Does wellness make business sense as a development objective? How have developers pursued this objective? What has the market response been? And how have developers measured their success?
To answer these questions, Building for Wellness: The Business Case highlights 13 projects of varying product type and scale that were developed with health and wellness in mind. Two of the featured projects are 2012 ULI Housing Awards winners:
- The Century Building, Pittsburgh, PA (TREK Development Group)
- Via Verde, New York, NY (Phipps Houses, Jonathan Rose Companies)
In addition a third featured project was developed by Terwilliger Center National Advisory Board member Robert M. Sharpe:
- Rancho Sahuarita, Tucson, AZ (Sharpe & Associates, Inc.)
Building for Wellness is the latest report release from ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative. In a series of profiles, Building for Wellness explores each project by having the developers share their motivation for incorporating a variety of health and wellness features, how these features factored into the overall development and operations process, and how the market has responded.
Interested in learning more about the connection between residential development and health? Plan to join the Terwilliger Center in Denver next month for our Housing Opportunity 2014: Healthy Housing, Healthy Places conference!