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8 noteworthy multifamily projects to open in late 2019

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8 noteworthy multifamily projects to open in late 2019

From a prefab high-rise in Denver to a seaside village in Oxnard, Calif., these projects highlight the innovative multifamily developments to open their doors in late 2019.

By Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction | December 11, 2019
8 noteworthy multifamily projects to open in late 2019

Coronel Apartments, East Hollywood, Calif., designed by  KFA Architects and built by Westport Construction. Photo courtesy KFA Architects


Affirmative Investments, CIM Group, Hollywood Community Housing Corp., and Pearl Properties are among the developers to complete multifamily projects in late 2019. Here are eight noteworthy projects collected by the editors of Multifamily Design+Construction magazine:




Using five different prefabrication components, a team led by The Weitz Company (GC) completed SOVA, a 12-story, 211-unit rental high-rise in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, in less than 24 months. A 3D BIM model guided MDA Construction’s installation of the 10X20-foot metal framing walls and prefab MEP systems from South Valley Prefab and interior metal framing from Infinity. The LEED Silver complex has six EV charging stations, a DIY bike and ski repair shop, storage for 95 bicycles, a paw spa, and a 12th-floor indoor sky lounge and sky deck. Also on the team for developer McWhinney: Craine Architects (designer); KL&A (SE); and ME Group (mechanical engineer). PHOTO: JAMES RAY SPAHN





An intriguing paint can installation marks the community room at Union Flats, 217 affordable rentals in St. Paul, Minn., designed by BKV Architects. GC Weis Builders had to remediate a contaminated four-acre site to build the U-shaped structure near the Twin Cities’ light-rail line. Owner/manager Dominium won a Vanguard Award from the National Affordable Housing Management Association for the $67 million project. PHOTO: ALEX CARROL





SVA Architects designed The Reserve at Seabridge, 75 live-work units on a 5.6-acre marina-facing site in the Channel Islands Harbor at Oxnard, Calif., 60 miles west of Los Angeles. The luxury apartment complex, part of the master-planned Seabridge community, has a 6,300-sf recreation center and fitness facility, swimming pool, spa, and sundeck. The owner/builder was VK Builders Corp. LJP Construction Services was waterproofing consultant. PHOTO: COURTESY SVA ARCHITECTS




Developer Pearl Properties reduced the number of units in its luxury high-rise, The Harper, from 200 to 167 to add more 1,600 to 1,800-sf residences for families. The 280,000-sf, 24-story rental community, the work of DAS Architects, Harman Group (SE), and Wellcraft Construction Company (GC), is a block away from Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square. Amenities include co-working lounges, an indoor basketball court, a heated soaking pool, a 12,200-sf rooftop park, and a 24th-floor club room and sky deck. PHOTO: BARRY HALKIN




To make room on a tight three-quarter-acre site in East Hollywood for the Coronel Apartments, KFA Architects and Westport Construction moved a protected 1920s Pueblo house across the street and renovated it into two apartments and a community room. Nonprofit developer Hollywood Community Housing Corp. replaced 22 units of substandard REAP housing with 18 three-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom, and 12 one-bedroom apartments at rents of $488 to $1,354/month. The four-story LEED Platinum–targeted project is on the Metro Red Line and has a walk score of 87. PHOTO: KFA ARCHITECTURE





Adults with advanced multiple sclerosis are the primary occupants of Boston’s Harmon Apartments, designed by local architecture firm DiMella Shaffer. The 26 accessible one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom units were developed by The Boston Home, which has served MS patients since 1881, and Affirmative Investments. Eight units were set aside for those with income levels at or below 30% of AMI; 24 for those at or below 60% of AMI; six are market rate. On-site services include wellness and fitness programs, caregiver training, wheelchair seating and positioning, and outpatient rehabilitation. PHOTO: ROBERT BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY




Walsh Construction completed The Paragon, a 47-story rental tower in Chicago’s South Loop for Murphy Development Group and CIM Group. The 500 units have views of the city’s Museum Campus and Grant Park. SCB was the architect. Mary Cook Associates designed the models for the studio, convertible, and one- and two-bedroom apartments. PHOTO: Mary Cook Associates




Architect Morris Adjmi’s twin 21-story towers, Front & York, bring “full-service, resort-style” living to Brooklyn’s DUMBO (“down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass”) neighborhood. The one- to four-bedroom condominiums are fitted with Adjmi-styled Italian cabinetry, Caldia stone countertops, Waterworks fittings, and Gaggenau appliances. Private chef’s kitchens, teen lounges, children’s playrooms, and a 77,000-sf Life Time fitness center, plus a private park designed by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, add to the package. New Line Structures was the CM for co-owner/developers CIM Group and LIVWRK. Prices start at $950,000. RENDERING: WILLIAMS NEW YORK

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