AKRON METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY - EDGEWOOD VILLAGE HOPE VI - PHASES I AND IV
TC Architects provided architectural services for Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Edgewood Village Hope VI Revitalization project. The scope included the demolition of the existing Edgewood Homes, 116 units of severely distressed, barrack-style affordable housing, typical of their time period, and several single-family homes. Construction of the new Edgewood Village was completed in four phases.
Phase I consists of 80 new affordable housing units made up of two-, three-, and four-bedroom attached and detached homes. The new housing is a mix of one- and two-story units, some with basements.
Phase IV is a continuation of Phase I, consisting of 48 new affordable housing units.
Phases II and III consist of a total of 50 affordable rental property units with two- and three-bedroom, generously-sized duplexes and triplexes.
Phase V provides 48-units in a four-story structure.
The total number of affordable housing units in Edgewood Village Hope VI is 226.
This 24-acre area has been reconfigured into a traditional neighborhood grid pattern of streets and parks based on the Principles for Inner City Neighborhood Design, developed jointly by HUD and The Congress for New Urbanism. In addition, the design incorporates the AIA’s 10 Principles for Livable Communities, which “improve livability and the quality of life.”
The site features a roundabout and a new community green space located in the center of the development. The buildings are designed utilizing Green Community standards to enhance marketability and provide the lowest cost of operation and sustainability for the owner.
All ranch and townhouse units have a front door and porch facing a public street, and a garage with a rear entrance off of an alley. This provides a passive design solution to improve security in the neighborhood.
The buildings feature exterior materials that are maintenance free, including fiber cement lap siding, face brick, stone caps, cement board trim, vinyl windows and a composite railing system. To make a design statement, the buildings use bold and muted colors with different size lap siding to create a dynamic appearance.
All affordable housing units are visitable and incorporate universal design concepts.
This project has been recognized by the following awards:
AIA Akron Chapter
2009 Design Award
Home Builders Association
Best New Homes & Construction, First Place
Dream Home Awards Gold Award
Best Town Home Under $250,000
Dream Home Awards Gold Award
Best Detached Home Under 2,000 sq. ft.
The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
15th Annual Charles L. Edson
Tax Credit Excellence Awards
Public Housing Revitalization Honorable Mention
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
2009 Awards of Excellence
Excellence in Special Needs Housing