Gerard Block Apartments

Hamilton Stern revived two vacant historical buildings in downtown Elmira, NY, reconstructing the properties to be structurally stable. The project involved brick restoration, new mechanical systems and utilities, and a combination of salvaged and historically accurate finishes. The final results included 28 affordable apartments, eight artist studios, and five commercial spaces. Funding came through several sources, such as NYSHCR, Historical Tax Credits, Restore NY, and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
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Client

Arbor Housing and Development

Location

Elmira, NY

Project Completion Year

2020

Design Professional

Johnson-Schmidt

Total Sq. Footage

35,000

Project Duration

1 year