City builds to improve senior housing at Titusville Towers
Plans are moving forward for first floor additions to the Titusville Towers, an assisted living facility in Downtown Titusville. Including a library, laundry and office space, the additions will be done in two phases.
The Titusville Towers, an assisted living facility at 405 Indian River Ave., has been a fixture in the city’s downtown district since it was built in 1970.
The 120 unit high-rise on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon offers an affordable living option for low to moderate income seniors. The properties are owned by the Housing Authority of the City of Titusville.
However, the towers are nearly 50 years old and expansions are moving through the city’s approval process for construction.
“The city is always looking to upgrade and the properties needed improvements,” said Timothy Ford, the City of Titusville redevelopment planner.
The expansions are not additional living space, but first floor additions to be done in two phases.
At 3,332 square feet at the rear of the building, phase one will include a dining area, multipurpose area, library, laundry and offices. Additional improvements will include dry storm water retention, sidewalks, a patio area and a civic public space.
At 1,767 square feet, phase two will be built at both the front and rear of the building. It will add a conference training room, a break room and additional administrative offices.
“The additions will help administration and residents with improved amenities, such as a cafeteria, porch, terrace, benches and a table, where residents and visitors can enjoy a view of the Indian River Lagoon,” Ford said.
The color scheme and architecture will be compatible with the existing structures.
Landscaping, including trees, will be a part of the improvements.
Work will begin when the approval process is complete.
The City of Titusville also benefits from the additions.
“Although this is not additional living space, it still adds to the city’s housing stock through affordable housing that allows seniors to stay in the city,” Ford said. “The additions will make the Towers a nicer place to live and better serve the needs of residents and staff.”