Chapel Street Apartments

The Challenge

Chapel Street Apartments faced unique challenges throughout renovation, which required creative solutions from Model Construction and the owner/non-profit partner, Talbert House. Specific challenges include:

  • Reconfiguring outdated unit layouts to provide for open, modern floor plans
  • A creative combination of funding sources, all with their own stipulations
  • A tight project site in an urban neighborhood

Project Objectives

The objective for Chapel Street Apartments was to create safe, high-quality, LEED-certified, Permanent Supportive Housing for Talbert House, a local non-profit that serves as the owner, developer, property manager and service provider for this developent.

The Development and Construction Solutions

The project created 24 apartments containing a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, with on-site manager's office, common laundry, otudoor relaxation space, on-site parking and security features that include fencing and interior and exterior cameras.

A design-build approach was used to ensure that design, budget, timeline and performance targets were met. Team members worked together to design a buildig targeting LEED GOLD certification. LEED features include:

  • A location in close proximity to public transit
  • Recycling a significant amount of construction debris
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • EnergyStar appliances/lighting fixtures
  • Highly efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning system
  • Significant insulation
  • Maximized air quality via new ventilation and exhaust systems
  • Minimized air leakage with energy efficient windows
  • Utilization of Low VOC paints and adhesives

These components contribute to a cleaner indoor air quality, as well as reduce energy usage and expense.