In 1996 the City purchased and land banked this site in anticipation of ARHA’s submission of a HOPE VI grant. In 1998, ARHA was successful in its bid for HOPE VI funds and this site was built out. The 18 new units built in the South Reynolds Street neighborhood replaced part of those displaced for the redevelopment of another public housing site into the Chatham Square community. The community houses 18 families in two different home styles. Two rows, each with six townhomes, share the development site with a three-story walk-up that includes six apartments of which two are constructed to accommodate persons with special needs. The community embraces the mixed-income principle by virtue of the fact that it is nestled in a larger, established condominium 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