Construction begins on first affordable housing project designed to LEED standards in Benbrook, Texas
Villas at Boston Heights, an eco-friendly and affordable housing complex, is the largest and most drastic effort to enhance the Benbrook community
Addison, Texas, February 9, 2017 — Construction has commenced at Villas at Boston Heights, the first and only affordable housing project designed to LEED Silver standards or better in the Fort Worth suburb of Benbrook, Texas. Dallas-based developer OM Housing, LLC selected KWA Construction, a leading general contractor specializing in multifamily developments in Texas, to build the 144-unit, 165,000-square foot garden-style complex.
“Developing eco-friendly communities and helping to keep the environment safe is something of importance to me,” said Deepak P. Sulakhe, President and CEO of OM Housing, LLC. “While I personally believe in providing healthier living conditions and reducing the consumption of water and energy, a reduction in the utility expenses to working class citizens goes a long way towards helping them save money for a college education or save towards the down payment of a home.”
Expected to open December 2017, the $28 million project designed by BGO Architects will be a mixed-rate community that will include 130 units at 30 percent, 50 percent and 60 percent area median income (AMI) rents and 14 market rate units. To assist in Benbrook’s sustainability efforts, the development’s one- and two-bedroom apartments will be furnished with eco-friendly construction materials, GE ENERGY STAR certified appliances and high-efficiency lighting, fixtures and air purification systems.
“KWA Construction shares OM Housing’s passion for having a positive impact on the communities in which we serve,” said Brian Webster, President of KWA Construction. “In addition to the cost-savings and community enrichment benefits Villas at Boston Heights will provide, we expect more than 150 jobs will be generated during the construction phase alone.”
In addition to eight two- and three-story residential buildings, Villas at Boston Heights will feature a spacious, ecologically-sensitive community center with a fitness center, computer learning center, community kitchen for potlucks ‘healthy cooking’ classes and other community related activities, as well as a swimming pool, barbeque/picnic area and a playground for children.
Located at 3510 Boston Avenue, Villas at Boston Heights is in desirable proximity to cultural and sporting events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, less than five miles from Benbrook Lake and only eight miles from downtown Fort Worth.
About KWA Construction
KWA Construction is a Dallas-based construction firm specializing in multifamily developments. As general contractors, our team of experts has developed a reputation for being among the best in our industry. Founded in 2004, KWA Construction serves from a foundation of values created and realized by each individual who works in our organization. We strive to set the standard for excellence at the beginning of a project and carry that high standard throughout every process and estimate to ensure clients receive the greatest value at the right cost, every time. For more information about KWA Construction, visit www.kwaconstruction.com.
Arden Hensarling, Cooper Smith Agency