With 11 offices throughout the northeast, the civil engineering team at Fuss & O’Neill has the opportunity to partner with a variety of cities and design teams to address the affordable housing crisis. Here we highlight three flavors to savor – and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
#1) Coastal Communities – Village Style
Union Studio Architecture & Community Design designed these moderate density style housing complexes, particularly suitable in coastal communities facing dire shortages of workforce/affordable housing. We anticipate an increase in these types of projects in the near term. Featured here are Park Holm in Newport and Palmer Point in Barrington, RI
#2) Mixed-Density and Accessible Design
Walking Court in Medford, MA is a two-phase project totaling five buildings in a mix of densities. Designed by Dietz Architects, Phase I includes a six-story building with 198 units. Phase II includes 3 townhouse buildings of 16 units and a unique 24-unit building with an elevator. Overall, the project includes 5% accessible/universal design, addressing a critical niche within the affordable housing market.
#3) Densifying in place & creating homeownership pathways
Due to the land constraints in historic New England cities, finding the room for expansion is always a challenge. Amenta Emma Architects designed Mary Shepard place for the Hartford Housing Authority, replacing 170 aged units with 183 new ones. The program also includes a phase of owner-occupied townhomes, thereby playing a part in Hartford’s strategy to improve equity and access to home ownership. Mary Shepard Place also features a common community center.
We would love to work with you on an affordable housing project.