This new 8-story senior housing project is located on an under-utilized portion of an existing NYCHA public housing complex in Stapleton, Staten Island. The building funded through New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), will provide 105 much needed 1- and 2-bedroom senior apartments for this area of Staten Island.
The ground floor of this building will include a superintendent’s apartment, management office, laundry facilities and a community room with multiple access points to a garden that includes seating areas. Each floor will include a lounge space that looks out over the entry and adjacent park. The mass of the building is designed to step away from Broad Street in order to maintain the smaller scale found on the street, as well as to maintain the quality of life for residents of the surrounding buildings. Required parking will be located at the side and rear of the building.
Various material expressions, including multiple colors of brick and stone, will create a base definition and facade modulations on the upper floors. The central lounge space found on each floor will include views to the east and west, and will be defined on the exterior by metal panels and framed windows that will form a vertical expression of the central circulation and lounge space.