R.D. Olson Construction Announces Completion of LEED-Certified Affordable Housing Complex

Award-winning general contracting firm in California, R.D. Olson Construction announced the completion of West Carson Villas. This is their first project for nonprofit affordable housing developer and service provider, PATH Ventures

The 111-unit supportive housing community is designated for residents earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) and PATH will be the owners and operators of the development.

Construction on the villas commenced in November 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing delays.

According to Yield Pro, As a Gold LEED certified property, many of the details incorporated into the four-story building aim for environmental sustainability, including rooftop solar panels, energy-saving appliances, and a hot water recirculation system. West Carson Villas is located at 22801-22905 S. Vermont Avenue and was designed by KFA Architecture to feature pitched rooflines and an exterior of metal facing the main street.

“We really rose to the occasion on West Carson Villas, based on the extensive work required at that specific location,” said Bill Wilhelm, President of R.D. Olson Construction. “Our team was tasked with blanketing a 51-inch water main that ran through the site, requiring caisson steel beams 60 feet deep and 12 feet tall. This massive undertaking was a showcase of our skills and experience in foundation work.”

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