Crest Butte Apartments | Bend, OR
Creating a Sense of Community
Crest Butte Apartments, designed for Section 8 lower income families, provides a springboard for those who struggle to make ends meet. The renovation offers a sense of home that is welcoming, secure, and something to be proud. Using budget conscious materials, additional lighting, and native landscaping, this renovation transformed the former dark and sullen buildings into a home for residents while meeting the client’s financial budget. Innovative design ideas include using concrete, fiber cement, and metal wiring in new and inventive ways. This both provided security (eyesight through the wire trellis) as well as a masterful design element.
“It’s hard to believe it’s really the same building under there.” – Chrisman, Property Developer / Owner
The project is more than a renovation, it is about creating something greater in our community. Harvesting this thought, we pushed to create a deep sense of place that gave back to its residence. It was about creating a home, a place they can be proud. “I love living here. And I really love the remodel that happened.” – James, Resident of Crest Butte.
Excellence Awards, Preservation of Affordable Housing,
Oregon Housing and Community Services
Client | Chrisman Development
Size | 38,000 SF (52 Units, 5 buildings)
Funding | OHCS LIHTC, USDA RD, Weatherization Program, Housing Development Grant
Photo Credit: Alan Brandt Photography