Just south of downtown Colorado Springs lies a hidden gem for senior citizens, the Lowell Neighborhood in the heart of Colorado Springs. This successful redevelopment will bring you back to a time when the streets were tree lined, where families walk to work or shop rather than driving, where neighborhood streets were full of friends and activity.If you are in the know, you may have heard about this area now brimming with high-end luxury loft condos, upscale townhomes where you can "live above the shop" and enjoy the mountain view. The friendly merchants and store owners will actually know your name when you drop by. You may also have come to know about the high price tag that goes along with these prestigious residences. What you might not know is that there is also affordable housing for seniors in this newly revitalized community.This 58-acre site was designed to be pedestrian and senior friendly, sidewalks are on average a foot wider, with large curb cuts, the streets are narrower with reduced speed limits to accommodate those with mobility challenges. Senior residents will enjoy several community parks, a central piazza and promenade that provide easy access to businesses and a multitude of restaurants. Common areas are landscaped, and strategically placed public buildings, and service areas help foster increased interaction among residents.The cornerstone of this development was the restoration of the Lowell Elementary School, built in 1891, now home to the Housing Authority of the City of Colorado Springs. As an integral part of this community, the Housing Authority is acutely aware of the need for affordable senior housing and extended their support to developers who have committed a portion of the Lowell Neighborhood to meeting the housing needs of seniors. The developers, in partnership with the Housing Authority, built Wyndam Place Senior Residences. It has been so well received that a phase II was constructed, both communities are for seniors aged 55 and up that earn less than the median area income. Qualifying households will earn less than $23,800 for one person and $27,200 for two person households. Housing vouchers available from the Housing Authority are accepted.