Woodland Park Apartments
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Woodland Park Apartments were designed to offer an affordable and convenient lifestyle for eligible seniors and persons with disabilities in the Brown County area. Featuring new, state-of-the-art one and two-bedroom units, the community exudes a comfortable, friendly and quiet ambiance in a park-like setting.
This project consists of a new 80 unit, 4 story, wood-framed apartment building with a below grade parking garage. The exterior includes manufactured stone veneer and engineered wood lap siding. A centrally located elevator is surrounded by common areas with apartments lining each of the 3 “wings”. There are also business offices, a laundry facility, salon, fitness room and a library/computer room on site. A pond and fountain are installed behind the building as an added landscape feature. There was 13-month construction schedule for this project.
Do to the tight work area at both sites, free standing remote-controlled tower cranes were used for setting the structural steel, prefabricated wall sections, floor systems and roof trusses.
In order to speed up the construction schedule, the rebar was tied and placed with the crane. Panelized wall and floor systems were also used.
Hydro-mobile scaffold was used to install the siding, soffit & fascia at Woodland Park as a safety initiative due to the height of the building.
The ADA units have low counter tops, lower light switches and light switches and outlets on the face of the cabinets in the kitchen for easy reach. They also have roll in showers and an open layout for easy maneuverability. Special lights for the doorbell and door buzzer were added to apartments with deaf tenants. Each floor of this facility was painted a different color so that the residents could easily find their floor and their apartment.
A unique design feature is the large 2-story lobby and sitting room areas. This design is meant to have the feel of an exterior courtyard that joins two building masses together. Some of the exterior finishes are also found inside the lobby areas to help bring the outside in. Also featured in the lobby is an open stair with a unique custom railing design. Cantilevered decks were chosen for this project to add a special design flare to the outside of the building.
This project is also a “Green” project. All low flow water fixtures and energy star lighting, HVAC equipment and appliances have been used along with recycled materials and FSC wood.
Additionally, the project received the City of Green Bay Mayoral “Small Building Housing Development Beautification Award”