Renovation of 216 Affordable Housing Apartments Celebrated with Ribbon Cutting
NEI General Contracting, an award-winning affordable housing general contractor, announced today that it has completed the renovation of Azure Estates (formerly known as Stonybrook Apartments) in Riviera Beach, Florida. The completion was commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Azure Estates Community Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard on April 8th.
The $18 million rehabilitation transformed living conditions and preserved the affordability of 216 apartments. Developed by The Millennia Companies® (Millennia) and designed by Dimit Architects, LLC, upgrades included new kitchens and baths, flooring, paint, and finishes, as well as HVAC systems and fire sprinkler suppression system. A new community center was also built to support the ever-growing resident services programs. Before the renovations, more than 100 Riviera Beach families lived in horrible conditions with mold, leaky roofs, and rat and roach-infested apartments.
“I echo the residents’ appreciation for NEI’s stellar work. The crews delivered on our vision to transform a property that had suffered from years of decline into Azure Estates, a high-quality affordable housing development with luxury finishes,” says Frank T. Sinito, chief executive officer at Millennia.
This is NEI’s fifth project with Millennia, having most recently completed Valencia Way in Jacksonville, Florida. The project involved life safety and quality of life improvements including new flooring, walls, appliances, ceiling fans, and central air.
The project was financed from bonds issued by the state, low-income housing tax credits, and housing and urban development rental subsidy programs. Azure Estates is 100% affordable housing. Residents pay 30% of their income toward rent as part of a federal Housing and Urban Development subsidy program.
About NEI General Contracting
NEI is a privately held company committed to affordable housing with extensive experience in ground-up, senior living, skilled nursing, and historic preservation. Providing a full spectrum of general contracting and construction management services to clients throughout the United States. NEI has three regional offices, to help better serve its clients: Boston to serve the Northeast, Florida to serve the Southeast, and Texas to serve the Southwest.
Founded in 1998 on the principles of integrity, diligence, and building for good, we have opened the door to over 20,000 newly homed and hopeful families, giving them a chance for a better quality of life. We’re building for good because everyone deserves a good home. We’re building for good because that’s the right way to do it. For more information, please visit www.neigc.com.