Sophia at Fox Valley Aurora, Illinois
The Sophia at Fox Valley Mall will serve as an essential piece of a masterplan to create a symbiotic relationship between malls and newly built residential communities, providing a single location to live, work, play and retire. The project’s 5-story exterior design is guided by Aurora’s aesthetic, utilizing brick and stone to complement nearby developments. With a two-story entry lobby and luxurious apartment offerings, the project will provide a welcoming feeling for the residents of the 108 independent living units, 84 assisted living units and 22 memory care units. All of the assisted living and memory care residents will have access to tranquil roof gardens, and each independent living unit will have direct access to a private balcony. The Sophia will also include unique dining experiences, fitness programming, and daily activities to supplement the opportunities provided by the mall. To promote an intergenerational environment, certain common areas on the ground level, such as a coffee shop, salon, and outdoor splash pad, will be accessible to the general public. Between the public amenities, private spaces, and surrounding conveniences, this project will combine the resources of a large mall with the coziness of a home, while reinforcing a sense of community amongst the residents.