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Affordable and Sustainable Housing Project Sets the Bar for Future Developments in Orlando


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58 units will offer low-income families and veterans a safe and affordable place to live in the city. Photo: Danielle Prieur

58 units will offer low-income families and veterans a safe and affordable place to live in the city. Photo: Danielle Prieur

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New Horizons Apartment Homes opened in the Orlando in Washington Shores on the city’s West Side. They’ll offer families and veterans two bedroom-units at $650 a month with low utilities because of energy saving features. Florida Green Building Coalition’s CJ Davila says they’re a model for future projects that are affordable but also sustainable in Central Florida.

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“It’s really just driven by owner presence and demands to build green here in Central Florida. The coastal communities are doing a great job building green. Miami Dade is kind of leading the way. All new construction in Miami-Dade is mandated to be green.”

The apartments are each fitted with solar panels, LED lights and high-efficiency water heaters.

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Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

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