Waters’ Edge Development

At a Glance:

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Date: 2015

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Belonging and Civic Muscle, Humane Housing

Determinants of Health: healthcare access, nutrition, belonging and civic muscle, affordable housing, physical activity, housing, housing

Affected Population: Older Adults, People with Chronic and Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Research Methods: Quantitative research

Community Types: urban

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At the request of the developer, Actual Communities LLC, Safe and Healthy Communities conducted a rapid HIA of Waters’ Edge, a proposed development for residents 55 and older in Fort Collins, Colorado. The HIA focused on maximizing health benefits for the 900 homes, retail businesses, and services proposed for the community and on how residents can age in place. The HIA examined potential impacts of connectivity and mobility, access to services and amenities, safety, and physical activity on mental and social health.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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