Heather Gardens is an age-qualified community for active independent adults. The 2,400-unit complex is located in the city of Aurora, Colorado and has its own metropolitan district, which owns and operates a golf course, community center, recreation facilities and maintenance shops.
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designed an addition and renovation to the existing 31,000-s.f. community center, expanding it to a total of 50,136 s.f. An extensive public process was used to engage homeowners in the design. The bond issue was then put to a vote, which passed with more than 75 percent in favor of proceeding. The updated facility includes a new main lobby, lounge, reception desk, auditoriums, fitness area, pool with deck, locker rooms, saunas, administrative offices, boardroom/conference room, and arts and crafts area. Renovated spaces include the restaurant lobby, banquet hall, bar, kitchen and pro shop.