Aster Apartments

Springfield, OR
54 one-bedroom units of senior housing
Completed April 2009
Waitlist: Always open

The Aster Apartments is a HUD-202 project, providing affordable housing to low-income seniors. The project consists of 54 one bedroom units, 1 two bedroom manager’s unit, and shared community spaces organized in a three-story, L-shaped building. The wings of the building house residential units joined together by a central lobby and ground floor community gathering spaces. The units have an open design and bathrooms and kitchens are organized to facilitate “aging in place” with sufficient room for wheelchair access and features such as grab bars, removable base cabinetry, lever controlled faucets and door hardware throughout. An emergency call system serves each unit.

The building also features a vehicular drop-off in front, to allow for convenient and safe passenger loading and unloading. All parking and walkways throughout the site are well-lit, visually open, and accessible to all residents and their guests. In addition, an array of services will be provided to residents of Aster Apartments specifically designed to assist seniors and the disabled to remain vital, engaged, and independent for a longer period of time. The services focus on both educational opportunities and opportunities for tenants to increase connectivity with the community at large.