Project Description

The Coolspring Street Project included the total gut and rehab of eleven apartment units contained within two buildings located on Coolspring Street in Uniontown, PA. The The project involved conversion of a dated public housing design originally built in 1982, into a modern, more functional development. The basic structure was maintained with the exception that problematic parapet walls were removed and roof overhangs were added to the buildings. In addition, roofed front porches were added, window sizes and locations were updated, new exterior brick, rear patios, and fenced rear yards.  The apartment interiors were reconfigured to a more open floor plan and finishes were updated including: high performance flooring, upgraded kitchen cabinets, and wood interior doors and trim.

Notable Aspects:

• The completed project virtually eliminated the institutional feel of the original design, and has been used as a prototype for all subsequent projects at the FCHA.
• Undesirable aspects of the site including the unsightly buildings and site were transformed into a visually pleasing development.
• The project was featured in the PAHRA presentation to regional housing authorities at a Seven Springs conference.
• The project won an Award of Merit by the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC).

Client
Fayette County Housing Authority

Services

  • Boundary Survey & Mapping
  • Site Design & Permitting
  • Architectural Planning & Design
  • Electric, Plumbing & Mechanical Design
  • Construction Administration

Project Area
0.7 Acres