Geneseo, NY DePaul’s new $17 million Skybird Landing Apartments celebrated its grand opening. The name is a tribute to Geneseo’s National Warplane Museum, a warbird and military history museum founded in 1994.
SWBR’s design of the multifamily affordable housing complex is a departure from typical affordable housing and provides a neighborhood inspired by the area’s aviation history. The new community consists of six two-story buildings around a cul-de-sac, employing a community-wide sidewalk system with intermittent bench seating. Each building contains a lounge area, laundry facilities and 10 apartments, which totals 60 units with 30 adaptable, 18 enhanced and 12 fully ADA-accessible.
The project received funding through NYS Homes and Community Renewal, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Supportive Housing Opportunity Program, Rural Area Revitalization Program, NYS Office of Mental Health, and NYSERDA.