K&A assisted Project HOME in developing this project from early site studies through Civic Design Review, Zoning approval and PHFA tax credit award. The project is currently finishing design, and will begin construction in February 2016.
Located only a few blocks from Temple University in Philadelphia’s Glenwood section, when completed, this new, affordable, five-story residential development at the corner of North Broad Street and Boston Street in Philadelphia, PA will contain a total of eighty-nine (89) apartments—eighty-eight (88) of which are set aside for formerly homeless individuals. The site is a 0.6 acre parcel of land that is adjacent to single-family rowhomes on the east and southeast sides, with commercial uses to the north and south.
The project features a variety of resident amenities including a large backyard space allowing for a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. The building will also contain a 2,000 square foot retail space on the first floor, a space that will be occupied by a local business to help revitalize the street and enhance the commercial fabric of the neighborhood.
This will be a highly sustainable development, meeting LEED® certification requirements, Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, and ENERGY STAR® Multifamily High Rise requirements. The apartments are expected to achieve a HERS 45 rating, which is well beyond typical energy efficiency for affordable housing in this market. By creating a development that is highly sustainable and offers many supportive amenities for residents, Project HOME can serve more of the City’s most vulnerable residents with safe, beautiful, efficient, permanent supportive housing.