Total building area137,000 square feet
Construction cost$9.8 million
Aqua Apartments was the full renovation of an existing 16-story, 197-unit affordable seniors apartment building constructed in 1971. Beautifully sited on the Hillsborough River, the building renovations consisted of upgrading the mechanical and life-safety systems; extensive reconfiguration of the common areas; improvement to the apartments including new finishes, new kitchens, and renovated bathrooms; and the creation of 30 handicap accessible units. The main goals of the project were to highlight the building’s distinctive modern design and to create a full range of interior and exterior common area spaces to encourage social life amongst the very active residents.