Part of Landis Communities, Steeple View Lofts is a 36-unit rental complex designed for active adults, age 55 and older that offers city loft rentals to those wanting to live in the heart of vibrant downtown Lancaster, PA.
The building, at 118 North Water Street, was developed by Zamagias Properties, headquartered in Pittsburgh. Zamagias is engaged in a broad range of business ventures including real estate development and management, healthcare resource management technology, banking and finance, and energy development. In addition to the residential rental units, the first floor features retail space with tenants such as Miesse Candies and Friendship Heart Gallery. These will be open to the public.
Why did Landis Communities do this?
In the summer of 2008, we began our strategic planning with a period of listening. Our board and management contacted over 150 stakeholders in Landis Homes, asking questions about our strengths and potential for improvement. One strong theme heard from stakeholders was to develop urban active adult living options in Lancaster City, including options for those from a wide variety of economic situations. This is our first step in this effort. In addition, state and federal leaders are encouraging aging services providers to offer a wider selection of services specifically designed to keep people in their homes for as long as possible.
What kind of lofts are available?
One and two bedroom apartment units ranging in size from less than 800 square feet to more than 1,100 square feet. Our goal is to provide comfortable and affordable finishes in the apartments and large common areas.
Is this low-income housing?
No; Landis Communities is working on projects across a wide spectrum of costs, and Steeple View Lofts will provide rental lofts at market rates in downtown Lancaster.
Is this a health care facility?
No; however, renters may choose to purchase services of Landis At Home, a licensed Home Care agency, offering personal care and support services to persons in their homes. Services are provided by carefully trained home care aides and homemakers. Although these services are available, these apartments are designed to appeal to those not desiring nursing care.
Since Landis Communities is nonprofit, will Steeple View pay taxes?
Steeple View will pay property taxes to the city, school district, and county.