Catherine Arms Apartments

Location: 
Phoenix, Arizona
Size: 
23,740 SF
A&P Role: 
CMGC/CMAR

This aging 1950s apartment complex in downtown Phoenix was completely renovated to create a supportive permanent housing community of 28 one-bedroom rental apartments for low-income working families, many of whom were previously homeless.  The tax-credit project included a new exterior facade of stucco and metal panels to create an urban feel, new interior finishes in the units, and many site upgrades. By ridding the neighborhood of a blighted property, the redeveloped building is helping to revitalize the entire historic neighborhood. The building features several sustainable features, including energy-efficient appliances, upgraded insulation, low-E windows, and xeriscaping to conserve water. The site consists of decomposed granite and minimal concrete, which together help reduce the heat island effect.

“It is rare when all stakeholders’ objectives are met so well—your expertise and knowledge of the construction process was one of the principal reasons for the project’s incredible outcome. Collectively, Adolfson & Peterson Construction is an industry leader in the construction of affordable housing communities…” – Joe Keeper, Director of Housing and Real Estate Development, Native American Connections