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American Institute of Architects
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Press Release
For Release 9 a.m. EDT, April 14, 2010

View Restored for Tutu Residents: Four Estate Tutu Buildings Demolished

TutuCincinnati, OH, July 15, 2009: Cincinnati, OH, March 25, 2010: The architectural firm of Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. (CHS) has completed the demolition of four buildings of the Estate Tutu Apartments on behalf of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA).

When Hurricane Marilyn passed over St. Thomas in 1995, 80 percent of the buildings on the island were damaged or destroyed. The Estate Tutu Apartments were badly damaged. Most Estate Tutu Apartments buildings were fully renovated by VIHA and continue to provide safe housing for St. Thomas residents today. However, four buildings remained too damaged and costly to repair so they were mothballed while funds were sought for their demolition.

In 2009 as a result of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funds became available to complete the demolition of the four buildings. CHS worked with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other local authorities to meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations in the preparation of the contract and project documents. Through a competitive bidding process Grade-All Construction, Inc. submitted the low bid of $1,911,351.00 and was selected by VIHA as the demolition contractor.

TutuThe project is on schedule and within budget and completion is planned for the end of April 2010. CHS company president, Donald L. Dudrow, Jr., RA commented: “Though the demolition was challenging because of environmental concerns, proximity to other housing and the hilltop location; the project was successfully completed through the wonderful cooperation and teamwork of CHS, VIHA, local government and the contractor.”

For more information about CHS and their services contact Donald L. Dudrow, Jr., President. 

Contact: Donald L. Dudrow, Jr.
Creative Housing Solutions, Inc.
Phone  - 800.321.5270 ext. 10
Fax – 866.339.0024


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