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Residential | MARLYN DEVELOPMENT AND S.L. NUSBAUM REALTY – HERITAGE FOREST APARTMENTS THE HERITAGE FOREST APARTMENTS DEVELOPMENT IS ALREADY IN GREAT DEMAND. BY JIM HARRIS Affordable Quality Heritage Forest Apartments will feature more than 240 affordable units. « • Project cost: $40 million • Location: Newport News, • Scope of work: Apartmen Va. t complex Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartm ents www.heritagefo S .L. Nusbaum Realty Co. believes in taking the long view when it comes to the multifamily residential projects it develops. “We hold on to all of our projects – we don’t just build them and flip them a year later to make money,” says Murray Kirk, director of design and construction for the Norfolk, Va.-based company. This dedication to its properties gives the company a positive reputation in the many communities it develops throughout Virginia and North Carolina and neighboring states. “We like to take areas that require affordable housing and work with cities to make it happen,” he adds. One of the company’s newest projects is already in great demand with tenants a few months before its official completion. General contractor Marlyn Development Corp. is more than 85 percent finished with the second phase of Heritage Forest Apartments, a complex in Newport News, Va. The 24-acre complex – which sits on a former hospital site – broke ground in June 2011, with the first phase completed in January 2012. Completion of the second and final phase will be in March 2013. The $40 million complex qualifies S.L. Nusbaum for a Virginia Housing Development Authority tax credit for low- income housing. “There’s always a demand for low-income housing, so we’ve never had a problem leasing units, despite the economy,” Kirk says. “We feel we’ve built a nice place for people to live in affordably.” Site Features director of design and constru The first phase of the ction project consists of six buildings with a total of 144 units, all of which are occupied. The second phase features five buildings with a total of 104 units. All but two of the complex’s 11 total buildings are three stories. The remaining two buildings are each two stories tall. All buildings are wood frame with concrete foundations and vinyl and brick exteriors. The project is certified by the Earth Craft green building certification program, which serves the southeastern United States. The buildings feature a number of sustainable elements including high efficiency water heaters and windows. Site amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, a swimming pool with a splash area for children and two playgrounds. One of the biggest challenges faced by the developer and general contractor was the need to accommodate adjacent wetlands. The buildings’ layout on the property was changed from the initial plan to ensure the wetlands were not intruded upon, Kirk says. A Longstanding Partnership The Heritage Forest Apartments project represents the latest in a long history of collaborations between S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. and Marlyn “We feel we’ve built a nice place for people to live in.” –Murray Kirk, 62 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

Construction Today - November/December 2012