Location: Northampton, MA
Village Hill is a master planned community of commercial space, affordable housing and market rate housing at the former site of the historic Northampton State Hospital.
Phase I – Hilltop Apartments
Hilltop Apartments is an affordable housing component of this planned, mixed-use community, which represents a major redevelopment of the historic 1856 Northampton State Hospital buildings and grounds. Phase I consisted of the complete renovation of two abandoned brick buildings. These buildings now house a total of 33 energy efficient affordable housing units. This substantially green and energy efficient project secured the 2007 Pioneer Valley Smart Growth Award for Mixed Use.
Phase II – Hillside Place at Village Hill
Hillside Place features 40 new units of affordable rental housing that are EnergyStar certified. Six new buildings and a total of 40,800 square feet house the 40 units in a combination of town house units and flats. The design features one, two and three bedroom units; all with open floor plans. Efficient layouts, large windows for natural light and ventilation, as well as energy efficient construction and details make for extremely comfortable units. Green materials were used wherever possible and roof-mounted photovoltaic panels provide a portion of the electricity.
Award: 2007 Pioneer Valley Smart Growth Award for Mixed Use