Phipps Houses desired to provide rental housing for low income persons by demolishing an existing two-story building and constructing a new 12-story building at 927-929 Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose/Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx. All 76 units would be set aside for low income persons, and 19 of the units would be set aside for persons with rent lower than the rent/income ceiling. Because the site was adjacent to a Metro North rail line, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) requested a noise study that would satisfy HUD guidelines as well as the requirements of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Phipps Houses asked SEA to prepare the study. It received approval and was subsequently constructed.
- Monitored traffic and rail noise
- Obtained concurrent classification counts of traffic and rail passbys
- Calculated LDN noise level using HUD guidelines
- Recommended of OITC attenuation ratings for windows
- Recommended modifications to passive recreation space to meet HUD guidelines
- Prepared noise technical report
This is one of many studies that SEA has prepared to assist developers in meeting HUD and FHA guidelines for funding and approval.