TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Housing Trust Group (HTG) has broken ground on Lafayette Gardens, a planned 96-unit affordable housing community in Tallahassee. The property will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans with rents ranging from $315 to $930 per month. The units will be reserved for residents earning at or below 33 percent of area median income (AMI) or 60 percent of AMI. Units will range in size from 709 square feet to 1,159 square feet. Communal amenities will include a clubhouse, pool, playground, media center, fitness center and a biking/walking trail. Residents will also have access to employment assistance, financial management and literacy services onsite. Hennessy Construction Services is the general contractor, Fugleberg Koch is the architect, Inovia Group is the civil engineer, Stiles Interiors is the interior designer and Wood + Partners is the landscape architect. HTG expects to open the community in June 2021.
Chase Bank provided an initial $15 million construction loan, Raymond James provided $16.1 million in 9 percent low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity and Walker & Dunlop provided a $4.8 million Freddie Mac permanent loan for the development.