Multifamily Housing

As cities grow ever more crowded, multifamily housing construction is more necessary than ever. Finding ways to compress housing into smaller spaces while still creating true homes calls for a complex blend of innovative design and engineering.

Related Development recently broke ground in Atlanta on Apogee Midtown, a 39-story, 390-unit apartment project that will include a 77,000-sf Whole Foods Market, and will soon break ground on Apogee Buckhead, with 35 stories and 362 apartments. Investors remain enthusiastic about a multifamily sector whose growth shows little signs of abating. Image: Related Development  

January 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Market watchers expect some moderation from record highs, but not much.

Hassalo on 8th, the first new residential building complex within the Lloyd EcoDistrict in Portland, Ore., has its water treated and recycled through the largest natural urban wastewater system in North America. Provided by Biohabitats and engineered by Glumac, the system, which also serves an office building in the ecodistrict, was installed as a tradeoff with the city for lower utility hookup fees. Photo: American Assets Trust/GBD Architects.

January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.

This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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Rendering courtesy of Superspace

January 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Superspace’s proposal would create a natural promenade atop the ancient stone structure.

Park West, a 3,400-plus bed student housing complex at Texas A&M, is the university system's fifth public-private parternship in the county. Image: Weitz Company, courtesy of Servitas

January 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Developers hope the early opening of some units sets the tone for the community and future rental...

Multifamily green financing programs grew rapidly in 2016

Photo: DennisM2 via flickr 

December 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Multifamily green financing programs boomed in 2016, and are likely to continue to grow in 2017,...

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The numbers of older homeowners are rising rapidly, according to the latest analysis of this cohort by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, which notes that an aging population presents several challenges to the housing sector in terms of costs and amenities. Image: JCHS

December 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New Joint Center report projects 66% increase in senior heads of households by 2035.

Rendering courtesy of Studio Gang

December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by Studio Gang, the building’s stacked tiers will each comprise four floors and fan outw...

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Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj

December 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Two 20-story twisting towers comprise 98 units on a three-acre site near Biscayne Bay.

M City, a 10-tower project to be located on the western edge of Mississauga, Ontario's downtown core, is the first residential development for Rogers, the media conglomerate. Image: Norm Li

December 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rogers moves forward on M City, a multi-building, multi-year project in a Toronto suburb.

Next month, the five-story 3435 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo., this city's first factory-built apartment building, will be ready for delivery. (Its 100 modules were produced at Champion Home Builders' factory in Nebraska). Nationally, the market researcher Axiometrics expects apartment deliveries to soar through mid 2017, and then start to recede through 2018. Image: Courtesy MAC Properties

November 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York is projected to lead the nation next year, thanks to construction delays in 2016

November 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received $3.8 million in public financing in exchange for constructing units for resi...

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Rendering courtesy of astonmartin.com

October 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The British automaker will partner with G and G Business Developments on the waterfront project....

October 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lumiere Developments says the building will generate enough energy to offer residents ‘Free Energ...

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The 67-story Spire London will have separate entrances for tenants of affordable and pricier apartments. At 771 feet high, it would be Europe's tallest residential tower. Image: Greenland Group

September 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

China’s Greenland Group is the developer of four of the world’s 10 largest skyscrapers

September 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The skyscraper would be the first in Australia to incorporate solar cells in its façade.

A 250-unit, 12-story, transit-oriented apartment building, developed by Lincoln Property Co., is expected to begin construction at Harlem Avenue and South Boulevard in Chicago late this year or early 2017. Lincoln is one of 32 contributors to the NHMC Research Foundation, a new research entity whose goal is to provide better and more detailed data on the multifamily housing sector. Image: Oak Park Economic Development Corp./Chicago Tribune

August 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The list of leading developers, owners, and property managers that are funding the NMHC Research...

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Tate at Tanglewood, a 417-unit apartment complex under construction in Houston's Uptown/Galleria submarket. Houston is leading the nation's 50 largest metros in apartment construction. Deliveries in those markets is expected to expand by 50% over 2015.  Image: Tate at Tanglewood/ZRS Management

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Texas is leading this multifamily construction boom, according to latest RENTCafé estimates.

August 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transit-oriented development and affordable housing are spurring the movement. 

Parc at Midtown - Hadley Building. Image: PRNewsFoto/Surge Homes

August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The sub-500-sf homes will be the first of their kind to be offered in the metro known as Space Ci...

Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons

August 04, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting...

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Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, Wetumpka, Ala., designed by Hnedak Bobo Group. Photo: Jeffrey Jacobs, courtesy Hnedak Bobo Group.

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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CallisonRTKL designed 2929 Weslayan, a 40-story, 254-unit apartment tower in the River Oaks area of Houston, for PM Realty Group. The LEED Gold residence employs rainwater harvesting and performance-based energy modeling. Also on the Building Team: Faulkner Design Group (interior design), Brockette Davis Drake Consulting Engineers (SE), Bury Partners (CE). Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP), Scott Oldner Lighting Design, Studio Outside (landscape architect), and Jordan Foster Construction (general contractor). Photo courtesy CallisonRTKL 

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction Co., and Clark Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual ra...

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The John Buck Company is the developer for 3Eleven, a 24-story, 245-unit apartment building. The site is the parking lot of Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The land owner, the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, will get renovations to its priory out of the deal. The transit-oriented project will provide parking for 109 cars and 50 bicycles, plus 3,000 sf of ground-floor retail. FitzGerald Associates Architects is the designer. Photo courtesy Fitzgerald Associates Architects

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Perkins Eastman, CallisonRTKL, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz top Building Design+Construction’s annu...

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Colorful Boston Road building offers affordable housing in the Bronx

Boston Road building in the Bronx. Photo: Michael Moran, via Curbed New York.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by NYC’s Alexander Gorlin Architects, the 12-story building will have 154 studio apartme...

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Four residential projects named winners of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.

July 18, 2016 | AIA

Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.

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Portland, Ore. Photo: Holly Hayes/Creative Commons.

July 14, 2016 | Peter Fabrid, Contributing Editor

Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.

 

Courtyards make Brooklyn’s Bushwick II residential development its own miniature city

All renderings courtesy ODA New York. Click here to enlarge.

July 07, 2016 | MIke Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bushwick II will feature light-filled plaza spaces, a roof for urban living, and more than 800 ap...

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Room available through Airbnb. Photo: Geremy F/Creative Commons

July 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Allegedly removing thousands of housing units from market, driving up rents.

Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association 

July 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Development investment is twice what it was five years ago. 

Photo: Pixabay

July 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Latest survey by RENTCafé tracks size changes in 95 metros. 

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