovated Piper Trail Clubhouse is the social focal point of the new "pocket neighborhood" at Piper Trail.

The Piper Trail Clubhouse Renovation involved the reconfiguration of Lutheran Life Villages’ (LLV) existing Adult Day Services facility to allow for the continuation of excellent services for day services clients along with the creation of a new Clubhouse as a social focal point for the emerging senior “pocket neighborhood” at Piper Trail. The Clubhouse includes an activities center, bistro, fireplace, fitness room, and outdoor patio.

Like all LLV community spaces, the Clubhouse is warm and inviting, with unique design details. For example, the wood beam that serves as the mantel for the fireplace focal point is made of reclaimed wood sourced from Lutheran Life Villages CEO Alex Kiefer’s barn. It’s little touches and the stories behind them that set LLV apart from the rest. That is certainly the case with the Clubhouse at Piper Trail.

Piper Trail Clubhouse, Fort Wayne, IN, Pocket Neighborhood