CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON PHASE II OF VETERANS HOME

Posted on August 2, 2012KMclaughlin

Construction Begins on Silver Star Phase II

Battle Creek, MI – (August 2, 2012) Wolverine Building Group is pleased to announce the beginning of construction for phase II of the Silver Star apartment complex that will provide housing to homeless veterans.

Wolverine Building Group and architect Design Plus are working together on the 110,000 square foot project that will include construction of 101 apartment units as well as community spaces including computer labs, craft rooms, workshops, a library, and a gymnasium / multipurpose room. Silver Star will be LEED certified.

Developer Medallion Management envisioned the Silver Star complex as an apartment living community that would assist homeless veterans in becoming physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. Their goal is to effectively assimilate veterans back into healthy independent living.

This $11.5 Million project is supported by a MSHDA Loan, HOME Funds and Syndication of the Low Income Housing Tax Credits with the Great Lakes Capital Fund. It is also a Section 3 project that promotes partnering with subcontractors and suppliers who employ residents of lowincome housing who are local to the jobsite. Wolverine currently has 30% Section 3 and/or DBE (disadvantaged business enterprises) subcontractors and suppliers signed on for this project, and are on track to exceed the owner’s 10% goal by a sizeable margin.

The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013. The project will be LEED certified to reduce the building’s life cycle costs and to provide a healthier environment for residents.

For more information about the Department of Veterans Affairs, visit www.va.gov. For more information about Medallion Management visit www.medallionmgmt.com.

Wolverine Building Group is a full service Design-Build, Construction Management and General Contracting firm, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, an Accredited Quality Contractor from Associated Builders and Contractors, and is listed in ENR’s 400 Top Contractors in the nation.