New York City
Creston Avenue Residence is one of the first developments in New York City to be built with state Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) supportive housing funds. Developed by Volunteers of America—Greater New York and Robert Sanborn Development, the project features 66 apartments, including 21 MRT units for formerly homeless individuals with a mental illness.
Creston Avenue Residence has a mix of affordable and supportive housing units. There are 21 studio, 12 one-bedroom, and 32 two-bedroom apartments plus a superintendent’s unit.
The LEED Platinum building is loaded with green features, including photovoltaic panels that help power the building’s common areas. A TransitScreen in the lobby displays updates on the building’s energy consumption as well as real-time transit information.
Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, the 10-story building is divided into three smaller masses, two separate brick sections and a main body, slightly set back, clad in metal.