As part of our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, one of Harkins’ growth goals is to expand our geographic footprint and establish a presence in the Central Virginia/Tidewater region. Since welcoming Senior Project Manager Damion Pizarro to the Harkins team in late 2021, we opened a new office in Richmond to support our expanding presence in this burgeoning corridor. Located at 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive in the Boulders Business Park, our new office will further enhance relationships with local clients, architects, and trade partners. Both Damion and Steve Rubin, our project development executive, are working hard and logging many miles to develop new business relationships.
Starting with two active projects being managed out of the Richmond office, expansion plans include hiring opportunities to build a team of construction professionals working alongside several seasoned Harkins employee-owners. Friendship Court Phase 1 in Charlottesville is nearing 50% completion. One of a handful of new projects in Virginia that is designed to the highly coveted energy-efficient Passive House standards, the community will consist of 106 affordable housing units and a one-level structured parking garage. In addition, we recently broke ground on Altitude, a 118-unit market rate development minutes from downtown Raleigh, NC that is anticipating completion in fall 2023. Our team is working hard on a few other projects in Central Virginia, which we expect will break ground in Q4-2022 and Q1-2023.
In addition, Harkins was awarded a spot on the coveted $950 million NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk contract to support large construction projects in the Hampton Roads area of operation. This multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is expected to deliver various project types throughout the region, including administrative offices, communications infrastructure, dormitories, industrial buildings, medical clinics, training ranges, and warehouses over a five-year period.
We look forward to growing the Central Virginia/Tidewater region into a thriving component of our Mid-Atlantic footprint. Please reach out to either Damion or Steve if you have a project in this region to discuss.
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