mixed-income multi-family housing 2014-2017

Cedars at Carver Park


In the late 2000’s, the Galveston Housing Authority instituted an aggressive public-housing redevelopment program throughout the city focused on updating, redeveloping and reconstructing several prime public housing locations severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ike several years earlier. The need was recognized to update the housing stock, while also providing displaced and new Galveston residents with more attractive, affordable and viable housing options that blended with Galveston’s environment and culture.

The Cedars at Carver Park, formerly known as Cedar Terrace, was a comprehensive redevelopment project developed by the GHA in conjunction with McCormack Baron Salazar and the Texas General Land Office. Led by MBS, the Cedars were redeveloped into a 28-building, 122-unit mixed-income housing development containing townhomes, apartments and flats, as well as neighborhood amenities and green space. The intent for the Cedars was to provide attractive mixed-income housing for not only existing residents, but also the student population at nearby University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M at Galveston.

SLS was the general contractor for the project and worked with the GHA, MBS and TXGLO in the design, construction and execution of the Cedars. In this role, SLS provided complete construction oversight and management, as well as ensuring that budget, schedule, quality and safety objectives were met according to strict stakeholder, HUD and developer guidelines and standards. Utilizing a completely local workforce and supply chain, SLS executed the vertical aspect of the project, with the additional scope of installing underground utilities and a new road system in the manner of the traditional Galveston street grid layout.

Project Specs:

Location: Galveston, Texas

Client: Galveston Housing Authority

Type: HUD/Tax Credits

Value: $26.8 Million

Units: 122 Units