The Pontiac

The Pontiac is an award-winning new construction in the South Bronx. Located on a steeply sloped street, the project is a blend of multi-family residential with ground floor commercial space.

As an Enterprise Green Communities building it features a host of sustainable features including exterior solar shading, double glazed, low-e windows, LED lighting, and efficient fixtures and appliances throughout.

The Pontiac was awarded with a 2020 Residential Building Award by the Queens & Bronx Building Association (QBBA).

Villa Gardens

Villa Gardens is a 12-story new construction in the Bronx. Its faceted contour, playful roof line and tall windows prove that affordable rental apartments can be attractively as well as sustainably designed.

This Enterprise Green Communities project was awarded with a 2020 Residential Building Award by the Queens & Bronx Building Association (QBBA).

Beverly’s Place

Beverly’s Place is a 72-unit, permanent supportive and low income residence designed to create a sense of ease and well being among residents.

By offering housing options from studios up to three bedroom apartments, Beverlyís Place ensures a balanced mix of residents from low-income singles to larger low-income families, in addition to both homeless special needs single adults and families, and persons with mobility, hearing or visual impairments.

Gates Avenue Residence

Gates Avenue Residence is sustainable supportive housing certified by both Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA. It provides 68 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

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.

Dean Street Residences

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

Our Lady of Lourdes Apartments

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.

Georgia’s Place

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

Fox Point is an award-winning LEED Gold project. It is one of the first supportive housing projects in NYC to integrate green systems and materials into its design and operation. The sustainable design ensures 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).

The Christopher

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.