Phase 1 of the City of Raleigh’s infill redevelopment project State Street Village is nearing completion, with the 25th and final home expected to close within just a matter of days. Non-profit affordable housing developer Builders of Hope has acted as the builder for the project using an innovative construction model. In planned communities like State Street Village, the organization rescues homes from demolition and physically relocates the structures to new lots for extensive rehabilitation. The result is a community comprised of 100% recycled homes that are made available to the workforce population to help stabilize transitional neighborhoods through homeownership.

President of TightLines Designs David Maurer was contracted by the City of Raleigh Community Development to provide consulting services for the project. Among his responsibilities, David reviews individual home plans and elevations prior to construction, attends inspections and weekly site visits, and provides construction administration. David works to ensure the homes can be differentiated architecturally, but contain similar design elements that help foster a sense of community and meet the expectations set by the City.

David gives particular consideration to architectural details at State Street Village including proportion and aesthetic variations of front porches, roof pitches, windows, columns and a complimentary color palette. He also ensures the homes are built to a high standard of quality. Phase 2 of the project will begin soon with the addition of eight more homes to the community at the 1100 block of State Street, within the Garner Road Redevelopment Area (GRRA). The homes meet criteria for the Advanced Energy SystemVision and Healthy Built Homes programs and the project is scheduled for completion by Spring 2013.