McLaren Engineering Group provided the structural design for Banyan Court, a multifamily Affordable Housing community in Lake Worth, Florida. The development provides 85 two- and three-bedroom workforce housing apartment units to local residents.
McLaren’s scope included design for three types of apartment buildings (i.e. Type I, Type IA, and Type II) for the project. The buildings are three stories and constructed from concrete block, cast-in-place concrete second and third floors, and wood roof trusses. McLaren also designed amenities for the apartment complex including an open-air concrete block refuse enclosure, a one-story concrete block maintenance garage with wood roof trusses, and a one-story concrete block mail kiosk structure with wood roof trusses. The clubhouse is a one-story portion of the Type II apartment building.
The Affordable Housing Community was built with sustainability and energy-efficient standards in mind. The 4 building and clubhouse complex features solar power for common electric, LED lighting throughout, and tank-less hot water heaters. For the rooftop solar panels, McLaren specified loads for the roof trusses.
Banyan Court, located at 315 N. A Street, Lake Worth, FL, is close to public rail and bus transportation, schools, medical facilities, shopping, restaurants and more. 100% of the units are set aside for families making 60% Area Median Income (AMI) with 10% set aside for those earning at or below 33% AMI. Additionally, over 10% of the site is a conservation easement protecting a historic banyan tree!