New Holland

Historic Restoration and Adaptive Reuse for Affordable Housing | Danville, IL

MMLP has a long history working with the nonprofit Crosspoint Human Services in Danville. The New Holland Affordable Apartments became Illinois’ first LEED-GOLD National Register of Historic Places building. The building has received seven national awards for energy conservation, historic restoration, and low-income housing excellence.

The ‘Holland’ was an abandoned downtown landmark that had fallen into complete disrepair. MMLP helped Crosspoint restored the building to 57 units of low and assisted living apartments and the beautiful early 20th-century structure now anchors the north end of the main commercial strip in downtown Danville.

The building dates from 1906 and the 1920’s. Fifty-seven 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom apartments were designed to meet ADA accessibility standards. Crosspoint’s financing, with MMLP assistance, was bolstered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority and Low Income and Historic Tax Credit funding.

The project is 100% heated and cooled using geothermal wells under the building’s parking area. A grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation helped fund the beneath parking lot geo-exchange system. A new private park has been built on adjacent derelict brown fields.