Urban Land Institute Event at Archer School Apartments
Yesterday, Urban Land Institute held an event at the Humanities Foundation‘s Archer School Apartments project, which is under construction by our team. The event, sponsored by Trident Construction, showed the transformation taking place at the historic Henry P. Archer Elementary School site. The school had seen decades of history and was a symbol of segregation-era architecture. It is now being turned into affordable housing for the community’s senior population.
The Archer School Apartments project, taken on by the Humanities Foundation, aims to preserve the architecture of the building while addressing the need for affordable housing options for seniors in the area.
The event began with a short presentation that showed the project’s journey. Tracy Doran, the president of the Humanities Foundation, talked about the spirit that brought together many partners to make this dream a reality. Chris Burrell, senior project manager at Trident Construction, discussed the strategies taken before and during construction to address project challenges.
After the presentation, the group took tours of the project, led by Trident Construction personnel. They then had a happy hour at nearby Palace Hotel.
The 89 thoughtfully designed units will serve seniors who fall at or below 60% of the area median income. Archer School Apartments is set to become a community resource for long-time residents of Downtown Charleston’s East Side neighborhood.
We are grateful to the Humanities Foundation for allowing us to be part of this important affordable housing project. Thanks to Urban Land Institute for allowing us to be a part of this event!