The Viceroy SRO is a 6-story, 90-unit affordable residential and supportive services project and a historic and green rehabilitation. The residential floors were reconfigured to reduce the number of SRO units from 150 to 90; each unit will contain an individual kitchen and bathroom. The project will also include extensive ground floor supportive services including an urban agriculture component and teaching kitchen to teach residents about growing food, nutrition and food preparation. A ground floor public café operated by St. Leonard’s House will be located on the ground floor facing the garden.
The 6-story, terra cotta and brick clad building is on the national historic register and will receive an exterior façade restoration as well as preservation of interior features such as a historic lobby, front stairway and barrel vaults on residential floors. The project includes green features such as geothermal heating and cooling, a solar-thermal domestic hot water system and extensive native planting and rain gardens to mitigate storm water runoff. While these major green features are exciting and effective, our firm is just as excited by the less visible items that have a large impact on energy and water consumption. The building will include the following features: super-insulation, advanced sealing techniques, energy efficient mechanical equipment and light fixtures, water efficient fixtures, interior finishes that are both recycled and provide a healthy indoor air quality.