Concord Housing + Redevelopment Chooses Hutter Construction For New Building Project

Concord, N.H. – December 5, 2013–Concord Housing + Redevelopment is pleased to announce that the organization will be working with Hutter Construction on a new building project that will provide for special needs housing in the Capital City. Hutter Construction, located in New Ipswich, N.H., estimates that the project will take four months to complete.

New Hampshire Housing’s Board of Directors recently approved a $500,000 loan so that Concord Housing + Redevelopment could renovate space in the John F. Kennedy public housing complex. The apartments will be handicapped accessible and designed for people who need additional services to help them live independently. Once built, a total of six new, one-bedroom units will be available – three of which will be located in the original Concord Housing Authority offices, and three of which will be located in the former auditorium. There will also be space for the Visiting Nurse Association offices and meeting space for area social workers. The new units will be called the Thompson Square Apartments.

“We are excited to embark on this project,” said Kurt Traffie, Hutter Construction project manager. “The finished project will be an important step in helping people with disabilities find quality housing in the Concord area. It’s exciting for us to take what is otherwise an unused space and turn it into something that will make a big difference in the community.”
The John F. Kennedy public housing complex currently holds 82 apartments and is close by local services such as Riverbend Mental Health and Community Bridges. The new apartments will have all of the amenities that people with special needs require for independent living, with proximity to social services.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to bring more service-supported housing to the Concord area,” said John Hoyt, Executive Director of Concord Housing + Redevelopment. “This project partnership with Hutter Construction is terrific. Together, we will be serving populations that require more supportive services than are typically provided in traditional rental housing. We are excited for the Thompson Square Apartments to come to life.”