RGS has a long-standing and trusting relationship with Messiah Lifeways. For over a decade, we have collaborated on a variety of projects at both Messiah Village and Mount Joy Country Homes. Most recently, RGS has been part of the design team for Project Envision, a long-term master plan and repositioning of approximately 10-acres in the heart of the 80-acre Messiah Village community.
In October 2015 a ceremonial groundbreaking was held as Phase One of Project Envision commenced. The $77 million expansion will create 84 independent living apartments, 26 personal care homes, and 32 relocated skilled care beds.
The first phase of the project razed 16 cottages in order to redesign the main entrance drive and construct Village Square, an independent living apartment building with underground parking. The personal care and skilled care addition required the reconfiguration of access drives, parking and utilities. The project includes a variety of amenities such as a wellness center, pool and enrichment center to improve the services offered.
Sustainable design elements such as rain gardens, porous paving, and a sub-surface detention system were incorporated into a comprehensive stormwater design for the campus infill project. These facilities will provide both water quality and infiltration of the stormwater runoff.