In Progress . . . and Recently Completed
Algiers Family Housing
The Algiers Village Housing project is a new construction project in Guilford. It includes two buildings: a 15 unit building at 91 Guilford Center Road, and a duplex at 71 Guilford Center Road. In addition to the housing project, there are two concurrent projects which are related but will be managed and financed separately: the brownfield cleanup on the warehouse lot, and a new municipal water system extension from Brattleboro. Find more information about the Algiers Village project in WWHT’s Spring 2012 Newsletter.
Units: 17 units (7 one-bedrooms, 9 two-bedrooms, and 1 three-bedroom)
Timeline: Project began in July 2012, and is slated to be completed this summer.
Unique Features: The long awaited next phase in a multi-faceted community-driven village revitalization project, the Algiers Village Housing project redevelops an abandoned warehouse parcel in the center of the village.
The economic viability of Algiers Village has ebbed and flowed for over 200 years, however throughout that time period a consistent settlement pattern has emerged, anchored by eight historic structures in the village area. When the Friends of Algiers Village group began their work 10 years ago they envisioned a vibrant village area which would encompass a retail store (Guilford General Store), a restaurant, service related businesses, and mixed income housing. Now this vision is being realized.
General Partner: Housing Vermont
Architect: Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
General Contractor: Ingram Construction Corporation
Engineer: Stevens & Associates
Special Appreciation: Friends of Algiers Village, Town of Guilford, Windham Regional Commission
Red Maple & Evergreen Mobile Home Parks
Red Maple & Evergreen Mobile Home Parks were recently purchased by WWHT and represent important housing stock in Springfield and Bellows Falls.
This rehabilitation project addresses landscaping and infrastructure improvements in the two mobile home parks.
Towns: Springfield and Bellows Falls
Units: The Evergreen park consists of 11 mobile homes located on a 1.28 acre parcel located on Route 5 just north of the Bellows Falls Village, with a nice view of the river. The Red Maple Park consists of 7 mobile homes and a 2 unit apartment building. The park is situated on a 1.38 acre parcel (made up of two lots) in Springfield, VT, conveniently close to the town center and served by public water and sewer.
Timeline: Project began in March 2013, and is slated to be completed in early summer.
General Partner: J.D. Kantor, Inc.
Architect & Engineer Firm: Stevens & Associates
General Contractor: American Construction
Chester Gage Preservation Project – Complete!
The Chester Gage Preservation project tackled the complete rehabilitation of two buildings, both rich with history and integral to their communities. While maintaining the exterior integrity of the buildings, the reconstruction secured the foundations, updated the electrical and plumbing systems, and made energy efficient upgrades such as: new windows and doors, insulation, boiler systems, solar panels, and energy efficient appliances.
Towns: Chester and N. Westminster
Units: 12 units (11 one-bedrooms and 1 two-bedroom)
Timeline: Project began in July 2012 and was completed early this year.
517 Depot Road – this Greek Revival/Italianate/Georgian style house, originally known as the Blaisdell House, was built right in the center of Chester Depot in 1868.
213 Gage Street – originally the Gageville Schoolhouse, built circa 1873, this building was subsequently owned by SEVCA; it held administrative offices and a Head Start center. In 2002 the building was purchased and converted it into its current four dwelling units.
General Contractor: Naylor & Breen
Architect: NBF Architects
Engineers: Stevens & Associates (structural) Dewolfe (civil)
Development Consultant: J.D. Kantor, Inc.
Canal & Main – Complete!
Canal & Main, a.k.a. Upper Story Housing, is a creative community-driven project providing mixed income rental apartments. The 24 new apartments are located on the top two floors of the Brattleboro Food Co-op’s new retail store in downtown Brattleboro. Convenient to services, the apartments provide housing for a wide range of persons, including young people, the disabled, and seniors.
Town: Downtown Brattleboro
Units: 24 units (18 one-bedrooms, two 2-bedrooms, and 4 efficiencies)
Which building is it? A new one! Located at the front of the current plaza parking lot, on the site where several historic downtown buildings once sat. You can’t miss it!
Timeline: Construction began in 2010 and was completed in Fall 2012. The apartments filled up immediately.
Unique Features: The design incorporates both green, energy saving construction techniques and innovative “regenerative” building systems. A sophisticated mechanical system recaptures waste heat produced by the store’s refrigeration equipment to heat the entire building.
General Contractor: Baybutt Construction
Architect: Gossens Bachman Architects
Engineer: Stevens and Associates Engineering
Energy Consultant: Andy Shapiro, Energy Balance, Inc.
Owners: Brattleboro Food Co-op (first two floors); WWHT and Housing Vermont, Inc. (top two floors)