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sol agua terra’s experience with residential projects runs the gamut from affordable multifamily housing renovation through new high-end resort timeshare construction.  Our approach to each project type may vary, but, at the heart, we strive to provide cost-effective, space-efficient solutions that meet the needs of those being housed in the space.

 

 

With affordable housing projects, we recognize that design & system selection can directly affect low-income tenants in both positive and negative ways.  We work with our engineering team to develop solutions that result in increased quality of life to the residents, while maximizing the project budget.  When a luxury resort project is being considered, sol agua terra understands that the smallest details within a guest space may make the ‘sale’ when compared to other hospitality options.  In either case, the needs of the on-site maintenance staff are also considered when selecting products and systems.

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Renovation of 1960’s garden-style apartments to affordable housing units.  Project included 90-units in five 3-story buildings with the conversion of 4 ground-floor units for handicapped accessibility, and the addition of an elevator to allow conversion of basement space to an accessible on-site management office and laundry room.  Services provided covered initial assessment through construction-phase services.

Prototype for multi-unit timeshare development at championship golf resort.  Initial concepts of two- and three-story buildings containing 4-12 units progressed through design development to eventual construction and operation. 

Construction monitoring for 30-unit senior housing project in rural community. Project encompassed 32,000 s.f. in a three-story wood-framed building on a two-acre site with a $4.56M development budget.

Due diligence for purchase of a multi-state portfolio of affordable multi-family rental units involving evaluation of existing conditions, physical needs and capital improvement investment for both HUD and conventional financing.

Renovation of 139 affordable housing units in an 80-building scattered site project in Baltimore City, MD.  Project includes multiple local, State and National Historic districts and various public funding entities.  Project design includes 7 units for physically disabled tenants, 3 units for hearing / visual impaired tenants, and an accessible leasing office.  Unit mix includes both single-family and multi-family buildings, from one to four bedrooms.  Services provided covered initial assessment through construction-phase services. 

Resort timeshare development in environmentally- and scenically-sensitive location.  Project included over 100 units in four separate buildings and a few individual cottages.  Agency interaction included local scenic resource preservation criteria and CEQA impacts.

Pre-construction review for new construction of 38,000 s.f. four-story, 38 unit, senior residential building with adult daycare. Site improvements to the half-acre site included grade-level parking and stormwater management for this $10M inner-city project.

Interior, exterior and site renovations to 72-unit garden-style apartment complex in inner-city to provide affordable housing.  Project involved creating a cohesive image for six 3 story buildings facing two streets.  Project included accessibility upgrades to include a central management office, added community spaces and 4 rental units.

Development of neighborhood planning guidelines for vibrant downtown district.  Research into demographics, historic patterns of growth, current needs within community, among other data, informed final document which serves as guideline for local planning staff when evaluating potential development applications or funding needs.

Construction Management services for the renovation of a 464 unit historic rental housing project and new 19-unit condo building.  Project included improvements to entire 18-acre site including stormwater management, undergrounding of utilities, and installation of security fencing.  Interior & exterior renovations to the 44 separate buildings were accomplished in five overlapping phases resulting in an award-winning project.

 
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