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Winter Park Construction (WPC) is nearing completion of the Georgetown Square Apartments located at 400 South Locust Avenue in Sanford, Florida. The developer of the project is Redding Development Partners and the architect is Slocum Platts Architects.
Georgetown Square is a 90-unit affordable senior community being developed in partnership with the Sanford Housing Authority and Gardner Capital on the site of the former Redding Gardens public housing development. The development will consist of 65 one-bedroom units and 25 two-bedroom units in an energy-efficient, four-story elevator building. The 3.2-acre site is near Sanford’s attractive downtown shopping and dining district and near medical services and a variety of recreational activities. Project amenities include indoor and outdoor seating areas, a covered picnic area with a grill and covered patio, a fitness room, a library, and a laundry room
Of these apartments, 28 will be project-based Section 8 units, and the remainder will be reserved for residents earning 60% AMI. The Housing Choice Voucher Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (also known as Section 8) allows private landlords to rent apartments and homes at fair market rates to qualified low-income tenants, with a rental subsidy administered by Home Forward.
The project received a 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation from Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). Created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the LIHTC program gives State and local LIHTC-allocating agencies the equivalent of approximately $8 billion in annual budget authority to issue tax credits for the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of rental housing targeted to lower-income households.
“The LIHTC is a valuable resource for creating affordable housing in the United States. At WPC we work with many (tax credit) clients on the detailed compliance standards for development and construction of these projects.” Jeff Forrest, President, Winter Park Construction
Since 1974, WPC has provided general contractor, pre-construction, construction management and renovation services to Central Florida and the southeast United States. With over $200M in projects set from completion in 2020, WPC provides employment for 140+ full-time employees and thousands of subcontractor positions. With a portfolio rich in many sectors, in 2020 WPC is focusing on construction projects in the senior housing market, the hospitality sector as well as on major renovation projects.
There are so many ways to participate in this exciting community event through competitions, performances, and more.Visual ArtsFashionFilmFoodDanceChoirAnd more... About Fusion FestWe organize monthly events that keep the community engaged and connected to the cultural diversity in Central Florida. We participate in parades and create dining experiences and workshops from January to November. Our signature event on Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Orlando is a free, two-day, festival that draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities.FusionFest was recognized as a project that positively impacts the community and received the “Award of Excellence” at the Golden Brick Awards hosted by the Downtown Orlando Partnership, and won 1st place in “Community Outreach Program” from the Florida Festivals and Events Association.Under the fiscal sponsorship of the Downtown Arts District and support from Orange County Government, the Orlando Downtown Development Board, the Dr. Phillips Center of Performing Arts, and a growing grassroots movement, FusionFest continues to advance and celebrate diversity, inclusion and collaboration in Central Florida.
A photo of Madison Crossing II, a similar seven-story affordable housing development completed by Winter Park Construction in 2017 in Kissimmee.
Credit: Winter Park Construction WPCThe first phase (77,473 sq. ft.) will be a 110 unit, seven-story building with amenities that include a pool, picnic pavilions, bocce ball court, indoor activity, and exercise rooms, centralized great room and a health care services room. The company has commissioned an artist from Miami to design the mosaic for Madison Landing, in line with ARC’s trademark symbol for their high-rise communities. The first phase will be reserved largely (90%) for households making 60 percent of Orange County’s Area Median Income (AMI), and the remaining units will be reserved for households making less than 33 percent of the county’s AMI. Orange County reports (as of April 1, 2020) the median family income is $68,100. Stacy Banach with New South Residential worked with the developer to bring the project into fruition shares, “The partners were awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation in March. Wells Fargo is the equity investor. Madison Landing was selected by an Orange County selection committee to obtain a funding commitment for $747,000 which allowed the applicant to compete for a LIHTC award at FHFC. financing” The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is a resource for creating affordable housing in The United States. Created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the LIHTC program gives State and local LIHTC-allocating agencies the equivalent of approximately $8 billion in annual budget authority to issue tax credits for the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of rental housing targeted to lower-income households. “We work with many clients utilizing the Low-Income Tax Credit program. There are some complexities related to the approval process and many compliance standards for the development and construction. This is WPC’s fourth tax credit project for this developer.” Jeff Forrest, President, Winter Park Construction Since 1974, WPC has provided general contractor, pre-construction, construction management and renovation services to Central Florida and the southeast United States. With over $200M in projects set from completion in 2020, WPC provides employment for 140+ full-time employees and thousands of subcontractor positions. With a portfolio rich in many sectors, in 2020 WPC is focusing on construction projects in the senior housing marketing, the hospitality sector as well as on major renovation projects.
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A significant construction project in downtown Orlando is moving one step closer to fruition. Barton Malow Builders, the construction manager, announced today that it will host a pre-bid virtual meeting this month for the City of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports’ Camping World Stadium Improvements project.
Construction representatives from Barton Malow, along with The Collage Companies, JCB Construction, C2 Advisors and Provisions Construction & Development will share information about the project, including scope, design, schedule and how to prequalify to bid on packages during a virtual meeting on Thursday, August 20 at 5 p.m. Companies seeking opportunities in CIP (cast-in-place) foundations, demolition, underground utilities (plumbing) and sitework are invited to attend by sending an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally built in 1936, the stadium underwent a major expansion in 1989, and reconstruction of the lower bowl and suite-level renovations in 2014. The current renovation will include the north endzone seating bowl, modernizing restrooms and concession areas, improving club-level seating, new premium mezzanine clubs on east and west, and upgrading the parking lots and building systems.
This is not Barton Malow’s first time on the gridiron. The company’s stadium renovation experience also includes such iconic venues as the Rose Bowl (UCLA Bruins), the Big House (Michigan Wolverines), Soldier Field (Chicago Bears), Notre Dame Stadium (Fighting Irish), and the $350 million+ redevelopment of Daytona International Speedway.
“Camping World stadium is an iconic landmark for Orlando and a key component of the city’s sports tourism strategy,” said Barton Malow Vice President of Sports, Len Moser. “Our project team has many memories of attending unforgettable events there over the decades, and we are incredibly excited to work with the City of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports to shape the performance and enhance fan experience, for many more decades to come. Our team is actively seeking participation from small, minority and local businesses to further confirm our commitment to the City’s Blueprint.”
About Barton Malow
For nearly a century, Barton Malow has been committed to its core purpose of Building with the American Spirit: People, Projects and Communities. As a 100% employee-owned company, this North American contractor features more than 2,000 team members and 14 offices. Barton Malow heads toward its next century of success with the goal of reimaging the construction industry through innovation.
In 1976, Barton Malow entered the Florida market and currently has offices based in Orlando and Tampa. Key clients have included Orlando City Soccer, Tavistock, Orlando Health, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the Atlanta Braves and multiple local themepark and entertainment clients. For more information, visit us at bartonmalow.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @bartonmalow.
About The Collage Companies
The Collage Companies is an established integrated services firm with expertise in Design Build, Construction Management and General Contracting Collage has served Florida and the southeast since 1982 from their headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida. Collage pursues community–centric projects with an emphasis in the hospitality, religious, transportation, education, government and parks and sports sectors. The Collage Companies was honored as one of the 2018 Florida Companies to Watch as announced by GrowFL for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida.
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