Client: Pavarini Land Development, Inc.
Service Offered: Development & Design Build
Project Location: Naguabo , PR
Construction Count: 200 housing units
Construction Status: In Progress
PCD is offering assistance to numerous families that were affected by Hurricanes Irma or María to apply for Housing Assistance for the R3 Relocation Program. These applicants are interested in acquiring replacement housing at the Vista Verde Urbanization, which is being developed by Pavarini Land Development, Inc. and is under construction by Pavarini Construction & Development, LLC. PCD has staff fully dedicated to the effort that will be ongoing through the coming months for qualifying hurricane survivors.
The proposed Vista Verde Phase 2 house design has been improved to meet the amended Building Codes that includes the latest standards for earthquake and hurricane wind loads. The Phase 2 housing units includes two models: two bedroom units or three bedrooms units, an open space concept design, two bathrooms and a new façade design. The house also includes provision s for a water cistern, a solar water heater, and a photovoltaic system. The electrical system offers the option to connect a portable generator as a backup option to the public power grid. Gas piping has been incorporated in the design to allow the homeowner the alternative of gas cooking and a gas clothes dryer.
PCD finalized its Design for Resilient Housing intended for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG DR 2018) Housing Relocation Program (R3 Program) for families that suffered losses caused by hurricanes Irma or María. This new resilient design incorporates features that improve the structures’ ability to survive both seismic and hurricane events; and to also maintain the serviceability of the houses following such events. The Vista Verde housing development was approved by the Puerto Rico Housing Authority to be included in the New Construction Project Based Voucher Program under the R3 Reconstruction Program. The housing development has been included in the New Construction Housing Catalog for eligible applicants for the R3 Reconstruction Program.