Construction has started on the $16-million mixed-use affordable housing development in Syracuse.
The development, known as Butternut Crossing, is designed to provide 53 affordable apartments and commercial space to Syracuse’s Northside neighborhood. The project will include six newly-constructed buildings and the substantial rehabilitation of an additional building.
The development’s seven sites are located along Butternut and North Townsend streets and the mixed-use building with commercial space is located directly across the street from the St. Joseph Health Center campus.
Butternut Crossing, developed by Housing Visions, includes six apartments that will be fully accessible and move-in ready for persons with mobility impairment, and three apartments that will be move-in ready for persons with a hearing or vision impairment. Additionally, eight apartments will serve persons with a physical disability and/or traumatic brain injury.
Butternut Crossing includes green building and energy efficiency measures to meet the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Energy Star Labeled Homes Program, and Enterprise Green Communities requirements. Energy efficient features include low-flush toilets, WaterSense labeled fixtures, spray foam building insulation, native vegetation, low-VOC paints and sealants, Energy Star programmable bath fans and Energy Star shingles.