PARADE STREET COMMONS: EAST

Location: Erie, PA

Client: GMA develpments

Completion Date: 2015


Parade Street Commons East is a proposal for an Affordable Housing Development in Erie Pa.  Designed to meet the stringent Passive House standard, the project is comprised of 25 Three-bed & 7 Two-bed Townhomes and 6 Three-bed & 2 Two-bed ADA flats.  In addition, there is a Community Building, playground & community garden.  The site is arranged to fit with the neighboring context, while maximizing southern exposure for passive and active solar design, and to provide off-street parking.  A significant design challenge was a large underground tele-communications easement that runs diagonally through the site. The buildings were designed to be manufactured in a modular factory to minimize construction time.