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171 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Levine Builders provided construction management services for this new 12-story masonry and steel composite load-bearing concrete plank building located at Lexington Avenue and 31st Street. The facade is a rose-colored ironspot brick silhouetted by precast stone lintels and enclosed by insulated double slider aluminum windows.

Developed in a joint venture with Vornado Realty Trust, the building provides 41 apartments for low-income senior citizens as well as 3,000 square feet of ground level retail space and a two-story mechanical penthouse. Each unit includes wall-to-wall carpeting, VCT tiles in the kitchens, and ceramic tiles in the bathrooms, which are handicapped adaptable with emergency pull cords.

Built for the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, 171 Lexington Avenue was financed under New York City's Inclusionary Zoning Bonus Certificate program, an effort by the City of New York to create additional low-income housing.

Apex Senior Housing, 498 Union Avenue, New Cassel, NY

General contracting services were provided for the construction of the first low-income, shared housing facility for seniors. This four-story, 33,000 square foot, masonry bearing concrete plank building provides a 33-unit senior housing development that consists of one and two-bedroom apartments. Built for the Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, Apex provides two choices of living arrangements; seniors can rent their own one-bedroom unit or share a two-bedroom unit with another senior, thereby developing a "family of choice."

The shared units have two bedrooms and two bathrooms for privacy, along with a shared kitchen, living room, and dining room, which provides opportunities for conversation and companionship. The development is situated on a one-acre fenced in site that formerly housed two private, rundown homes. It includes private parking, a landscaped garden, exercise room, laundry facility, an expandable community space to be used for tenant recreation and educational and social services, and two rooftop recreation areas. The goal of Apex is to provide an environment where seniors can flourish rather than just merely survive.

Financing for this project came from town, state and federal funds, including the NYS Housing Trust Fund and the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

This project was the recipient of the Long Island Builders Institute Design/Build Award and the Building Award 2003 from the Queens and Bronx Building Association for Excellence in Design and Construction in the Residential - Senior Housing Category.

Apex II - Intergenerational Housing, New Cassel, NY

General contracting services for the construction of a 33,000 sq. ft., four-story, intergenerational apartment building. The 35 residential units comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Located adjacent to Apex I Senior Citizens Housing, this development includes private parking, landscaped gardens, community space and laundry facilities.

Built for a joint venture between Douglaston Development and the Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, this project provides quality housing to an area severely lacking in affordable housing and has stimulated the revival of the main corridor in the New Cassel Urban Renewal Plan.
Financing for this project came from town, state and federal funds, including the NYS Housing Trust Fund and the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Atria Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, NY

This new 143-unit, eight-story facility was designed to provide housing and care for the elderly. The building is steel framed and floors constructed of bar joist, metal deck and concrete. The exterior facade consists of cold form metal framing with brick veneer, fiberglass cornices, cast stone sills, balusters, keystones and copings and aluminum double-hung windows. A total of 85 parking spaces are provided; 57 spaces at the cellar level and 28 spaces on the roof over the cellar.

Atria Riverdale, Riverdale, NY

The new construction of a 14-story, 206 unit masonry-bearing, concrete plank assisted living facility built on top of two levels of steel framed parking. This state-of-the-art fully sprinklered building incorporates cutting edge technology in connection with life safety, building security, communications and access controls.

Chaparral Winds, 16623 N. West Point Parkway, Surprise, AZ

Chaparral Winds is a 224-unit retirement community built on 13.25 acres in Surprise, AZ, located northwest of Phoenix. It offers 108 Independent Living retirement apartments and 36 two-bedroom casitas, as well as a fully licensed and staffed 60-unit Assisted Living building and a 20-unit secured Memory Care unit for residents who require special services due to dementia.

Desert Winds Peoria, AZ

Desert Winds Retirement and Assisted Living Community is comprised of 140 independent living units which consist of 36 casitas with attached garages and a 104-unit retirement apartment complex featuring studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. The 80-unit Assisted Living building offers studio, one and two-bedroom units.

Sedona Winds Jacks Canyon Road, Sedona, AZ

The acquisition and rehabilitaton of 102 units of independent living and 62 units of assisted living in Sedona, AZ.