Affordable & Supportive Housing PathStone Skyview Park Apartments -157 Units
Throughout upstate New York and across the country sit vacant malls and a growing need for affordable housing. After over a decade of being closed, the Sears building will be revitalized and transformed into an affordable and senior housing community.
The previous Sears space will be retrofitted for 73 apartment units, 3 courtyards, and multi-tenant storage space. A connecting bridge will unite this space with a new 4-story building that will house 84 units built over an abandoned parking lot. The 157-unit senior housing community will encompass over 157,000 square feet.
The majority of units will be one-bedroom, there will also be several two-bedroom units. Amenities will include a beautiful senior citizens center, community rooms, fitness center, library and large central gathering lounge, and enclosed parking on the lower level of the new building. There will also be several green space areas to actively engage the residents. The Sears space will be redesigned to include open courtyards allowing for natural light and ventilation, as well as connecting residents to the community center and other services inside the redevelopment.
Skyview Park Apartments encompass two growing trends in senior living: adaptive reuse of obsolete buildings and incorporating senior housing as a component of mixed-use development. The transformation of the former Sears building into a vibrant senior living community is vital as the aging population increases in Irondequoit as well as the need for affordable, sustainable housing. Skyview Park Apartments will create a community for seniors encouraging engagement and socialization with the multitude of amenities available.