Fairstead took over this property during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, but despite
the multitude of challenges posed by that crisis, our focus never wavered. The plan was
to elevate the building and senior community it housed to a higher standard of living, and
that’s what happened.
Over the past year, Colony Apartments has experienced an ongoing transformation.
From individual units to common spaces — including corridors and stairwells; laundry,
trash, and mail rooms; lobby, and workshop — virtually every corner and cranny at
Colony has undergone (or been slated for) a total refresh. Of course, Fairstead also
brought all its sustainability-first expertise to the project, replacing pilot ranges
with electronic ignition; installing energy-efficient refrigerators, low-flow plumbing
fixtures, and pipe insulation; and upgrading HVAC systems. A comprehensive
overhaul of the elevator operating system was completed too. Several units were also
converted to UFAS-accessible standards. And we’ve topped it all off with a new roof.
From the beginning, the embedded social services team at Colony has been committed
to the health of its elderly population, offering a range of demographically relevant
resources. The revamped community room will also give the residents something else
they crave — quality time to build the kind of easy camaraderie that is so important to the
continued well-being of seniors.