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Chatham Square

Built in 2005

This community is built on the grounds of the former Samuel Madden Homes, a public housing project that was owned by the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA).  Chatham Square was built under the HOPE VI program established by HUD, which has the goal of replacing distressed public housing with new, mixed income communities.  The site features a wonderful Old Town location—just three blocks to the Potomac River and King Street, and a short distance to Washington, DC. 


Chatham Square features 100 market rate townhomes and 52 subsidized rental homes. The homes are seamlessly integrated so that it is hard to differentiate the subsidized and market rate homes.  All homes are designed in a colonial style that blends with Old Town Alexandria’s historic streetscapes.

  • Details
    COMMUNITY 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
  • Awards
    Delta 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
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