New York, NY


A New Model for Affordable Housing. JDS and SHoP Architects have collaborated again at 247 Cherry Street, a 77 story, mixed-income rental building of 639 units on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. 25% of the building will be permanently designated as affordable and will be distributed throughout the building. Clad in green terracotta, 247 Cherry includes sky decks, a community garden and meeting space, as well as significant improvements to the neighboring building to ensure that it remains a source of affordable, high-quality homes for the next generation. Improvements include new neighborhood retail, landscape design by SCAPE, upgrades to common spaces, new community space, and flood resiliency upgrades.