This month, Arlington County selected Wesley Housing’s Trenton Street/Red Cross project to receive $11M in local and federal funds in order to develop an underused parking lot, two single family houses and a vacant office building into a 97-unit mixed-income community. The project, with a total development budget of more than $46M, was one of three affordable housing projects to receive a reservation of Arlington Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) funding from the County for fiscal year 2019.
Last spring the County approved the Special Exception Site Plan which calls for the preservation of Wesley Housing’s Whitefield Commons community and the development of 19 for-sale town homes in addition to the proposed 97-unit multifamily building. Local home builder Madison Homes, Inc. will develop the town homes, with construction expected to start in summer 2019. The multifamily building will feature floor plans ranging from studios to three bedroom units, with rents affordable for households making up to 70% of the Area Median Income (or approximately $82,000 annually for a family of four.) Amenities will include underground parking, a playground, landscaped courtyard, fitness facilities, and extensive resident services programming.
Bonstra Haresign ARCHITECTS designed the multi-family structure and Bozzuto Construction Company will serve as the builder. Construction of th affordable housing units is expected to begin by the end of 2019.
With the Arlington County Affordable Housing Master Plan citing the loss of 13,500 affordable housing units from 2000 to 2013, Wesley Housing is honored to receive AHIF funding and is very eager to deliver this project for the improvement of the neighborhood and of the community.