Gateway Garden

ACE acquired this tax credit property, 32 units of affordable housing in late 2009. A Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) had been completed to determine the extent of improvements required to increase the energy efficiency of the project and to improve the quality of life of the residents. CHA was commissioned to evaluate the CNA and create a design that would effectively achieve those goals. A rain-screen system was installed using horizontal siding and plywood panels that included energy efficient windows. Interior improvements included Energy Star appliances, new plumbing fixtures, lighting, cabinets, countertops, flooring, interior painting and wireless internet access for the entire complex. Major site improvements allow for accessible walking paths, improved sunlight for natural daylighting and room for a children’s play area.