Dearborn Homes

HPZS designed and directed the gut rehabilitation of 16 buildings (12 six-story and 4 nine-story) on one site, which was an intense effort in community stakeholder organization and construction phasing over a five-year period. The entire site had a re-planning of 800 dwelling units to provide four-bedroom family-focused configurations and the HUD required distribution of accessible units of all sizes, reducing the unit count to 656. It included all new infrastructure for MEP FP, communication, and make-up air circulation for all buildings.

HPZS worked with the team to design and coordinate the installation of new elevators, and rehabilitated and remodeled the facades to market rate appearance through the careful insertion of Neo-Georgian detailing. The existing 16 buildings and entire site were completely renovated inclusive of the private driveways and fire lane running through the development. Work included the design, coordination, and relocation of all new underground utilities for site including the electrical, gas, storm sewer and water services for the site and the buildings, including a new 2,000 LF private water main to service each of the building, as well as storm water detention for the entire site through the use of a underground, prefabricated, concrete detention tank by StormTrap. By repaving fire lanes and reconfiguring walkways, the team succeeded in making the entire site barrier-free.