(Google) The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority on Thursday approved spending $12.3 million to modernize a 125-unit public housing complex north of downtown Las Vegas. The project is expected to begin around the end of this month at Archie Grant Park, a community for low-income seniors and the disabled. The authority’s board voted unanimously to award the contract to Henderson-based B&H Construction. The collection of 35 single-story townhouses was built in 1963 and is one of Southern Nevada’s oldest public housing developments. Homes on the northern half of the development will be gutted and rebuilt from the inside. “It’s going to be done down to the studs,” said Frank Stafford, the housing authority’s director of modernization and development. “Everything is coming out: electrical, plumbing, water lines.” Homes on the southern half of the 13-acre community were renovated in 2007. The housing authority will spend about $752,000 to replace the roofs and air conditioning systems of those homes, improvements that will also be seen on the north side of the development. The project also includes opening a community exercise room and improving the community’s landscaping and shared outdoor recreation spaces, Stafford said. Altogether, the improvements should reduce the community’s consumption of… Read full this story
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