One of the first developments to use the City’s AIRS regulations for senior housing, this new 122-unit building employs Active Design principals to create healthy, affordable living spaces. The new model for senior affordable housing includes commons spaces on each floor. These lounges will be programmed with different activities to encourage socialization.
A main stair with a window wall creates a day-lit circulation spine at the front corner of the building which delivers residents to a destination point – the accessible, roof deck at the 12th floor setback. The fully glazed 13th and 14th floor corridors look out onto the landscaped area, and pocket lounges and a library sit adjacent to the space, rounding out what will be an exceptional bookend to the many thoughtful common areas around the building. At the other end, a landscaped rear yard provides yet another highlight, a place for recreation, social interaction, or quiet reflection in a garden setting.
Daylight is key, and with large windows throughout, the building will capture substantial amounts of natural light in both the shared spaces and apartments. The south facade is accentuated by horizontal sunshades, which protect from solar heat gain and also echo the style of the fire escapes that adorn neighboring buildings.
The development will target LEED Platinum certification with a photovoltaic array, a high-performance building envelope including triple glazed windows, exterior insulation and façade panels, water saving fixtures, LED lighting, and green roofs.