Chestnut Commons won two awards at the SARA National Design Awards this weekend! The project is the winner of both the Design Excellence Award and the Multi-Family Residential: Affordable Housing, Low Income Housing, Market Rate Housing.
Chestnut Commons is an innovative, sustainable, mixed-use development that provides critically needed affordable housing to over 600 formerly homeless and low-income households. Community-centric in both design and development, the project integrates a satellite Community College campus, workforce training, and a credit union – all within a Passive House building.
Developed and operated by locally based organizations with strong community ties, the project strengthens the neighborhood with the inclusion of economic development and educational opportunities, arts programming, and job training services.
Chestnut Commons exemplifies an innovative affordable housing model for sustainable development. The project provides not only urgently needed affordable housing, but a deep commitment to environmental equity and community building.
The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) National Design Awards celebrates excellence in architecture & design.