Park Holm Masterplanning, Newport, RI

Park Holm Masterplanning, Newport, RI

Scope
Masterplanning
262 existing units

Davis Square Architects worked as a masterplanning consultant with the Newport Housing Authority, residents, the Board of Commissioners and the community.

The existing 262-unit Park Holm public housing development determined the feasibility of developing a 50-unit HUD Section 202 elderly mid-rise as a first stage of the overall masterplan. The plan helped determine various combinations of rehab, new construction rental housing, as well as possible affordable homeownership units.

Other design ideas included creating a hierarchy of public spaces, pedestrian paths, and privatized outdoor spaces. The overall transformation will bring character to and enhance the development, while still preserving any existing buildings.