3-D Building Technologies

Over 30 years of design, project management, construction administration and building assessment experience.

Charter Oaks Communities

Stamford, CT

Project Manager and architectural reviewer on project. Selected teams members and guided their review of documents pertaining to their areas of expertise. Performed peer review of construction documents and conducted in person design review meeting with Architect and Owner. Performed peer review on multiple facilities.

peer review for Charter Oaks CommunitiesStamford, CT



Project Description

Fairgate is a mixed-income development located on Fairfield Avenue and Stillwater Avenue on the site of the former Fairfield Court public housing development. Fairgate was the final phase of the Fairfield Court HOPE VI revitalization, and was completed in late 2009. Of the 90 units at Fairgate, 55 (60%) are affordable to households with a wide range of incomes, and 35 (40%) are market rate units without subsidy. Fairgate offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, mostly in a townhouse configuration with individual entrances, as well as a community building and an after-school program operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford.

The Fairfield Court revitalization plan has produced a total of 275 housing units by replacing the existing 144 low-income units on the basis of one-for-one and creating 131 new affordable rental, market-rate rental and homeownership units. It has incorporated supportive services and occupational initiatives that will increase resident economic self-sufficiency and independence. By its infusion of over $89 million into Stamford’s West Side, the Fairfield Court HOPE VI revitalization is stimulating broad community reinvestment, leading to an increase in commercial activity and an upswing in property values. This activity is improving the general quality of life in that traditional neighborhood. The plan has received significant support from the City of Stamford in the forms of land for off-site housing, development capital and support for a West Side Economic Development Initiative. In all, the Fairfield Court revitalization plan leverages the HOPE VI funds with another $70 million in public and private financing.



Project Involvement

Project Manager and architectural reviewer on project. Selected teams members and guided their review of documents pertaining to their areas of expertise. Performed peer review of construction documents and conducted in person design review meeting with Architect and Owner.

Testimonial

"…a true professional who has as much passion for his work as he does the clients he designs for. Drew has the unique ability to manage cross functional teams, coordinating multiple disciplines effectively. Drew is not only a great member of any team but has the experience and personality to mentor."

A.S. — Roseville, MN