Encore West Residence
Affordable Housing for Low Income Seniors
Encore West Residence is a housing project in the Clinton District of midtown Manhattan which addresses the need for affordable housing for very low income seniors, 62 years of age and older. Funding for the project was secured through a capital grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The site is a combination of 5 vacant lots located in the middle of the block. As part of the Clinton Comprehensive Community Plan, our client was encouraged to develop affordable elderly housing while preserving the character of the community. The eight-story bearing wall and plank construction provides 84 fully-equipped apartments with kitchenettes. Also provided are laundry facilities, a library, a multipurpose community room, and other amenities in a safe, secure and caring environment. The first floor contains the entry lobby, a recreation room, a rear garden, and one apartment unit for the building manager. All exterior finishes were selected to work with the surrounding building vernacular.