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Garcia Development, LLC specializes in historic restoration. However, our work also includes historic commercial, light industrial, new construction infill, historic conversions, and consulting. Below are some examples of the more recent projects.

Downtown Revitalization

THOMAS JEFFERSON LOFTS

The Thomas Jefferson Middle School is being developed by Garcia Development, LLC into beautiful new lofts overlooking Historic Clay Street.

 

 



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MALLONEE SCHOOL LOFTS

The Mallonee School in Hopewell, Virginia is being developed by Garcia Development, LLC into beautiful new lofts.

 

 



NORTH BROAD CROSSING
 

 

North Broad Crossing was once a blighted neighborhood. Garcia Development, LLC purchased 17 homes on this block. Renovations started immediately and restored the confidence in the area. All of these homes were totally gutted and rebuilt to current code. Jetted tubs, granite counter tops, tray ceilings, and sky lights are some of the updated features. North Broad Crossing has turned a once blighted area into a positive asset for the entire City of Suffolk.

 





156, 160 West Washington

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116 West Washington

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PENDER & COWARD / A.J. GATORS

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Pender & Coward Website:
www.pendercoward.com

AMICI'S / C.R.B. & ASSOCIATES


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To help compensate for infill housing and downtown living, we have converted old warehouses into loft apartments. They range from 900 to 1600 square feet with 16 foot ceilings, modern kitchens, and huge windows. It is a form of infill people in the industry call “cool housing."


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HISTORIC SCHOOL CONVERSIONS

This circa 1891 building served Olde Towne Portsmouth’s Catholic children for more than a century. In the late 1950’s the bell tower was removed from the 1891 building, and it was “wrapped” by a more modern building. Around 1998 there was an effort to demolish the entire structure, but the Olde Towne Civic League was instrumental in keeping the 1891 building from being lost. Their efforts sparked the city to get involved and develop a plan for restoring the building.


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CEDAR WALK
Garcia Development, LLC also consults with various developers in Virginia and in Georgia. Cedar Walk is an “in town” development of 33 condominiums. These fee simple home owner units were inspired by the Craftsman era of architecture.
The developer/builder wanted a community, not a vinyl box. Craftsman-era features such as knee braces, 3 over 1 windows, board and batten gables, and even paint color were carefully chosen to compliment Cedar Walk. Intentional meeting areas such as sidewalk fronting porches, picnic patios, and common play areas for children are all part of the arrangement that helps keeps Cedar Walk a “social” place to live.
     

HISTORIC WEST END
This neighborhood was recently added to the National and State Register of Historic Places. We have restored several houses in this up-and-coming area. These houses have off-street parking and detached garages. Brewer Avenue, South Broad Street, St. James Avenue, and Linden Avenue are just a few of the streets we have helped move in a forward direction. Property values in West End have doubled and many of these “converted duplexes” are restored back into single family homes.

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION INFILL

More and more people are moving “back to town” for the quality of life, cultural arts, proximity to shopping and restaurants, and more house for the money. The demand for housing in these areas is increasing. Adding new construction in historic districts is one way we bridge the gap between supply and demand. By working with the Historic Landmarks Commission, we were able to build new homes that share the architecture and compliment the integrity of the neighborhood.

 

 

HISTORIC COLLEGE COURT
College Court is thought to be the only walk-up bungalow court on the East Coast. This project is comprised of six cottages circa 1915, a “big cottage” circa 1917, and the Finney Institute for Women Circa 1818. The name “College Court” was due to the fact that people called the women’s institute the girls’ college. The first house was restored to the Department of the Interior’s Standards and sold within four months. Assessed values of the court were increased over 2000%. To this day, each house remains owner-occupied.  

HISTORIC PARK VIEW


 

Park View was included in Portsmouth’s revitalization plan. City planners with the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority devised a three-pronged plan to revive this once declining neighborhood. We were glad to be chosen for the restoration of twelve homes for owner-occupied buyers. Most of the housing stock that was unoccupied for over 10 years was sold to us, and the empty lots were sold to a new construction developer for infill. The third part of the plan was the city reworking the landscaping and refurbishing the sidewalks. These homes are currently selling in the low 200’s.