New Village Homes, designed for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, demonstrates how new design is both good for the city and for a historic context. Here, a new development of 100 housing units is fully integrated into the context of Columbus’ Italian Village Historic District, yet it is clearly new and fresh.
Thirty-seven buildings, sixteen individual designs, were conceived to fit within the context of the historic street and building placement pattern of the neighborhood. Two parks were provided, both on the edge of the development, making them available to the entire community. One building was designed with units as mini-lofts and revives an old factory that once stood at the location in the early 1900’s.