A Community-Focused Renovation
Our community-focused renovation has given this 1970s high-rise apartment building a sustainable makeover. Behind a distinctive geometric façade, the building serves as affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities. Although we renewed every apartment unit and public space in the building, our detailed phasing plan enabled tenants to remain in the building throughout construction.
We completely redesigned the common spaces and grounds to create lively gathering spaces. Ground-floor and penthouse community rooms provide spaces for socializing, fitness, and computer use. We created a new entrance vestibule to reclaim lobby space for a resident lounge and enhanced the outdoor spaces with new landscaping and seating areas, as well as a barbeque.
Monument East is more than a building, it’s a community in every sense of the word.
Energy Efficient Design
We upgraded apartment units and whole-building systems to increase energy efficiency. Kitchens received new Energy Star appliances, and we replaced the building’s boilers, condensers, cooling tower, and fan coil units. The building now uses 40% less energy than it did before the renovation.
Keeping Tenants in Place
All existing tenants remained in the building during construction, with two of the building’s three wings occupied at all times. We participated in monthly community meetings before and during construction to keep residents apprised of the schedule and progress and address their concerns.