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  1. Topiary Park Crossing

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    Moody Nolan is serving as the Architect of Record to design and affordable housing complex in the Historic Topiary Park neighborhood.

  2. Legacy House Columbus

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    In 2017, an Ohio Human Services report identified more than 10,000 residents in Franklin County received homeless services that year, nearly 3,000 of whom were children. The Ohio Housing Finance Agency reports that for every 100 low-income renter households in Ohio, there are only 42 affordable rental units available. To respond to the housing crisis within its own neighborhood, Moody Nolan partnered with the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Southeast Healthcare and 50 other local organizations to deliver a new prototype for affordable housing.

    Located in Linden, a neighborhood historically marked by poverty and crime, Legacy House Columbus stands in contrast as an investment in the long-term vitality of the community. The site, donated by the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, was selected for its accessibility and walkability to grocery stores and public to transit.

    The design process prioritized community engagement and inclusivity of residents, fostering a sense of unity and shared ownership in the project. To fund the project, the design team created partnerships with more than 50 organizations who donated time or materials to the project, making it a true community-wide effort.


    Located on a tight site, the 750 square foot home is organized to maximize space and energy efficiency, with materials selected for maximum life cycle use. The house utilizes climate-treated materials designed to withstand inclement weather, requiring little-to-no maintenance. In a neighborhood where most residents do not have the financial means to keep up with home repairs, this design strategy was crucial to ensure the longevity of the home. Utilizing materials that will not quickly deteriorate or need repair will preserve the integrity of the home and neighborhood for decades.

  3. The Wilds at Harvest Rose

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    Tucked back in the heavily wooded parcels of Ravenna, Ohio, is a new senior living community. Moody Nolan was brought on to design 45 new independent residential living units, capitalizing on the existing natural features, such as the forest and wetlands surrounding the upcoming neighborhood.

  4. Poindexter Village

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    The Poindexter Village redevelopment efforts represent the mixed-income, multi-generational housing component of a comprehensive neighborhood transformation plan that was developed through a community-driven planning process, and received a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in June 2014. Moody Nolan, working with developer McCormack Baron Salazar, served as Project Architect for the multifamily phases that created 335 units in townhome, garden and mixed-use buildings.

    The housing developments are designed to complement the diverse and rich architecture of the surrounding neighborhood, while including contemporary features and amenities that demonstrate new investment in the community. The development will be designed, constructed and managed to market rate standards and in accordance with Enterprise Green Communities criteria and universal design.

    Amenities in the community include: on-site management, community space, fitness center, playgrounds, bike paths, computer stations, and 3 live-work apartments for local businesses/entrepreneurs. A new Intergenerational Center will provide services for young children and seniors, and coordinated programming for both populations, through partnerships with Columbus Early Learning Center, National Church Residents, PACT and The Ohio State University.


  5. Uptown Flats

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    Ideally located in close proximity to downtown Nashville, Uptown Flats serves as a catalyst for the transformation of an inner-city commercial strip. Serving as the Architect-of-Record, and working in association with Smith Gee Studio, Moody Nolan designed this new housing development which is part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2).