Allen Apartments II will recreate the facade of a severely distressed historic building with an all-new structure behind containing 10 residential units. The project features a distinctive mixture of historic and contemporary construction, with a variety of outdoor spaces of differing scales, giving each unit a unique experience. The massing respects the historic structure by gradually increasing in size as it recedes from the street. The building will also incorporate innovative, environmentally-friendly mechanical systems such as high-efficiency heat pumps and solar hot water. The project will also build on asap’s earlier work on adjacent parcels on this block, furthering the development of the historic district.