Compass Residences Phase I is the first two buildings within the 17-acre West Farms Redevelopment Plan which transformed abandoned former industrial sites into affordable housing for low-income, workforce, and formerly homeless individuals and families in Crotona Park East and West Farms neighborhoods. The project provides 237 homes, with a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedrooms. Generously sized windows provides abundant daylight in apartments and open up the facades. The 3- to 15-story complex is organized around gracious courtyards. Retail spaces provide a mixed-use development to serve the community. A variety of colors and patterns distinguish the buildings as separate structures and emphasize the dynamic massing of the project. Building heights vary creating visual interest and an urban scale. The project emphasizes sustainability and was designed to meet Enterprise Green Communities criteria. The next phase of the development is under construction.
ASLA New York – Design Merit Award