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A new purpose
Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto turns a former church
site into supportive housing for low-income seniors
The building fa├žade of Pope
Francis Apartments at Loreto
is articulated in segments
that reference a nearby
apartment building, creating
a sense of consistency within
the neighborhood.
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ONPROFIT DEVELOPEROPERATOR
Catholic Charities
of Brooklyn & Queens
(Brooklyn, N.Y.) opened Pope
Francis Apartments at Loreto,
a 62+ supportive affordable
housing community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Located
on the former site of Our Lady of Loreto
Church, the 83,000-square-foot, eight-story
community includes 135 residential units, including
a mix of independent units for seniors
and inclusionary housing supportive units, as
well as resident services, community spaces,
and an on-site laundry.
Opened in April, the building, which meets
Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, a comprehensive
green building framework specifically
for affordable housing, features a rooftop solar
energy installation, thermally high-performing
building envelope, low- and zero-VOC materials
and finishes, and water-saving fixtures.
With space at a premium, RKTB Architects
(New York), which served as the design firm
on the project, approached the unit layouts to
emphasize efficiency with L-shaped kitchens
opening up toward living areas, while interior
unit corridors were kept as small as possible.
The firm also prioritized incorporating some
of the site's history into the new housing project,
including installing mural-size photographs of
Our Lady of Loreto in the lobby, " a gesture that
connects residents and visitors to the neighborhood's
roots, " says Nelson Vega, project manager
and associate principal with RKTB. Additionally,
he notes, lots of glazing at the lobby and in
the corridors make the most of natural daylight
and emphasize the importance of community.
-Anne DiNardo, executive editor
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HE 2023 Environments for Aging
Conference + Expo heads to Charlotte,
N.C., April 15-18. The annual
event will feature more than 45 educational
sessions, tours and networking
events, and an expo hall displaying the
newest products and services for senior
living environments. Details on the 2023
event, including the conference schedule
and registration details, can be found at
environmentsforaging.com.
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ALBERT VECERKA/ESTO, COURTESY OF RKTB (LORETO); MANDRITOIU/STOCK.ADOBE.COM (CHARLOTTE)
http://www.environmentsforaging.com

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