Also known as “The Cornerstone Project,” Putnam Madison Housing was built using the design guidelines established by the Prospect Gardens infill prototype that RKTB developed in collaboration with CPC Resources, Inc. The prototype was in response to the challenge of finding a means for utilizing the numerous vacant sites in New York for use as affordable housing.
Putnam Madison consists of 48 apartments in seven different buildings on 4 lots, totaling approximately 60,000 s.f. To learn more about the Infill Housing Prototype, read Carmi Bee's article in MultiHousing News. Because of the size of the buildings only one stair is required for each. The stair, a key design element, creates a strong visual connection to the street promoting a sense of security. A shared recreation space has been created in the common yard, the balance of which is divided among the ground-floor apartments.