Phoebe Chestnut Ridge at Rodale

Chestnut Ridge at Rodale Senior Living Community

Chestnut Ridge at Rodale Senior Living Community

Project Information

Chestnut Ridge at Rodale

Isett provided a variety of services for the design of a new senior housing community developed by Phoebe Ministries. Chestnut Ridge at Rodale offers an active retirement living on a 38-acre campus in Emmaus that was formerly owned by the media company, Rodale, Inc.

The new senior living space was developed to appeal to retirees seeking a more active lifestyle, featuring apartments, community spaces, an indoor pool and exercise facility, and paths for walking and biking. Construction for the new community started in 2021 with the final grand opening in February 2024.

The former three-story, 127,000-square-foot office building on site was redesigned into one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 1,100 to 1,500 square feet. A portion of the center of the building was removed to create a courtyard area and central gathering space. A second apartment building is a new, four-story wood framed structure encompassing approximately 141,000 square feet.