Funding for infrastructure improvements for affordable housing programs will provide improvements for the infrastructure of water, sewer, and storm water as components of the development of affordable housing supported through HOME, other federal funding, and non-federal funding sources.
Relocation of residents in the Phase I area (6 buildings, 77 units) was completed December 18th, 2021. Demolition services were awarded to Kevin Price Construction and approved by ACCGov. The demolition, abatement, and grading project is 60% complete. Demolition of the six buildings in the Phase I area is complete as of 1/19/22. Haul off of building debris by Atlas Demolition is 80% complete (closest to future park/retention area). Clearing, excavation and grassing of the future Wetland Park/stormwater retention area by Tracy Lanning Construction is complete. Building and foundation demolition was concluded in March 2022. Mass upper site grading is underway and will take place from March through May of 2022. The grading contractor has encountered rock at the vertical Phase I site and partial removal began the week of 3/28. Further assessment will determine the scope of removal necessary to accommodate vertical construction.
Phase I Infrastructure Construction Plans were submitted to ACCGov for approval on 8/17,resubmitted on January 21, 2022, and a third submission is expected the week of 3/11. Infrastructure plans will then be publicly bid with anticipated infrastructure work to begin immediately following mass grading and demolition.
Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is coordinating with the development team to hold Spring public input sessions for location and type of art in the approved Project Concept areas.