Building design, material specifications and construction methods permitted The Commons at Buckingham to be the first LEED Platinum Certified project in the state of Ohio, the first LEED Platinum designation for any multifamily housing project funded through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, and the first LEED for Homes Mid-rise Affordable Housing Project developed in the United States.
Based upon the need to provide Supportive Housing for the Formerly Homeless, within a Central Downtown location, National Church Residences embarked on a new development. The principal challenges faced in planning and design was largely site size and configuration. Through design development, a four story structure at 66,000 square feet was selected as the most economical building model. One hundred efficiency dwelling units were planned and approximately 7,000 square feet were devoted to and planned for supportive services. This project was developed through the Low Income Housing Tax credit Program.