Successful Redevelopment into a Mixed-Income Community
The 24 new units built in the South Whiting Street community were constructed as replacement housing for another redeveloped public housing site. The land was acquired through Eminent Domain for the public good and then redeveloped into this new community. The townhouses are built in the “two over two” style as well as in two-story apartment units over flats. The flats were built to accommodate persons with special needs. The mixed-income neighborhood contributes to the diversity of the larger, established mid-to-high end condominium community. The exterior architecture was designed to complement the historic look and feel of the City and the interior amenities provide all of the benefits of energy efficient construction.
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