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Northside Village Phase II Development (Formerly Yates Village)

Schenectady, NY

C2 was retained by WRT, LLC as an architectural teammate for Phase II of the redevelopment of the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority’s Yates Village located in Schenectady, New York.

The existing public housing complex had reached the end of its lifespan. The redevelopment of Yates Village in Schenectady is a much-needed improvement for the 70-year-old, 297-apartment complex. The mixed-income community will include a range of affordability to ensure housing opportunities are available to fit the needs of existing residents as well as the affordable housing needs of the community.

WRT was involved with the first phase of redevelopment and invited C2 to be the architect of record for the second phase of the redevelopment. Phase II included the addition of 37 newly constructed two-story buildings featuring 211 apartments. The apartments include 69 one-bedroom units, 108 two-bedroom units, 29 three-bedroom units and 5 four-bedroom units. C2's scope also included the renovation of 173 units and a one-story Management Building.

Additionally, phase II enhanced on-site amenities for the community, including two new playgrounds, a basketball court, a resident seating area, and landscaped greenspaces. 

Northside Village adheres to energy efficiency and green building standards required for certification from Enterprise Green Communities and Energy Star for Certified Homes. Energy efficient measures at Northside Village include LED interior and exterior lighting, Energy Star appliances, and electric vehicle charging stations.

All apartments are Section 8 Project Based Voucher (PBV) units affordable to household earnings at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income.

State financing for the $88 million Northside Village Phase II project included $18 million in permanent tax-exempt bonds, $35 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and $26 million in subsidy from New York State Homes and Community Renewal. HCR also provided over $20 million in support for the first phase.

  1. Industry: Affordable Housing
    NYSHCR & HFA Project

  2. Year Completed: 2023

  3. Size: New Two-Story Buildings - 37 (211 apartments)
              Renovated units - 173;
              Renovated one-story Management Building

  4. Services Provided:
    Architectural Design
    Construction Drawings
    Construction Administration


Residential amenities include a modern kitchen with electric range and dishwasher. There is a washer and dryer in each unit. All units include cental A/C.