The redevelopment of the Ramsey Homes site is consistent with the ARHA 2012-2022 Strategic Plan, the City’s Housing Master Plan and the Braddock East Master Plan (“BEMP”). The Project involves the redevelopment of an underutilized and obsolete public housing site into a mixed-income, affordable, multi-family rental housing site. The Project site is .71 acres, occupying one half of a city block, the east side of the 600 block of North Patrick Street between Pendleton and Wythe Streets. The site originally consisted of (15) two-bedroom townhomes in four buildings. Three of the buildings were quadruplexes and one was a triplex. The original structures were built in 1942. The buildings’ floors, walls and roof were built of 1-1/2” precast concrete slabs. Numerous modifications were made to the structures since the initial construction, diluting the architectural historic significance of the Project. The density of this site is specifically identified in the BEMP at a maximum FAR of 2.0; this represents an increase in the original FAR, necessitated by the goal of integrating the existing 15 households throughout a larger community of families with higher incomes. ARHA was granted a 2.0 FAR by the Alexandria City Council as it approved the DSUP Application for the redevelopment of the Ramsey Homes. A mix of public housing and market-rate housing, and, where possible, an element of affordable and/or workforce housing is recommended in the Braddock East Master Plan (BEMP). The new building will consist of 52 units. The building will include an approximate 28%/72% ratio of very low-income (30% AMI) households, to households with incomes up to a workforce housing income. Six (6) units will be subsidized by an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with HUD. The unit mix is driven by market factors, land value, public policy and funding availability and terms.
Ramsey Past & Present
Learn about the original purpose of Ramsey Homes and its evolution to its current state. Hear from a lifelong resident of Alexandria City who has lived on the property for over ten years.