118 affordable apartments will be complete in just a few months in the Holland neighborhood.
Hook & Ladder Apartments is currently under construction at 2320 Jefferson Street NE. That’s just down the block from the planned market-rate apartment project that we reported on earlier this week (you can read about that project here). When Hook & Ladder is complete later this Fall the project will include two residential buildings, one standing five stories tall and the other three stories.
Residents who live at Hook & Ladder will need to meet the requirement that their household income is 60% of the area median income or below.
Units within the buildings will range in size and include one, two and three-bedroom layouts.
One unique aspect of the project is that the taller building has been designed in a way that is consistent with Green Communities requirements (think water saving fixtures, green materials, etc) while the shorter building has been designed to comply with Passive House Certification.
What is Passive House Certification exactly? Buildings that meet the requirements are designed so that they are ultra-tight and high insulated. In the end this ensures that the building consumes less energy for heating and cooling while also improving the overall air quality.
Residents of the two buildings will have access to shared amenities including a courtyard spanning between the two buildings, an outdoor children’s play area, a dog run and garden plots. Amenities within the three-story building will include a large community room, a fitness center, a library and business center. The five-story building will have a ground floor bike storage room and will also have access to the amenities within the three-story building.
118 parking spaces are included within the entire project. 59 are located on one underground level beneath the three-story building while there are 15 covered and 44 uncovered spots located on a surface parking lot that is accessible off Jefferson Avenue.