Currently under construction, this new building is being jointly developed by Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Concern for Independent Living, and CSD Housing LLC. Advancing the mission to provide affordable and supportive housing to those who need it most, eighty (80) units of new housing is being provided at the edge of downtown Yonkers, N.Y.
The new building integrates with the formerly industrial context and follows traditional massing. The base and middle band integrate the building into the hillside and provide a transition from the lower service and amenity floors to the housing floors above. To honor the history and scale of the neighborhood, the five stories of apartments floors are broken into five distinct masses. Brick details provide further texture and scale breakdown.
Since the building is designed into a hillside, the double-height lobby connects the street level to upper rear terraces, creating a slice of glazing so that the lobby is always daylit. Glazed partitions at either side of the lobby transfer daylight to the adjacent common areas which will be available to local community groups.
The ground-floor lobby is the heart of the common areas, promoting visibility from the street into the building. A generous awning provides shelter on the sidewalk while maintaining the warehouse aesthetic original to the street. The interior of the building is inspired by the headquarters of a turn-of-the-century manufacturing company, with simple but rich finishes that blend with residents’ own furnishings. White and pale grays are accented with black hardware, window and door frames, and counters to create a bold but welcoming atmosphere.
Client: Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Concern for Independent Living, and CSD Housing LLC
Structural: MLA Engineering
MEP: OLA Consulting Engineers
Energy/Sustainability: Association for Energy Affordability
Environmental: Gallagher Basset Technical Services
Geotechnical: Carlin-Simpson & Associates
Lighting: Jim Conti Lighting Design
Acoustical: Robert A. Hansen Associates
General Contractor: Mountco Construction and Development
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