The Vista at Christian Health Care Center

Project Overview

The Vista at Christian Health Care Center is a 400,000 sf full-service senior living facility. When completed, it will house 199 independent living apartments with numerous amenities, making it the pinnacle of high end and all-encompassing modern continuing care retirement communities 

The Vista is a quintessential example of LAN working collaboratively to meet our client’s needs. From the initial project kick-off, LAN worked alongside the client to obtain appropriate approvals for site permits, variances, and DEP regulations. The schematic design and planning process were joint efforts. LAN collaborated with local design firm Merlino Design on interior planning, and ensured that although multiple teams worked on this project the vision remained uniform. The result is an innovative and impressive design that will change the landscape of senior healthcare in the surrounding area.   

The three-story Vista will have a secluded and private feel with its own main campus entrance and under-building parking for all residents. Amenities include a wellness center, pool, exercise rooms, spa facilities, auditorium, library, craft rooms, and several retail and beauty shops for the exclusive use of the residents. These diverse amenities encompass a true state-of-the-art facility, offering residents access to a fully realized community with emphasis on activity and connectivity.  

Throughout the process, the project team worked together to overcome several obstacles to avoid impact on the design. The site posed various restraints due to dramatic elevation changes and 3-story building height with under building parking requirements. The design team created different ground levels for each wing to connect at a common level, while remaining in compliance with code requirements for building height limits and egress. Permitting concerns were addressed to comply with two different towns and counties in New Jersey, as well as realignment of county roadways with a new signalized intersection that will lead to the main entrance of the community. LAN worked with the planning boards to ensure compliance among each municipality’s regulations. 


Christian Health Care Center


Wyckoff, NJ

Project Size

400,000 sf

Completion Date

Est. Summer 2021


Senior Living


Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Environmental Services, Land Use, Surveying, Construction Admin

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