Hope VI West Kinney Gardens

Project Description

With funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, this development returns to the city streets of Newark a street grid that includes public alleyways for parking of cars. The fronts of these new homes create a traditional urban street with front doors and “stoops”. These 167 units replace high rise public housing that was unmanageable, vacant and abandoned. Another important component of this complex is an apartment building for senior citizens providing mostly one bedroom apartments. The structure is placed at the top of a hill to take advantage of vistas towards the Manhattan skyline. The facility includes an underground parking garage, community meetings rooms with an outdoor terrace, management offices and maintenance shop for the entire site. The architectural design of the townhouse exteriors is reminiscent of Federal style with three stories, three bays, round window elements and rooftop dormers.

Project Details

  • Location: Newark, NJ
  • Area: 276,000 ft2
  • Number of Stories: 2-1/2 & 4
  • Project Completion: 2004