Holley Gardens was the historic preservation and adaptive reuse of the former Holley High School (HHS), creating 41 mixed-income affordable apartments for seniors (55+), along with modern, accessible office space for the Village. Local planning documents identified the need for accessible/affordable housing for their growing/aging populations and new, accessible municipal offices.
Holley Garden consists of 41 homes total. 17 percent of homes are restricted at 30 percent of AMI, 61 percent of homes are restricted at 50 percent of AMI, and 22 percent of homes are restricted at 80 percent of AMI. It was developed by Home Leasing, LLC with investment by Key Community Development Corporation.
The project adhered to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation and achieved NYSERDA Energy Efficiency and Enterprise Communities Green design goals. Recognizing its transformative potential, NYS HCR awarded a competitive allocation of 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (Housing Credit), Housing Trust Funds, and Community Investment Funds.
To promote safety and accessibility, ADA compliant curbs and sidewalks were part of project design. Holley Gardens addresses this market gap by providing quality apartments at affordable rents. The project included installing a bus shelter at the building and the Regional Transit Service expanded its Orleans County service to include Holley Gardens on its Brockport to Albion route.