A national trade group recently presented several awards to a planned retirement community in Westside Costa Mesa.

During a conference in late January, the National Assn. of Home Builders recognized Vivante on the Coast, a 185-unit retirement complex at 1640 Monrovia Ave. with an expected completion date of October.

The Washington D.C.-based association's 50+ Housing Council gave Vivante silver awards for its 50-plus online marketing strategy and 50-plus market-rate rental community, and a gold award for an "on the boards" assisted-living or special-needs community.

"With Vivante, we have sought to raise the bar for luxury retirement living," Curtis Olson, chief executive and founder of Nexus Cos, the Santa Ana-based developer of the project, said in a statement. "These awards, coupled with the amazing response we've received in leasing, demonstrates that Vivante has truly redefined what retirement living can and should be."

Once complete, Vivante's 4.5-acre gated campus near Hoag Hospital will have several dining options for its residents, a fitness and physical therapy facility, an indoor saltwater pool, courtyards and other amenities.

—Bradley Zint

Twitter: @bradleyzint