Months ago, we gave you an update on PHA‘s Norris Apartments, a fifty-one unit development on the  2000 block of N. 11th St. that’s replacing an unfortunate high-rise building.

The old building

From back in October

We were in the neighborhood the other day, and the exteriors of these homes look like they’re very nearly done. No clue how things look inside the homes, but the outsides looks awfully close to the renderings.

Looking north

Closer look

Looking south

Compare to the rendering:

Pretty close, huh?

These homes are, from both an architectural and an environmental standpoint, a dramatic improvement over pretty much anything we’ve seen from PHA to this point. Hopefully, this project will become the gold standard for new construction from the Housing Authority. Or at the very least, we can hope that architects Blackney Hayes get hired for another project sometime soon.