Newberry Park Apartments

Newberry Park Apartments is an existing 84-unit housing development planned as an occupied rehabilitation project. A multi-family rehabilitation project of this scale calls for the assessment and evaluation of the design and performance qualities of both the building and site components to thoroughly address both short- and long-term needs.

At the start of the project, a property needs assessment (PNA) determined the “must-do” improvements such as kitchen and bath replacements,¬†as well as other building performance needs such as roof replacement, masonry tuckpointing, and mechanical system improvements. For the mechanical systems, the project team investigated a set of options to improve indoor air quality and heating/cooling distribution throughout the dwelling units and common areas. Each set of options were quickly evaluated against contractor pricing and energy performance data to establish viable project scope.

A similar iterative process was established for other aspects of the project. Whether investigating low-embodied energy materials such as bio-based floor tile, rapidly renewable materials such as rubber tree-based cabinetry, or renewable energy systems such a solar photovoltaic panels– all scoped new and replacement materials and systems were carefully evaluated, keeping the end-user, cost, constructability, life cycle/performance, and aesthetics in mind.

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Size:

84 units with exterior common areas

Project Cost:

$4.7 million

Completion:

Planned 2016

Civil Engineer:

CivCon Services

MEP Engineer:

Melvin Cohen & Associates

Structural Engineer:

CE Anderson

General Contractor:

Linn-Mathes

Owner:

Newberry Park Preservation Assoc. LP

Financing:

HUD, IHDA, DPD