Joint Venture Receives $160M C-PACE Financing for Summit Vista CCRC in Taylorsville, Utah

by Jeff Shaw

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — D.A. Davidson’s Special District Group, in partnership with Petros PACE Finance, has arranged $160 million in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing for Summit Vista, Utah’s first life plan retirement community.

Representing the largest C-PACE deal in history, according to the arrangers, the proceeds will be dedicated toward ongoing construction with a focus on enhancing the development’s energy efficiency, renewable energy and water efficiency.

Owned in partnership with Gardner Group, Wasatch Group and Solamere Capital, Summit Vista offers a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and comprehensive skilled nursing in conjunction with its affiliated healthcare campus. Upon full build-out, the community will feature nearly 1,600 units.

Approximately 13 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City, Summit Vista is nestled in the fast-growing region of Taylorsville. It is centrally located near major transportation corridors, enabling connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods.

C-PACE is a financing mechanism that allows property owners and developers to fund up to 100 percent of building retrofits and new construction to improve a building’s energy efficiency, renewable energy and water efficiency.

“Summit Vista is a prime example of the value of C-PACE financing, particularly within the senior living industry as it will not only meet the needs of residents, but offer lower financing costs, more flexibility across the capital stack and the ability to fund environmentally important improvements and innovations,” says Andy Meyer, managing director of Petros PACE Finance.

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