This city owned parcel was chosen to build elderly housing for Paterson residents. The site has a steep slope which presents several challenges for construction. Using the lowest level as a retaining wall will help take advantage of the slope and keep costs manageable. Towards Belmont Avenue, parking will help buffer apartments from traffic. The uphill portion of the property will provide a cloistered garden for residents to enjoy nature in a quiet setting. When completed this building will provide 85 units of elderly housing. In addition, the ground floor will have a community room for residents, management offices, and spaces for visiting medical professionals. The exterior will be clad in brick with variation in color and relief to provide visual interest. This project will have photovoltaic cells on the roof as part of sustainable design features. All HVAC equipment, lighting and appliances comply with Energy Star program requirements.