Named for a neighboring portion of the Oswego Canal, Lock 7 Apartments is located at the former site of the Breneman Co. building, a fabric and window shade factory which closed in 1981 and was later demolished. The newly constructed four-story building features 80 affordable apartments, including 40 units reserved for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Located in a residential area close to downtown, the community includes a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom affordable apartments. Forty of the apartments are dedicated to households experiencing homelessness, including seniors and individuals living with mental illness. On-site services, with housing specialists, teach skills and help tenants find community services.
The project includes administrative spaces, a central community room, fitness center, and an exterior deck. Residential amenities include a lower-level parking garage, laundry facilities, a community room, and lounges. Sustainable features include Energy Star or equivalent heating and cooling equipment, appliances, and light fixtures; water-conserving plumbing fixtures; and low- or no-VOC paints, primers, adhesives, and sealants.