Constructed in 1947 through the Federal Housing Administration’s Veterans Emergency Housing program, Capitol View Apartments is a classic example of a modern mid-century apartment building. Featuring ten rectangular two-story buildings arranged in “U”-shaped configurations around five landscaped courtyards. When first built, the apartments had features that had not been previously available to lower-income renters, such as modern bathrooms and kitchens. The rehabilitation brought the units into compliance with ADA accessibility while retaining most of the original design and materials. This rehabilitation combined historic tax credits and low-income housing tax credits to showcase the mid-century planning and architecture while retaining affordable housing opportunities in the city.
Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards recognize projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.