Verdex building $8.6 million affordable housing project in Gainesville

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Verdex Construction says it has broken ground on Deer Creek Senior Housing, an age-restricted affordable housing project in Gainesville to be built by Deer Creek Senior Housing LLLP, a partnership of Neighborhood Housing and Development Corporation of Gainesville and Rural Neighborhoods of Florida City.

The project at 2166 NW 55 St. in Gainesville was designed by Hoffman & Facundo Architects of LaBelle and Fetner Engineering of Hawthorne. Completion is expected in spring 2022.

City of Gainesville building permit records indicate the project has a construction value of $8,886,904.

The structure will have 62 units totaling 67,000 sq. ft. Amenities include a multipurpose entertainment room, game and craft room, fitness center, meeting rooms, computer room and an outside picnic area.

“This is our first project in the Gainesville area following the 2020 launch of our North Florida office, headed by construction industry veteran Joey Mandese,” said Verdex president Rex Kirby. “We look forward to meeting the needs of the growing North Florida economy.”

The project will be built using cast-in-place concrete with precast hollowcore slabs, CMU and metal stud interior partitions, a modern stucco exterior style with exposed structure and rooftop solar panels on a three-acre site. There will also be a walkway path to the neighboring Gainesville Senior Recreation Center.

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