Covenant Village is a retirement community in Minneapolis comprised of 255 independent living units. Developed in three phases, the site proved challenging throughout its life, with space limitations, poor soil, and a high water table. Covenant Village’s design develops creative solutions to these barriers, maximizing space into 24 various apartment layout options from 450 sf guest units to 1,560 sf two-bedroom units. Wrapping the south facing building maximizes the site and creates a central courtyard with views that embrace the sun. A village center organizes the layout, complete with gathering spaces, a café, library, exercise room, hair salon, computer center, and clinic. The renovation relocates a pool and spa to face the central outdoor courtyard.