Hamilton Stern Announces Alta Vista Development

Alta Vista
Posted On April 9, 2024

Hamilton Stern Announces Construction of Alta Vista at St. Joseph’s Park

Construction has begun on a new mixed-use housing project named Alta Vista at St. Joseph’s Park for Ibero American Development Corporation and, consulting developer, Edgemere Development. The project will transform four vacant lots into an affordable and sustainable housing development with public space in the St. Joseph’s Neighborhood of downtown Rochester.

Hamilton Stern is proud to have been selected as the construction manager on this new multifamily, mixed-income structure, located adjacent to St. Joseph’s Park. The project broke ground in January and, when complete, will boast approximately 82,000 sf with 76 affordable/supportive units and 2,600 sf of space for public events.

The new six-story, all electric building, with a rooftop solar array, will be built to be environmentally sustainable and is expected to achieve Passive House Certification. It is expected to receive other green initiative certifications, as well. The building will feature “podium” style construction, with the first two floors constructed of structural steel and concrete, and the remaining four floors constructed of wood. Additionally, the building’s exterior will resemble the details of the outside neighboring historic landmark, St. Joseph’s Church.

Alta Vista at St. Joseph Park is the first Downtown Revitalization Initiative project offering mixed affordable and supportive housing units in downtown Rochester at a signature landmark. This project is one of several multi-unit projects currently under construction for Hamilton Stern across Western and Central New York. Alta Vista at St. Joseph’s Park is expected to be complete in 2025.


Hamilton Stern Construction is a full-service construction management firm, general contractor, and design-build consultant located in Pittsford, NY. Established in 2010, we have become a trusted partner with an abundant list of clients spanning diverse projects and industries, including commercial, industrial/manufacturing, education facilities, and multi-family housing. At the center of everything we do is our clients and our people. With a focus on craftsmanship, transparency and collaboration, Hamilton Stern Construction provides exceptional service that exceeds expectations, while fostering a culture of safety, teamwork, quality and innovation.