Welliver managed and constructed this 41,000 SF multi-family housing facility, catering to those of lower incomes based on the median income of the local area.
Developed by Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS), and in partnership with the Watkins Glen Housing Authority, the affordable housing project includes new construction of 34 apartment units, plus non-residential space for a 7,341 square foot childcare center providing educational opportunities for children birth to age five. The three-story building is equipped with an elevator, a community room, laundry room, and a mix of one and two bedroom apartments with bulk storage space available for each unit.
The childcare center includes five classrooms, meeting/program space for families, a commercial kitchen for meals, offices for staff, and a dedicated playground. This LEED Gold building is constructed to extremely high-energy efficiency and green building standards.
- The project remained on schedule and with an adequate labor force during the pandemic. The job never shut down.
- Self-performed large wood framed structure – 95% of the wooden structure was prefabricated off-site and assembled in the field by carpenters with crane assistance.
- Late project change orders included a playground and rooftop solar system. Both additions completed by turnover.
- 38% of the project was self-performed – concrete, masonry, carpentry, doors, windows, exterior insulation, appliance install.