Myott Park Housing (also known as the Wintergreen Park Apartments)« Back to Last Page
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6636 North 51st Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68152
1975 — Building has been demolished
An article describing the housing structure noted that: “It [Myott Park Housing] is different because like all successful housing, before anything else, it takes the individual into account. It does this by providing a wide range of choice of social involvement for its residents by establishing a carefully thought our hierarchy of public, semiprivate, and private spaces. Here, spaces are not the ill-defined anonymous type usually found in subsidized housing projects.”1 The article continues, “Although the apartment buildings range up to five stories in height, no unit is more than one stair flight, up or down, from ground level because of the way the buildings are sited on the undulating land.”2
Another article describes the purpose of this housing structure: “This project is a 219-unit apartment community developed under Section 236 of the National Housing Act. The developer and architect have worked together on this project to invite not only the tenancy of low-income persons, but also to encourage the development of a community of persons with a broad range of interests and backgrounds, with the hope that the community will be totally integrated, socially and economically.”3
1. “Astle’s Castle,” Progressive Architecture (October 1975), 1. “Misc. Publications,” from The Neil L. Astle Papers. Accn 1930, Box 106, Folder 14. From the Special Collections and Archives Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
2. “Astle’s Castle,” Progressive Architecture (October 1975), 4.
3. Nebraska Society of Architects, “Myott Park,” New Architecture in Nebraska (1977), 13. “Misc. Publications,” from The Neil L. Astle Papers. Accn 1930, Box 106, Folder 14. From the Special Collections and Archives Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
4. “Wintergreen Apartments,” from LoopNet, accessed June 14, 2016, http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/13797747/6636-North-51st-Plaza-Omaha-NE/.