Mungo to begin spring construction of affordable residential development, The Oaks at St. Anna’s

October 28, 2020

The first phase of construction on a new development, The Oaks at St. Anna’s, will begin in April 2021 and includes 285 affordable residential units constructed on the former Gonzales Gardens site at Forest Drive and Millwood Avenue.

As part of the The Oaks at St. Anna’s redevelopment (FKA Gonzales Gardens,) the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Mungo Construction, and UrbanMatters Development Partners estimates it will break ground in April 2021 on a new community, The Oaks at St. Anna’s, which will incorporate 285 affordably-priced residential rental units in the new mixed-income living environment.

Mungo Construction is serving as builder for the development which will be situated on property across from Providence Hospital at Forest Drive and Millwood Avenue.  Virtual workshops for W/MBE businesses are slated to begin in November 2020.

First occupied in 1940, the Gonzales Gardens Apartments were demolished in 2017, with only the community center left standing.


About Columbia Housing

Columbia Housing provides affordable public housing and housing assistance programs for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities while promoting self-sufficiency.  Columbia Housing serves the City of Columbia, Richland County, as well as manages the Public Housing program for the Cayce Housing Authority.  Assistance programs include Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and home ownership. To learn more about Columbia Housing, visit


About Mungo Construction

Mungo Construction, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is a residential general contractor with more than 60 years of industry expertise that specializes in serving the needs of institutional clients by providing design-build and construction management services, with special emphasis on urban revitalization projects. Mungo Construction has been involved in previous revitalization work for the Columbia Housing Authority, the North Charleston Housing Authority, and the Spartanburg Housing Authority.  Revitalization projects in the Columbia area include: TS Martin, Celia Saxon, Rosewood Hills, and Latimer Manor Rehabilitation. To learn more about Mungo Construction, visit


About UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C.­­

UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C., District of Columbia, is a full service real estate planning and development firm whose mission is to improve the quality of life and strengthen economic stability of residents and distressed neighborhoods through neighborhood revitalization, the provision of community services and the development of signature affordable housing. To learn more about UrbanMatters, visit