Across from an iconic food co-op in Mt. Airy, a vacant one story building and surface parking lot is being deconstructed to make way for a mixed-use, higher-density building with sub-surface parking. The 24-unit condominium complex includes a diverse mix of 9 unit types and commercial/retail at the street level which is being fit-out for a co-working organization. A central courtyard brings balanced light into the units and exterior circulation between the units dramatically reducing overall energy use, as does the highly efficient envelope and systems choices. The project will use a mix of modular construction and site-built elements. The design incorporates salvaged heavy timber from the previous structure, a welcoming entry terrace, covered bicycle parking, and a visible green roof. The project is targeting LEED for Homes Gold certification.
Read an interview with condo owners Deb and Jack, longtime Mount Airy residents who made the move to 520 Carpenter Lane.
Mount Airy USA Project of the Year