“HRI’s commitment to Active Design Verified helps us integrate healthy lifestyle approaches throughout our affordable housing multifamily portfolio. Examples of large-scale rental developments incorporating Active Design principles include:
• Concord Highlands, a 98-unit affordable housing development. Healthy and active design priorities contributed to attractive stairwells, secure bicycle storage, on-site wellness programing, a community room for athletic and nutrition classes, an outdoor deck, and access to a public cycle track, pedestrian paths, and natural outdoor resources. We are currently closing on project financing and plan to begin building construction in the fall of 2018.
• Auburn Court, the rehabilitation of 77 existing units and construction of 9 new units, was completed in late 2017. This active design renovation includes new landscaping, outdoor furniture, and other improvements at an on-site park, which encourage intergenerational play and outdoor recreation, as well as secure bike storage. The new building has an attractive stairwell with large storefront windows, interior lighting, and art will be installed at each landing soon.
"HRI also provides on-site wellness programs across our portfolio – free of charge to our residents – ranging from nutrition cooking classes to strength and balance training for elderly populations to traditional fitness classes and access to multi-generational exercise equipment. Furthermore, HRI has recently expanded existing fresh produce distribution programs to include a weekly outdoor farmer’s market at several affordable family housing developments over the summer, as well as grocery shuttle services and weekly produce drop-offs year round.”