Summit Wood Apartments
- Watertown, NY
- Norstar Development USA, L.P.
- Date Completed
- New 200-unit townhouse development in Watertown, NY
- One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments as one and two story units
- Centrally located Clubhouse is home to administrative offices, a community room, exercise space, and mail delivery
Architecteam was commissioned to provide design services for the 200-unit, townhouse development in Watertown, New York. The design consisted of one, two and three bedroom apartments scattered throughout the development as one and two story units. The development was constructed on a 65-acre site, which was divided between the City of Watertown and the Town of Watertown municipalities.
The wood framed units were constructed with full kitchens, living and dining spaces, bathrooms on each level, laundry spaces, and storage closets throughout. Large glass areas provide generous amounts of natural light and ventilation in all rooms. A centrally located Clubhouse is home to administrative offices, a community room, exercise space, and mail delivery.
The beautiful site located on the southern border of the City of Watertown was composed of rolling hills, which challenged the design team in providing accessibility to the single story units. Architecteam led the site planning effort by creating neighborhoods without disturbance to the existing natural wetlands.
The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) initiated the project, while financing was secured through DANC and the Community Preservation Corporation. The project was completed in the summer of 2009.