5 high-density housing concepts

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High-density developments have grown in popularity in recent years. Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five cutting-edge concepts.

February 24, 2012

2. Senior Rentals

Architect

Donald F. Evans, AIA

The Evans Group

devans@theevansgroup.com

407.650.8770

www.theevansgroup.com

PLAN SIZE

One bed/one bath units: 627 sf

Two bed/one bath units: 932 sf

Density: 40 units/acre

The location of this tax-credit housing has instant appeal for the area’s senior market because of its proximity to the workforce housing of their family members in this area; nearby amenities include churches and shopping. But price and location alone will not attract renters, therefore, these apartment homes were created with a strong design identity and security. The exteriors feature a tropical resort feel with the use of bright colors and metal roofing, a look not often synonymous with senior, rental, or tax-credit housing. The resort lifestyle of the community is further accentuated by the numerous amenities, including a clubhouse/library, computer lab, exercise room, laundry facilities, mail kiosk, swimming pool, shuffleboard court, picnic pavilion, and a playground for visiting grandchildren.

The apartment homes are arranged in a spoke design around a completely secure courtyard featuring mature landscaping, fountains, and outdoor gathering areas for residents to mingle. This mid-rise design exudes elegance and charm, offering one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with distinct and unique floor plans, complete with elevator access, private entries, washer/dryer connection, ceiling fans, cable-ready hook-ups, fully equipped kitchens, spacious closets, and mini blinds throughout, as well as a monitored alarm system in every unit with emergency call buttons in every bedroom.

This community challenges the belief — widely accepted in the industry — that high-density, infill, subsidized rental housing can’t be safe, affordable, stylish, and comfortable.

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