Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award, Honorable Mention, HUD Preservation Properties
Leyden Woods is the redevelopment of an affordable housing community located in Greenfield, MA. The 56 buildings, which had been constructed in 1972, had reached the end of their useful lives. In order to preserve important affordable housing resources, all of the buildings were demolished and replaced with 49 buildings made up of 200 modular, factory-built ENERGY STAR®-compliant apartments. Davis Square Architects worked closely with The Community Builders on site-wide improvements to resident amenities, parking, and water management strategies, as well as the addition of greenspaces and an accessible walking and biking path. The eight-phase project features a mix of single flats and townhouses, with one-, two- and three-bedroom options.