La Promesa

Project Type
Odessa, TX
Completion Date
August 2013
Total Development Cost
Site Size
14.0 Acres
Building Size
46 Duplex Apartments
90 Townhomes
100% of Units Affordable

About the Project

This project illustrates the rich and varied palette of funding sources Dominium draws upon in its efforts to restore distressed properties. The funing sources for La Promesa included a 9% award of Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs (TDHCA), a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) insured 221(d)4 1st Mortgage, and an equity bridge loan from Minnwest Bank.

The Challenge

Originally built in 1969, the structures at La Promesa were in poor condition, in need of significant investment, and dramatically underserving its tenants. Exterior and interior work was required on all 41 buildings in the complex.

What We Did

Exterior work on all 41 complex buildings included new roofs, windows, entry doors and paint. Common area upgrades included a completely remodeled clubhouse including a new community room with a kitchen, a new computer lab, and new offices. New playgrounds, gazebos, grills, and picnic areas were constructed as part of the substantial landscaping upgrades to the property.

In addition, the interiors of La Promesa’s two- and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom townhomes were completely renovated; each unit received a new heating and air conditioning system, water heater, flooring, lighting, ceiling fans, appliances, kitchen cabinets and countertops, and bathroom vanities and fixtures. The project’s total per unit renovation cost was $64,000.

Dominium’s Responsibilities

  • Real Estate Development
  • Project Financing
  • Design & Construction Management
  • Property Management
  • Section 8 and Section 42 Compliance

Financial Partners

  • Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs
  • Alliant Capital
  • Dougherty Mortgage
  • Minnwest Bank


  • ebersoldt + associates

Construction Management

  • WEIS Builders

The Outcome

La Promesa has been rehabilitated to better serve its tenants, preserve affordable housing, and continue as an asset for the Odessa community for years to come.

Want to Learn More?

Dominium has completed hundreds of developments of all size and scope. Contact the company today to learn more about its methodology and approach to the most challenging real estate projects.