Poehler Lofts wins Developments of Distinction Award for Community Impact

The Poehler Lofts project in Lawrence Kansas was recognized as the winner of the 5th annual Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Developments of Distinction Awards by Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits.    The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits offers news, opinions and features about affordable housing, community development and renewable energy tax credit industries.

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Posting New Photos – Chatham Apartments

Located at 37th & Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri, The Chatham Apartments is a 6 story historic building which underwent a complete renovation to meet historic standards.  This project was built with the assistance of MHDC housing tax credits and includes all new HVAC, Electrical and plumbing systems, historic windows and plaster details.  In addition, the roof contains a solar panel array sufficient to power all common areas of the building – a first in the Kansas City area for a senior housing project of this type.

New Completed Project Photos – Poehler Lofts

Completed in July 2012, the renovation of the Poehler Mercantile Building in Lawrence, Kansas includes the complete renovation including new mechanical, electrical, fire protection and life safety systems.  All work meets or exceeds the local and federal requirements for historic renovation.    A special feature of this building is the 57KW photovoltaic solar array planned for the roof to provide clean energy for the common areas and tenant amenities.

2 of Rau Construction’s historic renovation projects selected as winners of the NH&RA’s 2012 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

Rau Construction Company is proud to announce that 2 of our recent construction projects, the Chatham Senior Apartments project and the Poehler Lofts, have both been selected as winners of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association’s 2012  J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.  Rau Construction served as the General Contractor and Construction Manager for these exciting projects.  Congratulations to both Landmark Investment Group and Rosemann & Associates for this great achievement!

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Rau Construction wins two 2012 Building Excellence Project of the Year awards from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Kansas City:

Winner: Grand Boulevard Lofts, Renovation Project by a General Contractor

Winner: Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health Relocation, Category: Project by General Contractor $1 Million to $5 Million