The Cypress Knolls senior residential project area is located in the approved Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan area, approximately 188 acres once known as the “Lower Patton Park” area on the former Fort Ord. The property is fully entitled for the development of a comprehensive senior residential community with active adult housing, continuum of care senior services, a senior community center, and supportive amenities and services. The property is owned by the City and title has been cleared by the State for transfer.
Located at the northwest section of the former Fort Ord, Cypress Knolls’ site is bounded on the north by a residential area of Marina and the new Marina High School, on the east by the Marina Heights residential community and to the south by The Dunes, a mixed use project integrating residential, shopping and recreation areas, plus wellness and medical facilities of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
The project area will be served by transit and a network of walking and bicycling trails. To the west just across the coast highway are the regional coastal bike path and the bluffs and beaches of Fort Ord Dunes States Park. Classes are offered at Monterey Peninsula College’s Marina Education Center immediately adjacent to Cypress Knolls and the nearby California State University Monterey Bay with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.