On February 17, our design team joined Rochester Management Inc., Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, and state and local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Zion Hill Senior Apartments in southwest Rochester.
“Developments like this will ultimately help us achieve a greener and more equitable New York for the future,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
Located on the corner of Dr. Samuel McCree Way and Wooden Street, the 45,000 SF community offers 45 one- and two-bedroom affordable senior apartments, with seven reserved for residents in need of supportive services to help them live independently. The building is within close proximity to public transportation, promoting affordability and driving economic growth.
The building offers safety features including carpeting and handrails in primary corridors, and grab bars in each apartment to reduce the risk of falls. Each apartment has an emergency aid communication system. There are five fully adapted and move-in ready apartments for mobility impaired tenants and two fully adapted and move-in ready apartments for hearing or visually impaired tenants.
Zion Hill Senior Apartments, recently certified LEED for Homes Gold by the USGBC, boasts energy efficient features such as LED lighting, Energy Star certified appliances and high-efficiency furnaces and condensing units for heating and cooling. Residential amenities include laundry facilities, a community room with kitchen, a fitness room, and a rooftop patio. Each apartment has a balcony or patio and bulk storage space. The rooftop and adjacent greenhouses tie in with the community and Foodlink.
The project received funding through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, City of Rochester, and the Federal Home Loan Bank.
SWBR provided architectural, structural engineering, landscape architecture, and interior design services for the project.
See the Governor’s announcement here:
See the 13WHAM news feature here: