The Montgomery County affordable housing project was selected for the award by a national jury of experts.
The Crest Manor Redevelopment Project was recently awarded a ULI Philadelphia 2021 Award of Excellence. The only affordable housing project among the winners, it was cited specifically for its excellence in financial creativity, affordability, and design.
Modeled after the Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence, ULI Philadelphia recognizes development projects throughout the region based on criteria beyond innovation in planning and design, including adaptability, resiliency and sustainability, economic success, overall community health and social impact.
Crest Manor is an affordable housing community on two lots, totaling 4.4 acres, in the Crest Manor neighborhood of Abington Township, Pennsylvania.
The revitalization, completed in 2017, involved the substantial rehabilitation of 30 of the two-story twin units, as well as the demolition and replacement of eight of the twin units with 12 new one-bedroom apartments and four new two-bedroom apartments. The project now includes 46 twin and apartment units in a mix of one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom sizes. The project has added four new fully accessible units, and improved ground floor visibility for all the twin units.
In its updated state, Crest Manor affords residents at or below 60% of area median income the ability to enjoy the perks of living in Willow Grove, including proximity to Willow Grove Park Mall, Abington and Upper Moreland School Districts, and a quick commute to Philadelphia.
Learn more about the Crest Manor Redevelopment project here.