401 West 25th St
New York, NY
Elliot Chelsea is a LEED Certified 22-story 168 unit rental building in Chelsea. It is a prime example of how affordability and design came together for this New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) project. The building has exposed corners with large windows, balconies on the top floors above the setback, and a recreational green roof. The façade is composed of buff and brown colored brick with a 4” brick detail between them. This was part of Bloomberg’s 2007 New Housing Marketplace Plan to provide affordable housing for middle class families using city-owned and under-utilized land. What was previously a parking lot now provides 100% affordable housing with the added benefits of sustainable living.