Riverdale Avenue Apartments

With green amenities and commanding views of the Hudson River, this new mixed-income development offers 137 green apartments that set new standards for rental residential buildings in the Metro-NY area.

The building boasts a highly efficient envelope, green rooftops, bamboo flooring, and energy efficient lighting, appliances and fixtures. On-site amenities include below grade parking, laundry facilities, a club/recreational room and gym, indoor and outdoor play spaces and rooftop terraces accessible for residents’ use.

 

Decatur & Tiebout Green

These two affordable, multi-family housing buildings in the Bronx are built with a focus on sustainability.

The Decatur Green project features a rain water harvesting system for use in toilets, a high efficiency HVAC system and high performance building envelope.

The Tiebout Green project also uses a rain water recycling system in addition to a high efficiency boiler plant and a solar thermal hot water system. All apartments are equipped with high efficiency appliances, fixtures and lighting, low VOC paints and sustainable finishes. A rooftop terrace and a community room equipped with a full kitchen are amenities made available to residents.

University Avenue Rehab

This Green Communities tenant-in-occupancy rehabilitation took a severely distressed high rise in the Bronx and transformed it into high quality, green, affordable housing.

Going beyond the standard rehabilitation project, OCV transformed this property into a community asset by converting the building’s parking lot rooftop into an expansive rain harvesting terrace with gardening planters for resident use.

See video about the project.

Mosholu Gardens

Mosholu Gardens brings LEED Silver supportive housing to the Norwood section of the Bronx. This 7-story new construction features residential efficiency units with private kitchens and baths, indoor and outdoor communal gathering rooms, as well as spaces for support services.

The challenges presented by an irregular site configuration on a steep incline of bedrock were used as opportunities to create a multi-layered design with entrances on two levels and three individualized green spaces.

Kingsbridge Terrace Veterans’ Residence

This sustainably built veterans residence provides green supportive housing to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those with a history of homelessness and substance abuse.

With common rooms, gardens, gyms and computer labs, the new residence is designed to create a sense of community among veterans of all eras. It features green roofs, pervious hardscapes, energy efficient HVAC systems and appliances, a microturbine for waste energy capture and reuse, and low impact materials such as local, recycled, renewable and reclaimed.

In 2015, Kingsbridge Terrace was awarded ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Network of New York.

West Tremont Residence

This award-winning LEED Silver and Enterprise Green Communities certified project provides affordable apartments and amenities for community residents ages 55 and over. The building features a recessed green roof, a high performance thermal envelope, recycled and renewable materials, and efficient mechanical and electrical systems.

The architects took advantage of the steeply sloping site to bring in expansive day lighting and create outdoor terraces adjacent to recreation and program spaces. On-site amenities include a tenant library and multi-purpose room, laundry facilities, and support services.

West Tremont Residence received the 2017 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Collaboration from the NYC Brownfield Partnership.