Orlando-based construction manager Roger B. Kennedy, Inc. says it has completed two multimillion-dollar projects ahead of schedule: The Flats at Carrs Hill, a $13 million, six-story, 316-bed student housing facility at the University of Georgia, in under 15 months, a full five days ahead of the scheduled July 1 move in day; and the new $9.6 million, 12-building, 48-unit Banyan Grove Residences located in Key West, Fla., fully two weeks ahead of schedule in only five and a half months.
Developed by Vestcor, Jacksonville, and designed by Gary B. Coursey & Associates-Architects, Inc., Atlanta, the 225,000-sq. ft. gated student living community features four stories of apartments atop two stories of structured parking. Its fully-furnished apartments offer private bedrooms and bathrooms, plank wood flooring, high-speed data and cable video service, full kitchens with energy-efficient appliances, washer and dryer, and more. The two-story Banyan Grove Residences, designed by Thomas E. Pope, P.A., Architect, Key West, offer a combination of two- and three-bedroom rental apartments that meet the county, state and federal affordable housing guidelines.
The Kennedy organization has been in continuous operation as a family-owned construction business for 143 years, and opened its Florida office in Orlando in 1972, the news release says.. Headed by company president Roger B. Kennedy, Jr., the business prominently ranks among Florida’s largest construction companies and is one of Florida’s largest family-owned businesses. Roger B. Kennedy, Inc. specializes in multi-family, hospitality, commercial and healthcare projects including apartments, condominiums, student housing, hotels, timeshare resorts, medical and office buildings, sports facilities, and more, the news release said.