AKRON METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY - NIMMER PLACE
TC Architects has provided architectural services for various projects at Nimmer Place since Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority’s purchase of the affordable housing building in 1974 from a private developer.
The initial project converted the six-story building, containing 80 units of conventional two- and three-bedroom apartments, to 104 units of one- and two-bedroom affordable housing apartments.
The project included major façade restoration that included all of the balconies on the building being replaced with new, pre-cast concrete and brick masonry balconies. At the same time, all windows and doors to the balconies were also replaced.
In 2002, the original two-pipe hot water heating system was replaced with self-contained heat pump units located in each apartment. Modifications in the apartments were made to house the units and ductwork distribution.
Additionally, improvements were made in 2008 to the exterior lighting and parking lots.