Woda Cooper Companies Earns LEED Certifications for Two Ohio Affordable Seniors Communities

Two of Woda Cooper Companies, Inc.’s newest properties in Ohio recently earned LEED certifications. Fairwood Commons in Columbus was rated LEED Platinum, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest level in its LEED for Homes program. Audubon Crossing in Dayton earned the second highest rating possible with LEED Gold.

Fairwood Commons, opened late last year at 1774 East Main Street, Columbus, is an $11.6 million affordable senior housing community with onsite supportive services provided by nonprofit collaborator East Columbus Development Company, Inc. and also LifeCare Alliance. Fairwood Commons is the first multifamily property in Ohio to be designed using the Passive House method for super energy efficiency.

Audubon Crossing, 119 Edgewood Ave, Dayton, was developed in partnership with Greater Dayton Premier Management (GDPM).  The new $10 million development, also opened in late 2018, is a 50-unit senior community affordable for residents who earn up to 60 percent of area median income. The three-story, L-shaped building offers one- and two-bedroom, spacious apartments and features modern, attractive finishes, open concept living spaces and ENERGY STAR appliances. Lifestyle amenities include a community room with kitchen, fitness center, central laundry facility and large gazebo. Senior Services Connection and GDPM’s Family Self-Sufficiency program coordinate supportive services, such as in-home meal delivery, transportation, social activities and connections to area senior services.