Tasker Village is a 28-unit, garden style, affordable rental development campus located at 16th and Tasker Streets in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia. The project was over 17 years old and needed substantial capital improvements. The Principals advocated, negotiated and closed $3.9 million dollars in Low Income Tax Credit financing from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).
The Principals served as the owner’s representative and led the design/development and value engineering process to determine the final scope of work and budget. The Project features energy star appliances, solar hot water heaters, and a new community center for residents.
The project was completed ahead of schedule and on-budget.
Parade Street East Passive House
Passive House is a completed affordable housing development located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Principals served as development consultant for this $12 million, 40-unit project. The development utilized solar and natural energy, and incorporated daylighting, low flow faucets, EnergyStar appliances, and advanced insulation technology to minimize operating costs and energy usage. It was designed to meet the stringent Passive House standard.
The project is comprised of 25 three-bedrooms, 6 two-bedrooms, 6 ADA three-bedrooms, and 3 ADA two-bedroom apartments. In addition, there is a community building, playground and community garden.
Mount Tabor Cyber Village
Mt. Tabor Cyber Village is a 56-unit, green-roofed, 55,000 square foot “cyber village” that offers low and moderate-income seniors an affordable and engaging place to live. The completed project is an energy efficient, multi-story housing development subsidized by low income housing tax credits, HUD and conventional financing.
A thorough value engineering effort resulted in a $1.5 million reduction in the initial contractor estimate to meet the $10.5 million construction target.
The project was completed on time and on budget.
Bethel Village is a 49-unit community for seniors to be built in Harrisburg, PA two (2) blocks from the State Capitol. This $13.5 million dollar development has been designed with an eye towards sustainability and lowering the carbon footprint. RB Development LLC is the co-developer.
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) is a 22,000 square foot “Class A” office space at 1500 Market Street, in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. The Principals served as the tenant representative for this project. The office space features a glass lobby, exposed ceilings, an expandable conference room, sunlight in all offices and open spaces, adjustable standing or sitting desks, open concept throughout, phone pods for privacy, quiet room/nursing station, at least 7 additional conference/meeting rooms, security/audio/video technology in all spaces, and flex/convertible spaces.
Construction started during the holidays, and the project was substantially completed within 100 days. PIDC moved in on April 17, 2019.