Carlson was selected to provide construction services for the new Providence at Sycamore Hills and Thornberry communities. Developed as a joint venture between the Champaign County Housing Authority and The Benoit Group, a national leader in affordable housing development, the community is being financed utilizing a combination of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and HUD (D4) financing as well as conventional loans. This method of financing requires an extensive amount of construction administration to insure compliance with each lender’s and financial partner’s requirements.
Each of the LEED Silver certified buildings are constructed utilizing conventional wood framing, fiber cement siding, architectural asphalt shingles, vinyl windows and maintenance free architectural elements. The site work for the facility included all wet and dry utilities, heavy duty PCC concrete paved parking for 630 passenger vehicles, extensive drought resistant landscaping and natural planted detention basins.
Along with the residential units, each of the communities includes a standalone 6,000 square foot clubhouse building and management office with meeting rooms, kitchen amenities/food service and fitness centers. Each community also includes an onsite park with play equipment, picnic tables and gathering areas.