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Rehab Development/Rehab Builders, Inc. Complete Construction on River Market Lofts, a Historic Hawkinsville, GA

(February 18, 2013) – Rehab Development, a Winston-Salem, N.C. based developer specializing in downtown Main Street revitalization, historic preservation and successful public/private partnership formation, has completed construction on River Market Lofts in Hawkinsville, G.A.

Located at 100 Houston Street, River Market Lofts afford premier residential spaces in the heart of downtown Hawkinsville. During construction, state of the art green building techniques were incorporated to provide a desirable environment for residents. The building features ten apartments for lease, four of which are spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath flats with over 1100 square feet of loft style living space. The remaining six units are 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, two story townhouses with over 1200 square feet of industrial chic living space. Initial tenants in each unit must not earn more than 80% of the County’s Area Median Income. After an initial 80% AMI tenant occupies each unit, the apartments will have no further income restriction associated with them and will be available to everyone.

“It is extremely exciting to see this project finished and ready for occupancy”, said Rehab Development principal and building owner Patrick Reilly. “This is the 3rd Hope VI Main Street revitalization project we have successfully developed since 2009. In addition to the obvious aesthetic improvement to the property, increase to the community tax base and enjoyable living experience we work to create, these types of rehab projects are very labor intensive,” Reilly said, “and are proven to help create sustainable jobs.”

City Manager Jerry Murkerson said “The Board of Commissioners is very pleased to see this project completed as it provides affordable housing for our community. We are thankful that we could facilitate the project by receiving a HOPE VI grant to aid construction. We are very appreciative to Rehab Development for completing the project and transforming an old mill site into an attractive setting along the banks of the Ocmulgee River in downtown Hawkinsville. Hopefully, this project will inspire further redevelopment in our downtown.”

This historic building was built in approximately 1955 as an annex to the neighboring Cotton Mill Lofts. Both properties were recently restored by Winston-Salem, N.C. based Rehab Builders, Inc. Rehab Builders, Inc. is a design-build construction company specializing in the rehabilitation of historically significant buildings.

River Market Lofts amenities include ample covered parking, screened in porch area for socializing, extra locked storage space, high ceilings with dropped ceiling fans, energy efficient stainless steel appliances, hard surface countertops, tile backsplashes, energy efficient washer/dryers, water, sewer and trash service. For leasing information, please contact Amy Hobbs at (478) 783-4885 or (229) 805-3302. Amy can also be reached by e-mail at rivermarketllc@gmail.com.

About Rehab Development

Rehab Development, Inc. is a design-build development company highly skilled and experienced in the disciplines of downtown Main Street revitalization, historic preservation and successful public/private partnership formation. Our goal is to help bring quality downtown living and economic revitalization back to traditional Main Street America. By partnering with our brother & sister companies, Rehab Builders and Rehab Engineering, we are able to streamline the development process and perform 100% turn-key projects. Based in Winston-Salem North Carolina, our firm focuses on assisting Main Street revitalization efforts all over NC, SC, and VA. For more information see www.rehab-development.com

About Rehab Builders, Inc.

Rehab Builders, Inc. is a design-build construction company specializing in the rehabilitation of buildings eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., Rehab Builders is a licensed general contractor in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas. Whether renovation or new construction, the team at Rehab Builders is actively involved during the planning phase of your project to ensure that your building’s unique characteristics are understood and reflected in the finished product. It’s not so much that Rehab Builders works for you, we work with you. For more information, check out our website at www.rehab-development.com