Viking Construction Inc. served as general contractor for the demolition and redevelopment of the World War II-era housing co-op in Waterbury, Conn., originally known as Warner Gardens. The 14-acre complex was severely decaying and dilapidated and was essentially unfit and unsafe for occupancy (although 34 people were still living there when construction began). The $28 million affordable housing project (now named Davis Gardens) included demolition of 28 original structures built on a steep and challenging site along with the construction of 122 new one-, two- and three-bedroom townhouse-style apartments. The new complex also includes a community building and garage, a children’s playground, a community garden with a gazebo, fences and an irrigation system. The new building exteriors are a mix of concrete, wood shingles and hardy board, and the stylish interiors include energy-efficient vinyl windows, fiberglass doors, and vinyl flooring. Viking completed the project in two phases over 13 months.