Henson Village

Phoenix, Arizona
586,645 SF
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The original Matthew Henson development, built between 1940 and 1960, was Phoenix’s first public housing development. These severely distressed barracks-style units were demolished in several phases and replaced with a mixed-income residential community. The new development, now home to nearly 600 families, was a mixed-financed neighborhood revitalization project using a federal HOPE VI grant program, private equity raised from low-income housing tax-credits and a FHA insured mortgage to revitalize a former public housing site in the Matthew Henson neighborhood of Central Phoenix. Matthew Henson Apartments, Senior Living at Matthew Henson, the Vernell Coleman Youth Center, and the Community Training & Education Center comprise the new Henson Village. The development is a mixed-income community with housing available to families of various incomes (public housing, tax credit and market-rate). The new mix of housing types includes single-family detached homes, multi-family garden apartments, duplex townhouses and a senior complex. Various green building features have been integrated into the community providing great environmental, economic, and social benefits.

Awards: Crescordia Award – Sustainable Community, Valley Forward
“McCormack Baron Salazar was delighted with the collaborative efforts of Adolfson & Peterson throughout the multi-phased project…[the] team demonstrated construction expertise throughout the process, working closely with the owner, architect and multiple stakeholders, including state authorities to ensure successful delivery of Matthew Henson Hope VI—on time and within budget.” – Michael Saunders, AIA, Vice President, McCormack Baron Salazar