CHN HOUSING PATNERS AND MEDINA METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY - MENWA APARTMENTS
TC Architects worked with the CHN Housing Partners and Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority on the renovation of Menwa Apartments in Wadsworth, Ohio. This 70-unit, three-story senior apartment complex was renovated and enhanced under this comprehensive program. This project was developed through OHFA utilizing HDAP funding.
Each of the 70 units received new finishes, kitchen cabinets, lighting, ADA door hardware and ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances as part of the renovation. All public community areas received new finishes as well as a conversion of the existing toilet rooms to be fully accessible. Air conditioning was added throughout the facility by the use of new, energy efficient, VRF units and the fire suppression system was updated. The community kitchen was renovated to provide new casework for additional serving space and security for after hours. Four apartments were reconfigured to be fully accessible and two apartments were enhanced for the sensory impaired. The entry doors were replaced with new accessible entrances.
The site was also enhanced by providing accessible parking spaces and an accessible route to the main entry. Several new parking spaces were also added to the site to help alleviate the parking shortage. A new covered entry feature and waiting area were added to the front of the building to provide cover while being picked up or dropped off. A new picnic pavilion, patio and walkways were added to provide the residents with much needed outdoor activity spaces with a direct connection to the existing social hall.
This project has been recognized by the following awards:
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) - Award of Merit.
The City of Wadsworth - Rosie Award for the Community Improvement of the Year.