Affordable Housing Design Unveiled in NE

I’m kicking myself for missing today’s groundbreaking of the new Shaver Green affordable housing project on MLK Boulevard. The project is expected to receive a LEED Gold certification, which is impressive considering the budget. I’m anxious to know how the project will be integrated into the character of the neighborhood. Or, will it stand out and scream, “I’m housing for the poor!” For some reason, developers are compelled to create affordable housing that looks out of place or use a palette scheme that is horribly misguided. Based on the one rendering I’ve seen, the developer and design team chose a neutral color scheme, a sign of apprehension, in my book.
Was anybody there for the ceremony and if so, what is your impression?

1 Comment so far

  1. sabernar on May 18th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    It seems like this blog is down to an average of about one post per day, and it seems that most days there aren’t any posts. Is there any room for new bloggers? Are all the slots filled? Because if they are, then maybe some of the people who aren’t posting should drop off and let people, who are interested in actually posting to the blog, a chance.

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