[Updated February 2021]
NeDA is moving forward on the design for Stryker Senior Housing.
After extensive energy modeling to ensure energy efficiency and landscape planning, they will spend the next 45 days creating construction documents. This 57 unit building will be located at 617 and 605 Stryker Avenue. It will take up about ¾ of the block. The north end (King Street) will have a public space that will include public art – in the form of a sculpture. Parking is in the back along with a residential picnic and gathering area with opportunities for gardening.
The building’s siding will be fiber cement material created by Nichiha company. They have a wealth of design and color options. The façade along Stryker will have bays to break up the front and will utilize flat panels, lap siding, and embossed siding on the two ends at Elizabeth and King.
Possible color selection: using dark greys and red/clay with a light contrast. Keep in mind that the color always looks different on the screen than the product. NeDA will review actual samples to determine color shades and tones. They will have three to four different colors/shades to again provide visual contrast. They continue to seek residential input on colors.
NeDA plans to plant the whole site – reserving grass for the picnic area and public gathering space at King and Stryker. They have included the boulevards in the landscape design. The focus will be on native, hardy plants that will attract bees and butterflies. A small selection includes: Butterfly Milkweed, Bee Balm, Wild Indigo, Rudbeckia, Garden Phlox.
They also will build out the bus stop at Stryker and Elizabeth.
NeDA will attend West Side Voices meetings to provide monthly updates and will update their website: www.nedahome.org on development progress – along with other housing and financial coaching programs – offered in Spanish and English.