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Shoemaker/Synterra, a JV Awarded Major Construction Project for Philadelphia Housing Authority

Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2016 . . . The joint venture of Shoemaker Construction Co. and Synterra, Ltd., was recently awarded the design and construction of 89 new apartments for the Philadelphia Housing Authority in Philadelphia, PA.

The $29,776,045 project, which will be located in North Central Philadelphia, will feature a variety of two- and three-story townhouses as well as multi-family flats for seniors and family tenants.

"We are thrilled to work with Shoemaker/Synterra once again as PHA, the City of Philadelphia, and other partners work together on a legacy Choice Neighborhoods development. In line with our commitment to sustainability, these new apartments will be LEED certified. Shoemaker/Synterra successfully built 51, award winning LEED certified units for PHA at the north end of this neighborhood several years ago," said PHA President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah.

Features of the apartments include:

  • Hardwood cabinets
  • Tiled bathrooms
  • Electric appliances
  • Brick exteriors with modern paneling
  • Mobility-, hearing- and vision-accessible units
  • UFAS elevators for senior living flats
  • Community space

"The Shoemaker/Synterra joint venture is honored to partner with PHA on another housing development project, especially one that will have such a positive impact on the community," said Myrna Toro, President of Synterra, Ltd.

Construction will begin during the first quarter of 2017, with an expected duration of 15 months. The project is expected to achieve LEED® Certification.

"PHA has always been a valued client of ours, and we look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with them on this latest endeavor to better the affordable housing stock in Philadelphia," said Maura Hesdon, General Manager for Shoemaker Construction Co.


ABOUT SHOEMAKER CONSTRUCTION CO. AND THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, parking garages, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.

ABOUT SYNTERRA, LTD.: Synterra, Ltd. is an award-winning construction management firm which has been providing high-profile, quality projects in the Philadelphia region and beyond. For over 35 years, they have delivered innovative and functional solutions to complex problems. Their team of diverse professionals bring unparalleled expertise in their respective roles from site selection and planning through design and construction.



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