DePaul Celebrates Completion of Port Byron Apartments Port Byron, NY

On June 13, 2024, our design team joined DePaul and state and local officials to celebrate the completion of Port Byron Apartments in Port Byron, NY. The new community features 69 affordable apartments, including 30 units reserved for individuals receiving support services.

The project involved the construction of a new, three-story building adjacent to an existing 39-unit building known as Church Street Apartments that had previously served as the Port Byron Central School. Upon completion of construction, residents of the older building were moved into the new complex, with the previous building demolished and transformed into an outdoor recreation area for residents.

“This new development not only replaces outdated housing, but it provides modern apartments and on-site supportive services that will benefit older New Yorkers and other vulnerable populations for years to come,” HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas.

Port Byron Apartments was designed to comply with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Low Rise New Construction – Housing program. Sustainable features include Energy Star appliances, water‐conserving plumbing fixtures, and an electric vehicle charging station.

Residents have access to on-site transportation services, a pet park, walking paths, community garden, and playground. All units will feature free, high-speed internet service.

SWBR provided architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, and structural engineering design services for the project.

Read the HCR announcement: Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 69-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development in Cayuga County | Homes and Community Renewal (

CNY Central news story: New affordable apartment complex unveiled in Port Byron (

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