The Braddock Road site had previously been deeded by ARHA to the City for a right-of-way easement. After extensive efforts by VHDLLC and ARHA to find replacement housing sites for a HUD HOPE VI revitalization effort, this Braddock Site was deeded back to ARHA for that use. On this site, six townhouse units were built adjacent to 10 existing townhomes in a “U” shaped configuration, blending into the community as if they were always intended to exist as such. During the planning and community outreach process, there were competing interests for design elements. It was the City’s desire that the homes not turn their backs to the street while the community desired that the fronts of the homes face inward and respectfully address the remaining 10 homes in the community. The outcome was that the six new townhomes were designed with two front façades to accommodate the desires of both the City and the community.
DetailsCOMMUNITY COMPOSITION 134 Affordable Rental Units 159 Market Rate Townhomes 86 Market Rate Multi-family Units FEATURES 5 Blocks from Braddock Road Metro 5 Minute Walk to King Street in Historic Old Town Alexandria 5 Miles from Washington D.C. Next to Charles Houston Recreation Center Walkable to Multiple Riverfront Parks LEED/Earthcraft Certified CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority – Land Sale Proceeds Virginia Housing Development Authority – 9% LIHTC City of Alexandria Boston Capital – Equity Syndicator Eakin Youngentob Associates (EYA) – Market Rate Component Developer
AwardsDelta Associates Award for Excellence: 2013 Best Mid-Atlantic Neighborhood Impact Condominium Community NAHRO 2014 Award of Merit: Successful Use of A Public Private Partnership ULI Award of Excellence: 2014 Jack Kemp Affordable & Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Virginia Governor's Housing Awards: 2013 Best Mixed-Income Project The Great American Living Awards (GALA): 2011 Best Designed Architecture, 2010 Best Green Community, 2010 Most Innovative Infill Neighborhood Best in American Living Awards (BALA): 2013 Gold Award, Neighborhood of the Year