On September 27th, Landis Homes, a continuing care retirement community in Lititz, PA, held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Learning and Wellness Center. The 103,000 square foot, four-story building will feature a new, larger swimming pool with natural lighting, a state of the art cardio and strength training room with equipment designed for an active aging population and a fitness studio to support group classes. There will be a new space for prayer and meditation. Also planned is an auditorium providing additional space for the Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning® classes and other educational and entertainment programs. The bistro and lounge will offer a new dining venue for residents and their guests. The new building will also feature 22 independent living apartments on the third and fourth floors as well as underground parking.

RGS worked in collaboration with Landis Homes (a continuing care village by Landis Communities) and the project team of RLPS Architects and High Construction Company to help master plan this vision and bring it to reality. RGS performed initial site assessments and feasibility studies to ensure the vision was achievable and taken the project through the Township’s approval process in order to secure the necessary entitlements. This required RGS to secure a zoning variance approval from the Township and a Highway Occupancy Permit (HOP) from PennDOT. Stormwater management design was thoughtfully designed utilizing sustainable and aesthetically pleasing features such as rain gardens.

RGS Associates is an award-winning consulting firm of registered landscape architects and civil engineers who provide their clients with creative site design and entitlement services beginning with initial feasibility investigations and continuing through project construction. Founded in 1993, RGS specializes in the thoughtful design of retirement communities, commercial centers, residential neighborhoods, and urban centers located throughout central Pennsylvania.