Bellows Falls Garage

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Clients Location

Bellows Falls, VT


31,871 SF

Category Sustainability Features
  • •PV solar panels

  • •Highly efficient building envelope

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The recently completed Bellows Falls Garage project was originally conceived by Windham and Windsor Housing Trust as the adaptive reuse of an historic 1920s building in downtown Bellows Falls to create much needed affordable housing, as well as commercial space.  When the initial effort to save the existing concrete structure was realized to be cost prohibitive, a new plan was made to demolish and rebuild the Bellows Falls Garage.  The new, highly energy efficient building’s facade replicates the historic one on Rockingham Street while at the other elevations, the use of large multi-paned windows echoes the structure’s original incarnation.  The final design includes 27 apartment units of mixed income housing ranging from studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units, a shared community room, street level commercial space, and 6 units set aside to support community members transitioning from homelessness.