Portland Front Street Phase Two Affordable Housing
Utile is working with the Portland Housing Authority (PHA) on the second phase of their redevelopment of its Front Street Development, which will provide 45 units of affordable senior housing near the Back Cove neighborhood of Portland. The project is designed with adaptable and universal design considerations for residents to stay within the community as their needs change. Amenities include a community room to host resident’s events and PHA programs, a third floor lounge offering views of Portland and Back Cove, laundry, dedicated electric vehicle charging stations, and an outdoor covered patio. Designed to the PHIUS+ 2021 Passive House Standard, the project combines airtight, well-insulated envelope assemblies with high efficiency mechanical systems and a rooftop photo-voltaic array to maximize energy operation, and resident comfort. This project is part of a larger redevelopment of PHA’s Front Street Development to provide 113 units of affordable housing in total.