Neighbor Newspapers – NorSouth Constructs Begins Construction of Oliver House

DECATUR — NorSouth Constructs ( has broken ground on Oliver House, the second phase of a $30 million redevelopment of Allen Wilson Terrace Public Housing by the Decatur Housing Authority (DHA). NorSouth Constructs was selected by the DHA in a competitive bid process to build the 80-unit building at 1450 Commerce Drive in the heart of Decatur. It will offer 72 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom apartments built to EarthCraft standards. When the entire project is completed, the revitalized Allen Wilson Terrace will provide 190 units of high-quality, environmentally friendly housing, along with onsite amenities for lower-income families and seniors. post gallbladder removal diet

Demolition of the former housing units has commenced, with completion of Oliver House projected for August 2012. The new building is named for Henry Oliver, a local business owner who lived in Decatur over a century ago. Designed in a traditional style of brick, cast stone and stucco by HADP Architecture of Atlanta and Florida, the structure will blend in well with Decatur’s ongoing redevelopment, and has a number of “green” features, including geo-thermal water heating in both the individual apartments and common areas.

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