Mixed-Income Housing

Over the last decade, mixed-income housing has surfaced as an alternative to traditional assisted-housing initiatives. Mixed income housing is an attractive option because, in addition to creating housing units for occupancy for low-income households, it contributes to the diversity and stability of communities.

Multipurpose Construction and Mixed-Use Development

Mixed-use development allows for more than one type of use in a building or set of buildings, but rather a combination of residential, commercial, industrial, office, institutional, or other land uses.
Mixed-use developments encourage residents to utilize public transportation, leading to a reduction in a community’s dependency on automobiles, and these developments provide solutions for neighborhood building.

Urban Infill

Urban infill has been heralded as a path to ‘smart growth’ by developing underutilized land within a built-up area for further construction. By creating additional housing units in vacant, seemingly unusable sites, urban infill becomes extremely beneficial in renewing blighted neighborhoods and knitting them back together to form more prosperous communities.

A Local Touch

We strive to ensure that the heritage and character of the areas are preserved. Some representative examples include:
• Administering Phase I archeology surveys on our sites before development can begin.
• Promoting local artists by displaying their work in some of our lobbies.

• Maintaining the historical architectural design of the buildings when appropriate.

Green Technology

We utilize best practices in sustainable and resource efficient development. Some representative examples include:
• Reducing landfill waste during construction by redirecting recyclable materials back to the manufacturing process and re-using materials to the appropriate location.
• Maximizing energy efficiency through the use of energy star appliances, daylight sensors on outdoor lighting, and alternative energy including rooftop solar panels.
• Preserving the environment during construction with smart site selection. We minimize site disturbance and give preference to sites with proximity to services so that automobile usage is reduced.
• Minimizing water usage through the use of native plantings and strategic placement of trees and water conserving fixtures.
• Educating the community of green building features and strategies.