Median Income Housing proposes an alternative use for the Park Avenue median while maintaining its green nature.  With 6 to 8 units per block between 48th Street and 96th Street, there is the potential to house over 800 middle and lower income residents in apartments ranging from 400 to 800 square feet each.  The units provide individual living spaces within the urban context, employ prefabricated construction with materials and systems linked to local resources, and apply sustainable methods of energy collection and use.  This development demonstrates the possibilities of creating living spaces with small ecological footprints within existing urban fabrics.  This design received an honorable mention from the NYC/EPA Green Building Competition.

Credits:  Ian Roll project designer while at Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects