loussac place and Z. j. loussac community building

"A walkable neighborhood where families grow."





Client: Cook Inlet Housing Authority

Housing Architects: KPB Architects and Olberding White Architects

Community Building Architects: KPB Architects


Structural Engineer: Schneider Structural Engineers

Mechanical Engineers: Coffman

Electrical Engineer: Coffman

Structural Engineers: Schneider Structural Engineers

Civil Engineer: Coffman


The most difficult aspect of affordable housing development is locating projects in the optimum location in the urban fabric. Available land is scarce at these locations and expensive when available. The result is that affordable housing projects seek out deteriorated properties or target infill development or both, but always with increased densities to make financial sense. One such project in our portfolio is Loussac Place. We planned and designed for doubling the density of the original housing development, assembled the land area, connected and enhanced the multi modal transportation system into the site and created "green" solutions using appropriate technology particularly for the Z. J. Loussac Community Building.

This project is a full redevelopment of 7.8 acres of land owned by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which was previously developed as voucher supported public housing. Cook Inlet Housing Authority is the developer of the new 120 unit mixed income housing project that includes a community building, public open spaces, playgrounds and community garden areas. This project is the largest single phase multiple-building mixed-income housing project developed in Anchorage.