Homesteads for Hope | Forever Homestead

Choosing Loyal Nine Development for our 6,500SF Forever Homestead: Community Center's renovation was a pivotal decision. As a nonprofit, we're committed to prudent financial management, especially when it involves community funds. Loyal Nine stood out among several larger firms for their cost-effectiveness and a deeply personal approach that mirrored hiring family. They skillfully blended residential charm with essential commercial codes, fire safety, and ADA compliance, delivering a flawless outcome. Their team's expertise in mechanical design and project management transformed our seven-year vision into an exquisite reality in just eight months, saving us 40% compared to other firms. Loyal Nine's dedication turned the Homesteads for Hope Community Farm into a welcoming Forever Home for over 600 families, impacting our Westside Community profoundly. We eagerly anticipate future collaborations with Loyal Nine.
Jennyrae Brongo
Founder & CEO

Project Details

Value: $ 1,250,000

Completion Date: 2023

Loyal 9 Development played a pivotal role in the transformation of the Forever Homestead: Community Center, a project integral to Homesteads for Hope’s mission. The 6,500 square foot renovation and addition, meticulously carried out by Loyal 9, skillfully combined residential warmth with necessary commercial standards, including fire safety and ADA compliance.

The scope of work was comprehensive, encompassing demolition, site work, masonry, and rough carpentry, all executed with precision. Key elements included the removal of the existing chimney and shower, excavation for the rear basement and sunroom additions, and the construction of new foundation systems and walk-out basement egress. Loyal 9’s expert team managed complex structural elements like CMU foundation systems, concrete block, and waterproofing, ensuring durability and functionality.

The project’s success hinged on Loyal 9’s effective project management, seamlessly integrating the historic charm of the building with modern requirements. This involved framing the rear two-story addition, sunroom, and new porch in line with architectural designs and local codes. Their ability to adapt and mirror the first-floor framing design for the second floor exemplified their problem-solving acumen.

Loyal 9 Development’s dedication not only saved Homesteads for Hope significant costs but also transformed their seven-year vision into a stunning reality. The newly revitalized community center now stands as a welcoming space for over 600 families, significantly impacting the Westside Community and embodying a blend of history and contemporary functionality.