Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) named Draper Hall the overall winner for their 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. AHF hosts the nationwide competition each year, letting readers determine the projects with the most thoughtful and innovative approach towards future affordable housing. Of the initial 120 nominations, AHF and its readers selected ten award recipients, with Draper Hall selected as both the Overall Winner and Best Senior Project. Cited as the “new standard for senior affordable housing,” AHF highlighted Draper Hall not only as a pioneering affordable/supportive housing development, but a project that will benefit the community as a whole. A formal presentation took place at the Readers’ Choice Awards ceremony on November 15 at the AHF Live Conference in Chicago.
Developed by SKA Marin, and built along the East River in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood, Draper Hall will offer 203 units of much needed senior housing. The residential units will be supported by a multi-purpose community room at the building’s base that features space for an adult day program with home healthcare and medical services for residents. Taking advantage of the building’s context, Draper Hall will also act as a liaison between the residents and the nearby Metropolitan Hospital.
We are proud to be a part of this project, as well as its neighboring building, The Gilbert. These developments will undoubtedly have a strong, positive impact on the surrounding community.