we broke ground on june 04, 2008. there was an existing single family residence and four small apartments on the property. we originally looked into adding on to the existing structures but they were in poor condition and oddly located on the site. the units were full of carcinogenic tile from remodelling done in the '70s and had mold in the walls. we don't like the idea of tearing down five units but we think by building 15 energy efficient houses for a net gain of 10 justifies it.
it took about a 10 days to demo. the entire project. the only surprise was how quickly the structures came down.