HUNT’s building analysis, design, and project managements skills were on full display at the renovation of this historic building. These apartments are aimed at making a long-term impact to the downtown community by providing safe and affordable housing.

During construction of this project, displaced residents were housed in neighboring facilities at no cost, and to eliminate any financial burden on returning tenants, the newly renovated units will continue to have the same rent and utility prices.

At 447 Thurston, HUNT was presented with the challenge of renovating a 45-unit structure and the demolition of a smaller adjacent housing building, as well as site/civil design. The 1929 building includes a Home Leasing office and conference room that can be utilized by residents as well. In a unique arrangement, Home Leasing has provided office and counseling spaces to Spiritus Christi, a community service organization for building and neighborhood outreach -- including temporary housing units and safe-haven programming. 

Project highlights include modern kitchen appliances, in-house laundry facilities, and state-of-the-art decorative features.Moreover, HUNT concurrently led overall project management, including material choices, MEP and structure oversight, and interfacing with the City of Rochester and Home Leasing’s construction management team. 


Home Leasing


Rochester, New York



Interior Design

Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering