One of the advantages of build-to-rent is builders can maximize efficiencies because they can reduce variations and customizations. This allows for experimentation with alternative building methods, such as panelization, energy-efficient envelopes, and mass-scale solar.
That’s just what Tricor Contracting is expecting to do at The Village at Eagle Ford, a new 45-acre project in west Dallas along the Trinity River. Located in a lower-income area on part of a Superfund site, the redevelopment will bring in workforce housing in the form of 301 horizontal apartments up to 1,250 square feet with one to three bedrooms.
“The site has had contaminated soil for some time now, and we will be working with the City of Dallas and the EPA to remediate the site,” says Mitch Rotta, director of new construction for Tricor. “In conjunction with the removal of the contaminated soil from the neighborhood, we’re also doing our best to achieve as many workforce housing rental rates as possible.
“Our goal of this project is to show that we can clean up a site, work with the existing neighborhood on a plan that works for everyone, and provide affordable and energy-efficient homes on a large scale,” says Rotta.
Tricor has set up a virtual open house so potential renters can view plans and aerials. The community also helped name the project.