Gates Avenue Residence is green supportive housing. The project is both Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA certified. It provides 68 green, energy efficient studios in a stately five-story new construction, complete with support offices, community spaces and a lobby lounge at the ground floor.
Other building features include:
– a terrace running across the entire rear of the building
– visual connection from the entry through to the rear yard
– a folding wall separating the lobby lounge and the community room, allowing for large building or community-wide events
– warm wood finish and natural-light flooded ground floor
– fenestration in the upper floor corridors bring in natural light
– on site parking for social workers
– photovoltaic panels on the circulation core’s roof ensure reduced energy expenses
Casa del Mundo is a 12-floor high-rise in the Bronx that offers affordable studios to three bedrooms. Resident amenities include below grade parking, a community room with adjacent outdoor terrace, and on-site laundry facilities.
In 2018 Casa del Mundo won the Big Apple Brownfield Award for Outstanding Supportive/Affordable Housing Development. This new construction is also NYSERDA Multi-family High Rise certified. It is a stellar example of how toxic property can be successfully cleaned up to provide high quality, affordable housing.
This Habitat for Humanity-NYC project created 15 affordable two-bedroom condominiums in four buildings in Brooklyn. The buildings were designed with sustainability in mind and are Enterprise Green Communities certified.
Among their features are:
-energy efficient lighting, fixtures and appliances
-on-site laundry facilities
-a shared rear yard with native plantings
This project combines the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Our Lady of Lourdes convent with two new construction buildings. The three-building complex provides 76 units of affordable one to three-bedroom apartments in Brooklyn.
Each building is designed to Passive House standards, which means very low energy consumption and therefore energy costs. In addition to high efficiency throughout, the complex produces its own energy through a rooftop PV panel system.
OCV’s challenge at Georgia’s Place was to create an attractive, sustainable building featuring high grade finishes with very limited funding. Green features include a Trespa rain screen and aluminum sunscreen, bamboo flooring, efficient lighting and appliances, an outdoor basketball court and garden, and rooftop laundry and terrace.
The project provides low-income individual and adults-living-with-special-needs studio living opportunities with communal dining, socializing, and on-site therapeutic interventions.
Fox Point is an award-winning LEED Gold project that is one of the first supportive housing projects in NYC to integrate green systems and materials into its design and operation, ensuring long-term affordability while providing affordable housing to formerly homeless and low-income families and individuals.
In 2012, Fox Point was awarded ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY).
This project saw the transformation of the residential portion of the former McBurney YMCA in New York City into 207 studio units of housing for young adults and homeless individuals. In addition to a full, gut rehab of the upper stories, construction included rehab of the Beaux Arts-style façade and reconstruction of original lobby details.
The green roofs featured on two levels are among the first of their kind for a supportive housing project in NYC, leading the way towards more sustainable architecture in low income community projects while adding priceless garden environments in a dense city setting.
In 2007 The Christopher received the Supportive Housing Network of New York’s (SHNNY) ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ award.
Jacob’s Place is an 8-story, new construction which combines affordable apartments with a 5,000 square foot ground floor day care center.
Among the building’s many sustainable features, the rooftop is employed for rain water harvesting and photovoltaic panels which produce electricity for lighting public halls. Other green elements include bamboo flooring, non-toxic finishes, and permeable surfaces for efficient drainage. The building’s Art Deco design revives the historical flavor of the Crotona section of the Bronx.
The buildings of the Kelly Street rehab had been on HPD’s notorious list of the ‘200 worst’ residential buildings in New York City. Today, these rejuvenated buildings provide safe havens for neighborhood residents in a unique blend of affordable housing and community sustained agriculture.
With the assistance of local non-profits GrowNYC and Banana Kelly, Kelly Street Gardens was transformed into a demonstration farm with rain water from the two roofs collected in tanks for irrigation.
The Gardens have become a community asset that residents use to grow fresh produce in a neighborhood lacking healthy food sources. Together with safe, healthy, affordable apartments, the project has helped to create a positive transformation on this once troubled block.
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The Knick is a project that converted seven four-story walk-ups into a unified condominium complex. The buildings date from the early 20th century and stood boarded up and uninhabitable for 20 years.
OCV rehabilitated them to provide generous and sustainable living spaces. The units are LEED Homes certified and building amenities include:
-a rooftop lounge
-a fitness center
-on-site bike storage and parking
-remote door answering service and storage for deliveries