Casa del Mundo

Rising 12 floors, this NYSERDA Multi-family High Rise certified building offers studios to three bedrooms with below grade parking, a community room with adjacent outdoor terrace, and on-site laundry facilites.

Winner of the 2018 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Outstanding Supportive/Affordable Housing Development, Casa del Mundo is a stellar example of how toxic property can be successfully cleaned up to provide high quality, affordable housing.

Dean Street Condominiums

This Habitat for Humanity-NYC project creates 15 green, affordable, two-bedroom condominiums in four buildings in Brooklyn.

Sustainable features include energy efficient lighting, fixtures and appliances, and on-site amenities such as laundry facilities and a shared yard with native plantings.

Our Lady of Lourdes Apartments

With this landmark project OCV introduces a three-building Passive House designed complex that creates 76 units of highly efficient, affordable one to three-bedroom apartments.

The project combines the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Our Lady of Lourdes convent with two new buildings, each meeting the low energy use standards of Passive House as well as producing 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 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).

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.

Jacob’s Place Apartments

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.

Kelly Street Rehab & Gardens

The buildings of the Kelly Street rehab and development had been on the Department of Housing and Preservations notorious list of the ‘200 worst’ residential buildings in all of 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. The garden together with safe, healthy, affordable apartments, have helped to create a positive transformation on this once troubled block.

Watch video about the project.

The Knick Condominiums

The Knick is a conversion of seven four-story walk-ups dating from the early 20th century, into a unified condominium complex in which each unit is LEED Homes certified. The buildings, which stood boarded up and uninhabitable for 20 years, were rehabilitated to provide generous and sustainable living spaces. Amenities include a rooftop lounge, a fitness center, on-site bike storage and parking, remote door answering service and storage for deliveries, and ground-floor retail.

Serviam Gardens

Serviam Gardens blends new construction with the renovation and adaptive reuse of an existing convent on the campus of Mount Saint Ursula to bring affordable, independent, senior living to the Bronx.

As part of the Green Communities Program, Serviam Gardens was designed with built-in sustainability, such as surface water management, water conservation, energy efficiency and a healthy living environment.

In 2012 it received an Honor Award in Collaborative Design from the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.