First Phase of Gonzalez Gardens Community Redevelopment Begins
The first phase of construction on a new multi-family development on the former Gonzales Gardens site has begun that will incorporate a mixed-income living environment. The 15.56 acre property is bounded by Forest Drive, McDuffie Avenue, Washington and Lyon streets, and sits across from
COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 19, 2019)—Mungo Construction, the Columbia Housing Authority, and UrbanMatters Development, have begun the first phase of the Gonzalez Gardens Community redevelopment which will incorporate eight single-family homes in the new mixed-income living environment.
Mungo Construction is serving as builder for the McDuffie Avenue single-family, three and four-bedroom homes that will range between 1350-1700 square feet, with three unique floor plans, each situated on just under an acre. Elevations have been designed for compatibility with the Lyon Street community.
Originally built in 1940, the Gonzales Gardens Apartments were demolished in 2017, with only the community center left standing. In addition to single-family homes, revitalization will include a 126 family apartment units, 66 attached single-family rentals, and 16 senior quad apartments. A 53-unit senior multi-story building will face Forest Drive, near Lyon Street.
About Mungo Construction
Mungo Construction, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is a residential general contractor with more than 60 years of industry expertise that specializes in serving the needs of institutional clients by providing design-build and construction management services, with special emphasis on urban revitalization projects. Mungo Construction has been involved in previous revitalization work for the Columbia Housing Authority, the North Charleston Housing Authority, and the Spartanburg Housing Authority. Revitalization projects in the Columbia area include: TS Martin, Celia Saxon, Rosewood Hills, and Latimar Manor Rehabilitation.
About UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C.¬¬
UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C., District of Columbia, is a full service real estate planning and development firm whose mission is to improve the quality of life and strengthen economic stability of residents and distressed neighborhoods through neighborhood revitalization, the provision of community services and the development of signature affordable housing.