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Help USA Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Perry Point Village

Perryville, MD

The Harkins team attended the ribbon cutting of the HELP Veterans Village at the Perry Point VA Medical Center campus on Thursday, August 23. Among the attendees were Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, officials from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System and HELP USA, as well as veterans and community stakeholders.

Located in Perryville, MD, the facility features 75 renovated and newly constructed units of energy-efficient housing for at-risk and formerly homeless veterans. The scope of revitalization on the 30-acre site included the complete demolition and rebuilding of 33 buildings, new construction of 33 buildings, substantial renovations to an additional nine single family homes, and associated sitework. There is also a new two-story, 2,400 sf management and support building for residents to enjoy a large community room and a game room. It also includes several offices, storage facilities, laundry facilities, and an entrance lobby.

Building renovations included the complete gutting of units down to the studs and the installation of new sheathing, MEP systems, finishes, siding, and roofing. The units received new flooring, carpet, tile bathrooms, self-contained split system HVAC units, Energy Star appliances and light fixtures, low flow plumbing, low VOC paint, cabinets, and countertops.

As an added feature, there is a four-acre, 420Kw solar-array field installed for the village. The solar received from the panels will back-feed the grid. Upgraded energy efficiency design of the new buildings coupled with the solar addition, should yield a net-zero energy consumption status for the project.

Ribbon Cutting Photos