Echo Place

This new construction in the West Bronx offers studio efficiency units of supportive housing to 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 communal kitchen, a rear yard and offices for support services. A folding wall separating lounge and rec room allows for flexibility in the use of these two spaces.

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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West 46th Street SRO

Located on Manhattan’s famous Restaurant Row at the corner of 8th Ave. and West 46th St., this 5-building gut rehab combined 3 Old-Law Tenements with 2 converted dwellings into a single elevator residence.

To unify the separate structures an additional floor was added in the form of a mansard roof and corner tower. The newly formed building consists of 70 individual dwelling units, common kitchens and lounges, and offices for resident support services.

Vicinitas Hall

High quality finishes were selected for this new building that provides affordable and supportive housing for young adults who have aged out of foster care, and for local, young, working adults.

Additional spaces for on-site social services, resident recreational areas both indoor and outdoor, and an independent commercial space are located at ground level.

Nero Wolfe

This project is the combination of three tenements into an elevatored residence for formerly homeless and persons with mental health issues.

The shared two and three room dormitory style layouts provide 55 tenant rooms in the mixed five and three-story buildings. A key park interior courtyard and restored antique furnishings are main features of the project.

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 and 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).

Cornerstone Residence

The Cornerstone Residence is the site of a 104,000 s.f., seven contiguous building, historic complex within the resurging city center of Newburgh, NY. OCV’s challenge here was the successful integration of a vast mixed-use program, including supportive housing, 12 artist’s lofts with adjacent studio space, a theater, and retail and commercial spaces, into a cohesive development within the city’s historic context.

In 2007, the Cornerstone was awarded ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Network of New York.

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.

Binghamton YWCA

The Binghamton YWCA turned to OCV for our expertise in supportive housing, historical preservation, and gut rehabs when they needed a partner to transform their run-down historical home into a modern, multi-use building. Additional challenges included assisting the client in attaining funding sources and an atypical infrastructure revealed only during demolition.

The project completely reconfigured and converted existing dorm-style housing into individual apartments outfitted with new bathrooms and full kitchens, nearly doubling the number of women and children served.

In 2009, the YWCA Binghamton was awarded ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Network of New York.