Carlson/AHDVS was selected to lead the public private partnership for the complete development, finance, design, construction, management and operation of the Bristol Place redevelopment. The first phase includes 90 single and multi-family two, three and four bedroom homes as well as a club/community/management building.
The community redevelopment is the direct result of 10 years of planning amongst the stake holders within the City of Champaign and surrounding area and was financed utilizing 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), City of Champaign Home Funds, FHLB Grant as well as conventional debt.
The Energy Star certified buildings within the LEED ND community were constructed utilizing conventional wood framing built upon poured in place concrete foundations and floors. The mechanical and electrical systems included high efficiency HVAC units and LED lighting as well as water
conserving plumbing fixtures. The interiors of the building were designed and constructed for durability and longevity utilizing materials that are capable of long term abuse.
Carlson also constructed the site infrastructure including mass grading, storm water management areas, wet and dry utilities, on site roadways, sidewalks, street lighting, extensive environmental remediation and the reconstruction of the offsite arterial roadway. Demolition and site reclamation of the existing infrastructure was also included within the scope of the redevelopment.
A 3,200 square foot clubhouse, management office, and adjacent central community recreation area were constructed for use by the residents of the community. This facility was designed to architecturally fit into the community while maintaining a high level of security and long term institutional durability. The project had a goal of utilizing localized minority sub-contractors and trades personnel for 30% of the total project. Carlson partnered with the housing authority to develop an outreach and technical training program to develop the skills required to fulfill the goals of the redevelopment.