Affordable & Supportive Housing Rochester View Apartments – 61 Units

DePaul Properties
Services Provided
Professional Construction
Project Cost
$13.0 Million
SWBR Architects
Henrietta, NY
Completion Date

Rochester View Apartments is comprised of 61 handicap accessible and adaptable apartments for the deaf and hard of hearing. Located on a hillside, the site package for this was extensive. Transformed into a balanced site,all dirt that was excavated from the hillside on the South end was used to build up the grade on the North end of the site for the building footprint to sit on.

The 69,000 square foot, two-story building features a “U” shaped design. The building has many different elevations that provide a unique curb appeal.

The project features state-of-the-art communication equipment and high-contrast visual design. There are open floor plans with handrails, an elevator accessible from the common area andlighting for high visibility. Technological enhancements includelighted doorbell and alarms, videophone/intercom capability and adaptive equipment.Safety and security features include security cameras, controlled secure access, strobe lighting for CO2 and fire alarms. Bedrooms are wired for bed shakers in case of a fire or any other emergencies.

Providing a safe, friendly and comfortable living environment for Deaf people, signage with Braille markings and an on-site manager fluent in ASL are also a part of this community.


Awards include:

  • NYS Housing Conference Community Impact Award
  • NAIOP Upstate NY Chapter Award of Excellence
  • 2016 Affordable Housing Finance Reader’s Choice Award Finalist


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