Reclaiming the past to build communities for the future

Dover Development Projects

Posted December 10, 2015 by Rick Dover

Here is a visual presentation of projects we recently completed and are working on now. It seems so very appropriate when historic properties can be renewed for senior living. The document shows photos of the properties to the time we began work on them, and the transformation we accomplished using the existing structures on the completed ones. Old Knoxville High will become a senior living community. The Northshore Senior Living facility will be like no other. The Farragut building will return to its roots as a downtown hotel.

Read more about these developments on our projects pages.

Thoughts on Sustainability

Posted September 11, 2013 by Rick Dover

One of the best ways to be green is by reusing what you have. As an environmental strategy, it’s even better than recycling, because reusing means you don’t have to spend energy breaking the product down and re-processing it to make it usable again.

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Good Neighbors

Posted September 11, 2013 by Rick Dover

Did you know that renovation creates more jobs than new construction? It’s one of the many reasons I love what I do. When we renovate a building, we aren’t spending the lion’s share of our budget on new bricks and drywall—we’re hiring construction workers, landscapers, equipment operators, and technical experts to help with the finer points of retrofitting and rehabilitation. We also need local vendors: plant nurseries, furniture stores, and hardware stores.

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Educating Owners, Developers on School-to-Seniors Reuse

Posted July 23, 2013 by Rick Dover

When renovating a building into a seniors housing facility, the main concerns include location, cost and complexity of the redo—and developers are finding opportunities in an unlikely category: former schools.

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