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Ramsey Homes Redevelopment




Alexandria, VA



Carlson was selected to provide pre-construction and construction phase management services for the construction and redevelopment of Ramsey Homes located in Old Town Alexandria, VA.  The 2.03 acre former Public Housing site was financed utilizing 9% LIHTC.

The $ 13,500,000 project consists of 52 newly constructed affordable mixed income rental apartment units with 20 each one bedroom, 20 each two bedroom and 12 each 3 bedroom units.  The development also includes an underground cast in place parking structure.

During the pre-construction phase, Carlson worked with lead designer KTGY Architects to develop the most efficient building systems for the project and maintain the overall development budget determined at the schematic design phase.  The team work in conjunction with the City of Alexandria community department to ensure that all International and local amended codes were accommodated within the final designs as well as all of the historical and archeological aspects of the site were preserved and honored. 

Carlson developed logistics and staging plans to facilitate the zero lot line site to accommodate all of the hoisting, placing and material delivery requirements with limited disruption to the existing downtown businesses or commuters.  A site specific safety plan was also developed to ensure that both the general public and workforce would be protected at all times.

A Type VA building system was utilized to accommodate the wood and flame resistant residential portion of the structure.  All of the building components were fabricated off site and shipped to expedite the building erection.  The exterior of the buildings are clad with a combination of cast stone, full width masonry units and fiber cement siding.