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.

St. Louis Hall

This phased, tenant-in-place rehab addressed the need to expand, reconfigure, and renovate the existing SRO building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

West 118th Street

OCV expanded and united three combined, contiguous, buildings under a 6th floor mansard. The addition of a new passenger elevator and a second fire egress allowed for the removal of unsightly fire escapes on the facade, transforming a patchwork of tenements into a stately building serving homeless women and children.

Tribeca Residence

The design of this spacious Tribeca loft takes advantage of large windows on two exposures. It features outsized living spaces, restored cast iron columns and refurbished timber beams.

St. Pete Beach

This three level, 4,000 square foot beach residence is located on a canal off the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane resistant concrete construction is raised above the FEMA flood plain, allowing for a covered poolside patio with living spaces and generous decks on the upper two floors and roof.

Water Street Condominiums

Sitting at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, this new construction was recreated to resemble the Landmarked 19th century warehouse that occupied this Fulton Ferry Historic District site. 

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission-approved historic facade was rebuilt while a conversion added a three-story stacked addition to the rear of the building, making room for 13, 2+ bedroom luxury condos with spacious terraces. 

St. Nicholas Ave. Rehab

As part of a portfolio of five rehabs in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, this historic 42-unit building on St. Nicholas Ave. underwent an Enterprise Green Communities rehabilitation.

The Villa

The Villa Residences are 56 units of new supportive housing. The residence houses formerly homeless Bronx residents with a history of chronic homelessness who suffer from chronic health problems.

Echo Place

This new construction in the West Bronx offers studio efficiency units of supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals with special mental health needs.

The building is equipped with a variety of communal spaces, including a lounge, a recreational room, a kitchen, and offices for support services.

Creston Avenue Rehabs

With this tenant-in-place rehabilitation OVC transformed four severely distressed buildings in the Bronx into high quality affordable housing.  The work involved both exterior and interior renovation, repair and restoration, including new boilers and heat distribution systems along with new plumbing and electrical rewiring for code compliance.

Apartments and interiors were refreshed with new fixtures, finishes, kitchen appliances and cabinets, and window and door replacements throughout.

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