LEED for Homes Gold certified, this new 67,000 square foot permanent supportive housing community for Veteran’s 55+ is situated on a 4-acre historic VA hospital campus with buildings dating back to 1928. Bedford Green features 69 furnished apartment homes, and borrows Georgian-style architectural elements from its immediate residential neighbors – such as projecting bays, small roof dormers and clapboard siding – that work cohesively to reduce its massing.
The design is specifically tailored for formerly homeless veterans with nearly 13% of units with fully accessible kitchens, bathrooms and extra maneuvering space. Unique program features include supportive spaces allowing for social interaction, exam rooms for medical care and assistance with job placement. An on-site Resident Services Coordinator and Case Manager work with the local VA campus team to oversee well-being of residents in the Energy Star certified building. Amenities include a community room, computer center and fitness area. The exterior covered porch and paved patio with seating area provides residents with safe, easily accessible outdoor spaces, fostering a sense of community where residents are encouraged to socialize.