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Parris Terraces

Context

Parris Terraces is a unique effort to create affordable homeownership in the City of Portland. The project will create twenty-three new homes that are affordable to people making up to 120% of median income without any subsidies, either local, state or federal.

Response

Each of the 23 units is designed to maximize fresh air and natural light with oversized windows and a full balcony with direct open-air access. Three units on the fourth floor will have sloped, extra high ceilings and larger windows. Exterior finishes are envisioned to be vertical Maine white cedar at the first level and at the balconies, with painted fiber cement clapboard applied in a creative pattern of varying widths.  Other project amenities include in-unit laundry hook-ups, full kitchens with dishwashers, large windows, and energy efficient construction.

Specs

  • Year Completed

  • Cost

    $$$$$$$$
  • Gross Floor Area

    13700 sq ft
  • Units

    23
  • Partners

    Structural Integrity
    Ransom Consulting

Sustainability Achievements

Site

  • Walkable location
  • Near public transportation
  • Bike racks onsite
  • Reused materials from the site
  • Ecological Stormwater Management
  • Resilient landscape design

Materials

  • Designed for low maintenance

Wellness

  • Fresh air ventilation system for indoor air quality
  • Visual connection to the outdoors
  • Formaldehyde-free building

Energy

  • Fresh air ventilation system with heat recovery
  • Airtight construction