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John C. Anderson Apartments

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Project Name

John C. Anderson Apartments

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2014

Size

56 sq. feet

Client/Owner

Pennrose Development

Consultants

  • Structural Engineer: The Harman Group




Style

Modern

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Project Description

From the AIA:

JCAA is a 56-unit affordable senior housing development located in Philadelphia's historic Washington Square West neighborhood. A public/private partnership was forged between the DMH Fund (a not‐for‐profit organization focused on addressing needs of youth and seniors within the LGBT community) and a highly experienced affordable housing developer to turn their vision into reality. The involvement of DMH Fund provided the structure by which members of the community could remain active participants throughout the detailed design and construction phases and insured that the community would have a say in all major decisions made along the way. John C Anderson Apartments is the first “LGBT‐friendly” affordable senior housing project to be developed in the eastern United States with such direct community involvement. Its realization has been the source of great community pride.


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