Viking Construction served as general contractor for the $4.5 million American Legion Veterans Housing project in Jewitt City, Conn. Viking managed the renovation of an original, three-story brick building, along with the construction of a new addition to create a 25,000 square-foot housing structure. Viking also demolished two existing homes behind the original building to clear space for the new addition.
The new housing project includes 18 one-bedroom apartments designed for homeless veterans, men and women who have served our country in various branches of the military. Each fully equipped apartment is approximately 600 square feet and is handicapped accessible. Two first-floor apartments are handicapped-specific, incorporating roll-in showers and other amenities.
The building also features a first-floor common room (with kitchen) that is able to be partitioned into smaller spaces. There is a dedicated area for counseling and other types of social services. This project, which took 17 months to complete, is now being used as a prototype for rural housing for homeless veterans.
EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD – 2012