TRITEC developed and constructed 112 multifamily apartment homes in the Village of Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York. The project, built on the site of an abandoned motel, is located two blocks from Main Street across the road from Port Jefferson Harbor.
The design of the project draws design inspiration from Port Jefferson’s maritime and shipbuilding roots and character from the surrounding structures. Historic photos from the Village Archives can be found in amenity areas of the building, and the ceiling grid in the lobby has the same dimensions and timber thickness as the deck of the last ship built in Port Jefferson.
The facility is three stories of residences above a parking garage. The 168 parking spaces below the building eliminated the sea of asphalt that defined the sight before construction. TRITEC made drastic improvements to a blighted mill creek that borders the property, restoring the waterway to serve as an amenity for the residents and the Village.
The Shipyard development is incorporated into and promotes Port Jefferson’s active, pedestrian-friendly lifestyle. By creating walking connections to the Village, the Shipyard residents bolster the retail and entertainment venues in Port Jefferson all year round. Eliminating the unused, dilapidated motel with vibrant apartment building brings millions of dollars of disposable income into the Village.