NRHA Property Improvements Funded by Stimulus Package 100 Percent Obligated

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Tue, 03/16/2010

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) received $9.1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for capital improvements at its assisted-rental properties.


Work is underway on two projects accounting for about $3.09 million. Those are road and site improvements at the 257-unit Oakleaf Forest community ($2.6 million) and window replacement at the 310-unit Calvert Square community ($513,000). The Oakleaf project was designed by the engineering firm of C. Allen Bamforth, Jr. The construction is being handled by Precon Construction Co. Companies involved at Calvert Square are Via Design Architects and AirTech Solutions, Inc.


The balance of the grant will be used to make additional improvements at the Young Terrace, Partrea, Hunter Square and Bobbitt properties. As of March 10, the last contract was signed, meaning 100% of the funding has been obligated within the March 17, 2010 contract compliance deadline. NRHA has one year to expend at least 60% of the funds and must have all funds fully expended by March 17, 2012.


To date, 37 jobs have been involved in these projects. This will increase as the remaining contracts are executed. The types of jobs involved are architects, engineers, job site superintendents, carpenters, heavy equipment operators, pipelayers, electricians, plumbers, concrete finishers, asphalt crews, drywall installers and finishers, painters, inspectors and project managers.


The Richmond HUD Office congratulated NRHA “for this great achievement.”


HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing Sandra Henriquez applauded the success of housing authorities in utilizing ARRA funds, stating that they have been “remarkably well executed by the industry.”

Neighborhood Project Budgeted Cost Design & Construction Companies
Calvert Square Window & Storm Door Replacement $730,919 Via Design Architects & Airtech Solutions, Inc. & K-Kontractors, Inc.
Oakleaf Forest Road & Site Improvements $2,681,630 C. Allen Bamforth, Jr. & Precon Constructions
Young Terrace Universal Accessibility Improvements $1,877,422 RRMM Architects & T.A. Sheets Contracting
Bobbitt, Hunter Square, Partrea Common Area Upgrades $2,404,509 Riddick Fielder Stern Architects and Spain Commercial, Inc.
Hunter Square Site Improvements $579,800 Via Design Architects & Conrad Brothers, Inc.












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