Multi-Family Architectural Design of the Year - NAIOP Northern Ohio
LIHTC Major Community Impact - Novogradac Journal
Griot Village offers "grandparent housing" for intergenerational families living in Cleveland's Fairfax neighborhood. The redevelopment is the first of its kind in Ohio and only the seventh in the country. Each cluster of homes is situated around a central courtyard, offering safe areas for children to play and small community gardens. The village is situated near commercial and retail options, including University Circle - Cleveland’s cultural hub, and is close to several medical centers and local schools.
The project consists of 40 units in a mix of two, three and four bedroom townhomes to address various housing needs and provide living options to reflect a 21st Century family. Community functions are held in designated facility, offering meeting rooms, computer labs and other resident support services. A central community green space and playground are also included to activate the campus.
City Architecture is a proud partner with the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC) and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) to offer this unique and much-needed housing typology for the region. We believe, with our collaborators, that successful housing developments must adapt to contemporary living arrangements and families. Griot Village's role as a pioneer in Ohio for this type of housing demonstrates both FRDC and CHMA's commitment as trendsetters in offering their residents the best housing solutions to meet their individual needs.