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 green supportive housing. The project is both Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA certified. It provides 68 green, 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

Serviam Heights

Serviam Heights is a combination of new construction with adaptive reuse on an expansive sloped site on the campus of Mount Saint Ursula.

The existing convent was reconfigured to provide studio units and the chapel was converted into a community space. Together with a large new construction, the project brings 187 units of affordable, independent, senior apartments to the Bronx.

Lee Goodwin Residence

OCV rehabilitated and reconfigured the 41 units at Lee Goodwin Residence into 60 studio and one bedroom supportive housing apartments. The resulting conversion created units with en suite bathrooms and kitchens.

Among the special features of this Enterprise Green Communities project are:
– new floor to ceiling fenestration at the community room
– skylit support office foyer with built in reception
– a transformed back alley with outdoor seating and planters

Rustin House

The Rustin House on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was originally built around 1910 and named St. Louis Hall. OCV was brought in to execute a complex, phased rehabilitation project with tenants in place.

The work addressed the need to both expand and reconfigure, as well as renovate the existing SRO building.

West 118th Street

For this supportive housing project on West 118th Street OCV transformed a patchwork of tenements into one stately building serving homeless women and children.

The project 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.

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 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.

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.