As a Civil Engineering firm, we have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects. From schools, to industrial facilities, to office buildings, to single-family homes, to pretty much everything else you could think of that has to do with buildings — you name it, we’ve probably done something similar! No matter the project, we oversee the process from the design phase until construction is completed. A special project that we want to highlight this week is Roosevelt Gardens for Project Transitions. Project Transitions is a company dedicated to assisting individuals that suffer from serious and persistent mental illnesses, dual diagnosis substance use disorder and other behavioral health conditions to live a life that is meaningful to the individual. Their facility, Roosevelt Gardens, is a housing development that has, over the course of its history, served hundreds of people diagnosed with HIV by providing them with a stable and affordable housing option.
“This is such good news for Austin,” explains Executive Director Cynthia Y. Herrera. “RG’s roof was caving in, and the AC and plumbing were shot. Can you imagine how life-changing it will be for our clients to move into brand new housing, built exclusively for them?”
Construction began on the new and improved Roosevelt Gardens a couple of weeks ago, and at completion it will be able to house twice as many individuals than it could previously! And what’s even better is they plan on building another one in 2021, which will bring their number of units to a total of 109. That’s 109 individuals that won’t have to worry anymore about finding an affordable housing option. Although our work is limited to doing the site plan permitting and zoning applications for the development, we feel lucky to have some role in this amazing initiative that will positively impact hundreds of people in our community.