In September 2013, a flash flood from Boulder Creek spilled over interstate US 36 and inundated a significant area of the Frasier Meadows neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado. The Assisted Living building was completely destroyed and the garden level of The Health Care Center was severely damaged. Having worked with the Frasier Meadows master plan prior to the flood, OZ and the community viewed this as an opportunity to enhance the assisted living environment and expand the campus to include memory care. The remodel of the Health Care Center resulted in 19 assisted living units and 19 memory care units.
Frasier Meadows is an example of using partnership and design to turn unfavorable circumstances into positive solutions. Through re-envisioning both The Health Care Center , and returning the assisted living population to an improved home, the Frasier Meadows community was restored.