September 25, 2012
By Joey Kirchmer
Residents of a senior living community are set to show off a renovation project that recently was completed.
Community members are being invited to check out the new $9.8 million clubhouse at Heather Gardens, located off Interstate 225 and Parker Road. The open house event, slated for the afternoon of Sept. 28, will include a food tasting from several restaurants, among other things. Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan will also be on hand to make some remarks.
The event is purely a ceremonial affair. Work on the new clubhouse wrapped up in May. Demolition and cleanup of the old clubhouse, landscaping and installing of tennis courts and a picnic pavilion continued through the summer.
The new Heather Gardens Clubhouse is approximately 20,000 square feet larger than the old one, featuring a new indoor pool, a new golf pro shop, new tennis courts, an updated restaurant and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The center also provides a larger auditorium, more class and activity spaces and a lounge terrace with outdoor seating.
Residents here voted in favor of the community center in 2010 on the promise that the new center would reshape the image of Heather Gardens and restore its position as one of the premier adult communities in the metro area.
In all, 10 restaurants will provide food for the sampling, including Applebee’s, Blossoms, Carrabba’s, El Lucerito, Harvard Square, Legends, Noonan’s, Olive Garden, Sam’s No. 3 and Village Inn.
The open house is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way. Admission is free.
Norris Design's team, lead by John Birkey
, provided the landscape architecture services for the redesign.
To see the landscape architecture plan graphic developed by Norris Design, click here
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