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DePaul Carriage Factory

Litchfield Street Apartments 

After sitting vacant for 25 years, the original Cunningham Carriage Factory located in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood of Rochester, NY has been transformed into a mixed-use campus with 71 loft apartments. The original 73,000 SF building was renovated to provide safe, affordable housing with modern amenities while maintaining the original characteristics of the building.


Environmental-sensitive, green technology was utilized in construction and rehabilitation. The building consists of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. Amenities include a community laundry room, off-street parking, secure storage and a community computer room.

This project received energy efficient consulting from Sustainable Comfort in order to meet the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Multifamily Performance Program (MPP). According to Sustainable Comfort, "this project is estimated to reduce energy use by 41% compared to the baseline building code performance."


Project Name 

DePaul Carriage Factory Apartments 


CFSN Housing Development Fund Co., Inc. & Carriage Factory Speical Needs Apts. P

Services Provided by Christa

Construction Management

At Risk

Project Cost

$14.5 Million


SWBR Architects 


Rochester, NY 

Completion Date

December 2014


2017 Network Residence of the Year

NYS Preservation League Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 

Landmark Society Historic Preservation Barber Conable Award


AIA Excelsior Award for Historic Preservation


Affordable Housing Finance Reader's Choice Award for Historic Rehabilitation 


Novogradac Tax Credit Historic Rehabilitation Award 


CDCR Robert Macon Urban Innovation Award Finalist 


NAIOP Excellence in Historic Preservation Award


J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilition