Vitus Revamps Miami Affordable Housing

After purchasing Hadley Gardens earlier this year, Vitus recently completed the $5.4 million renovation of the five-story building.

By Beata Lorincz

Hadley Gardens Apartments
Hadley Gardens Apartments

Vitus has announced the completion of  a $5.4 million renovation project at Hadley Gardens in Miami. The company specializes in revitalizing aging properties nationwide in order to preserve affordable housing in high-cost urban areas.

Vitus purchased Hadley Gardens, targeted for low-income seniors, in June 2017, representing one of the company’s three projects in Florida. The community features 151, Section 8 apartments and is located north of downtown Miami. The community is in close proximity to Juan Pablo Duarte Park and the NW 17th Avenue retail corridor. 

Sustainable methods

Constructed in 1986, the five-story building was in need of an infrastructure upgrade. Exterior renovations included new windows and roofing, aesthetic improvements to siding and new landscaping. Cabinets, flooring and counters were also replaced in all kitchens and bathrooms inside the building.

Vitus incorporates Active Design principles in all of its projects: at Hadley Gardens, an on-site service coordinator will assist with employing relevant social services designed to enhance the health and wellness of residents, while a community garden with 40 planters was designed to encourage resident interaction.

“We use the latest sustainable building methods to improve the quality of life for the families living on our properties. We pride ourselves on our commitment to creating residences where people can connect, grow and thrive,” said Scott Langan, development director for Vitus, in prepared remarks.

Earlier this year Vitus announced the renovation of another senior housing project in Philadelphia, a 16-story building constructed in 1967.

Image courtesy of Yardi Matrix

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