The challenges of this residential housing project included building on a site with restricted zoning and an active subsurface creek. SRW’s design solution included a carefully modulated unit configuration achieved by using a light gauge steel structure on a concrete matt foundation. The result is senior housing in a six story light weight metal stud building. This unique plan increased functional gathering spaces for social activity near the entry to the building thus expanding the self- securing of the building and achieving social interaction of the occupants.