Preliminary work consisted of assisting the client with the grant application for Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) funding and included preparation of estimates, scope of work and schematic drawings. Once funding was obtained, work proceeded with design; preparation of construction drawings and specifications,construction administration and closeout.
Extensive renovations were made to the building, turning it into a 12-unit apartment complex. The new design created four (4)one-bedroom apartments and four (4) two-bedroom apartments on the first and second floors; two (2) three-bedroom and two (2) four-bedroom, two-story apartments on the third and fourth floors. The two-story apartments were used to eliminate the need for an additional emergency exit stairwell saving money on construction, providing more space for tenants and eliminating entrances at the fourth floor.
The project included restoring the historic structure in compliance with New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)requirements. Entrance doors had been vandalized and could not be restore so new wood doors were purchased that that matched the original. Interior trim was replicated where it could not be salvaged. Brick was cleaned and repainted using methods and materials recommended for historic rehabilitation.