Bridgeland Development recognized with a 2011 Excellence in Rehabilitation Award

Bridgeland Development was recognized with a 2011 Excellence in Rehabilitation Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for its historic adaptive reuse of the former Waynesboro High School Building in Waynesboro, GA.

The former Waynesboro High School Building was constructed circa 1936 and later served as an elementary school before it was abandoned by 2000. Bridgeland Development worked with its partners RHA/Housing, Inc. and Affordable Equity Partners to rehabilitate the building into 19 senior citizen apartments. The rehabilitation kept most of the interior features of the building as class rooms were converted into one and two bedroom apartments. As part of the rehabilitation the developer worked diligently to achieve EarthCraft standards for renovations, which mean the insulation, windows, mechanical systems, and lighting were renovated to standards that ensure an energy efficient operating building which will keep residents utility costs reasonable.

The renovated school building is part of the larger Waynesborough Academy a Senior Residence which includes an additional 20 newly constructed one and two bedroom apartments to the rear of the former school building, all of which comply with EarthCraft standards, and feature photovoltaic solar panels to provide electric power to the development’s common area mechanical equipment and lighting.