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May 21, 2021

Private Building $2 Million to $5 Million

Photo from Charter Construction
Phoenix Rising at Valley Cities is a 12-unit permanent housing community in Auburn.

Phoenix Rising At Valley Cities

Location: Auburn

General contractor: Charter Construction

Phoenix Rising at Valley Cities is a 12-unit, all-electric permanent housing community in Auburn. The project consisted of heavy coordination between Charter Construction, Valley Cities Behavioral Health and Blokable, who oversaw the construction of the modular units that occurred off-site in Vancouver. Several months prior to the arrival of the modular units, Charter performed all underground utility work and concrete foundation systems. Charter coordinated with Blokable to adjust the modular unit connection methods to the foundation to allow easier/quicker modular unit setting. Charter took delivery of the modular units in July of 2020 during the middle of the pandemic, setting all 12 units in 48 hours. Phoenix Rising at Valley Cities is the world’s first vertically integrated modular (VIM) housing development, representing a new paradigm in housing development and the completion of the most recent phase of prototyping for Blokable’s modular building system. VIM development is built on a foundation of industrialization that has delivered quantum changes for markets such as automotive, aviation and aerospace, but has yet to make an impact on housing.

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