"Since 1938, TGHA has provided housing assistance in the city of Greenville, South Carolina, utilizing traditional programs: Public Housing and HCV (Housing Choice Vouchers), previously Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In recent years, TGHA has updated its housing portfolio with modern mixed-income developments and continues to search for ways to expand affordable housing throughout the City of Greenville and Greenville County.
TGHA is now a real estate development entity with a social mission of preserving and creating communities of opportunity. As our community continues to grow and change, TGHA continues to develop new strategies to proactively meet the challenges of Building Communities of Opportunity for the residents of Greenville, South Carolina." [Direct from https://www.tgha.net/]
CATEGORYReal Estate Transaction/Development
October 15, 2012
The client's goal was to properly abate and demolish the site structures to make way for much-needed redevelopment in the area. From Apex they needed asbestos and lead inspections, help developing an abatement scope of work and bid package, assistance with contractor selection, daily project oversight, air monitoring, and project clearance sampling.
This project was a re-development for a local housing authority. The Housing Authority was tasked with demolishing a 14 story senior living high-rise that was dated and no longer met with current housing needs. The high rise was built in 1972. Once demolished, the housing authority planned to redevelop the site with senior living, apartments, and mixed-use buildings that met with the growing needs of the area.
This project required significant planning to meet owner schedules. In addition to the abatement project, the site was used for high rise fire response training prior to demolition. These training exercises had to carefully coordinated with abatement crews to prevent asbestos exposures. State agencies were closely involved with abatement and Apex was there to make sure they were satisfied with project activities.
Apex provided pre-project inspections and development of site-specific abatement specifications during the early planning stages. Additionally, Apex conducted bid meetings and helped select the abatement & demolition contractor. Once project activities were underway, Apex had a project manager located at the site full time until demolition to oversee day to day operations and provide required air monitoring for asbestos.
The high rise building was successfully imploded on January 19, 2014. Currently, the property is under development with the building of a new 113 unit senior living facility, and associated outdoor spaces and plans are in the works for additional workforce housing in the future.