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Vista West brings style to madison’s senior living options

By: Mark Hembree//May 11, 2022//

Vista West brings style to madison’s senior living options

By: Mark Hembree//May 11, 2022//

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As Capri Communities looked for a way to extend its services, a green field on Madison’s west side beckoned.

The result is Vista West, a modern senior-living center that offers independent living and assisted living as well as memory-care apartments.

Just as construction was to ramp up, COVID-19 shut everything down. With the extra time, some design adjustments were made. They led to the addition of:

• A bipolar-ionization enhancement to the HVAC system

• A designated family-quarantine visitation room

• An enlarged parcel room for increased deliveries and storage

• More automatic-door operators, touchless faucets and water-bottle stations

AG Architecture’s chief design officer, Eric Harrmann, said, “We were able to stop and make these changes before learning it the hard way.”

Vista West is a mix of studio apartments and one-bedroom units with kitchenettes. The building wraps around the back of its site to provide a private courtyard. Its main outdoor area has dining spots, a firepit, outdoor kitchens and a pergola overlooking fountains. An adjoining courtyard has a raised-bed garden, a shed and potting bench, a gazebo and walkways for exercise. A rooftop area, “The Capitol Club,” offers a view of the Wisconsin Capitol.

The interior evokes a Northwoods lodge with its wood tones, mixed metals, stone and tiling. Art, antique mirror details and decorative screens reinforce the resort theme.

In the end, the contractor, owner and architect collaborated to solve problems and modify plans to adhere to ensure the project was building according to plan and on schedule and budget.

Harrmann said, “I think the most rewarding piece was working with the City of Madison and the neighbors to be able to build a project everyone was happy with — more than happy, they were excited.

“Madison is a community that’s involved in their surroundings and cares a lot about the structures being built around it, so being able to make those presentations and have a group of neighbors that was very strongly in favor of the project was a pleasant surprise.”

Vista West

Location: Madison

Cost: $33.5 million (construction); $45 million (development)

Start: June 2020

Completion: September 2021

Owner/Developer: Capri Communities

Architect: AG Architecture

Engineers: Pierce Engineers, D’Onofrio Kottke and Associates

General Contractor: Stevens Construction

Submitting Company: PushPoint Marketing

Subcontractors: 4D Exteriorscapes, A&S Plumbing, Ackerman Construction Svcs, ACProducts dba Cabinetworks Group, ACS Services, Aerotek, AMSYSCO, ANI-Midwest Fireproofing & Insulation, Architectural Precast, Atlanta 100, Aurora Erectors, Automatic Entrances of WI, Badgerland Excavating, Badgerland Supply, Best Specialties, Bliffert Lumber & Fuel, Block Iron & Supply, Capitol Mechanical, City Wide Insulation of Green Bay, Custom Display Designs, D & L Specialties, D & S Glass, EcoDec Coatings, ECS Midwest, Electric Construction, Environmental Stoneworks, Exterior Renovations, Federal Rent-A-Fence, Fein Brothers, Foust Foundations, Garage Door Express, Gordy’s Concrete Pumping Service, Graf Concrete, Gypsum Floors, Hard Rock Sawing & Drilling Specialist, Hillcraft of Wisconsin, JF Ahern, Joint Construction Staffing, JWC Building Specialties, Kettle Moraine Appliance & Sleep Center, K.G. Stevens, Klein-Dickert Milwaukee, Kone, L&W Supply, Lycon, Madison Custom Flooring, Maly Roofing, Mid-America Plywood & Lumber, Midwest Construction Materials, Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering, Milwaukee Millwork, Nonn’s Flooring, Parisi Construction, PeopleReady, Poblocki Paving, Primose Custom Designs, QBC, Regency Janitorial Service, Reynolds Rigging & Crane Service, Rural Masonry, Sergenian’s Floor Coverings, Skilled Trades Services, Skyline Steel, Statz Painting & Decorating, Step Up Ceilings, Suburban Drywall, Tailored Living of Madison, The Julien Shade Shop, Titan Formwork Systems, TMS Landscape, Trees on the Move, Trillium Construction Services, Trim Specialties, United Brick & Fireplace, Valiant Products, Weldcorp Mfg., Wickcraft Boardwalks, Wisconsin’s Window Concepts, Zander Solutions

Photo Credit: C&N Photography


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