The $18.7 million rehabilitation of Cobbet Hill Apartments, a 117 unit affordable housing complex, is the building’s first major renovation since the former high school – constructed in the 1930s – was converted into apartments 31 years ago.
The renovations include the creation of new common areas, a fitness room, modernized mechanical, electrical and life safety systems, replacement of the building’s roof, and repaired plumbing and masonry. The design incorporates a new courtyard entrance for accessibility, six new handicapped-accessible apartments and upgrades to the kitchens and bathrooms throughout. The modernized structure meets Enterprise Green Community (ECG) criteria and includes 65 multifamily and 52 senior units, with a range of affordability based on income levels.
The building’s former 5,000 square foot school gymnasium, which includes a track, has been converted into a commercial fit-out, with a second floor amenity zone for residents.