DePaul Lock 7 Apartments Open in Oswego, NY

On September 15, 2022, our design team joined DePaul and state and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of Lock 7 Apartments in Oswego, NY. The new community features 80 affordable apartments, including 40 units reserved for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

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, remaining vacant for two decades.

Located in a residential area close to downtown, the newly constructed four-story building includes a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. All apartments are affordable to households earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income. 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 new Lock 7 Apartments will provide beautiful homes with on-site services that will enable individuals living with mental illness to live full and independent lives with families and friends in their own community,” New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan.

The project includes administrative spaces, a central community room, fitness center, and an exterior deck. Residential amenities include laundry facilities, off-street parking, 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.

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

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