Via Verde is a 20-story housing project that will have 222-units. This new project looks to give the area a "rebirth." According to Kimmelman, "unlike so many public-housing projects, Via Verde rethinks the mix of private and public spaces to encourage residents to spend time outside, in the fresh air."
What is unique about Via Verde as opposed to other projects is that Via Verde has an emphasis on improving the quality of health for its residents. Kimmelman said that "the building is to include low- and moderate-income housing bound together by courtyards and roof gardens that would be used for everything from harvesting rainwater to growing vegetables and fruit."