Photo Credit: Valerie Czach
Campus Setting Offers Wraparound Supports to 200+ Low- and Moderate-Income Households
Arlington, VA – December 7, 2022: Wesley Housing, Arlington County officials, and project partners gathered yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of The Cadence in Arlington. Located in the Buckingham neighborhood at 4333 Arlington Boulevard, The Cadence offers four (4) studio, 42 one-bedroom, 48 two-bedroom, and three (3) three-bedroom apartments for households whose income is at or below 70% of the area median income (AMI). There are also 10 fully accessible apartments meeting Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility standards.
The campus features highly anticipated amenities such as a Community Resource Center (CRC) with a computer lab, free in-unit and common area Wifi, a fitness center, on-site laundry facilities, an interior courtyard, indoor bike storage space, playground, and below-ground parking. The Cadence also meets Energy Star® and EarthCraft Multifamily Gold building standards.
In addition, the CRC at The Cadence will serve as an amenity for recently renovated Knightsbridge Apartments and Whitefield Commons, two neighboring communities owned and operated by Wesley Housing, in a campus-like setting that will collectively serve more than 450 residents from 202 households.
This four-story development is transit-oriented with a bus stop located on site, which will connect residents to employment and commercial centers throughout the region. The community is also located 1.2 miles from the Ballston-MU Metro Station and is adjacent to Route 50.
“When we purchased the former Arlington Red Cross building in 2016, our vision for this site was an inclusive, service-rich campus that would build up lives and support all our residents in Buckingham,” said Wesley Housing President/CEO Shelley Murphy. “Today we are celebrating that vision coming to life, and we look forward to The Cadence serving as a safe, quality, affordable asset for hundreds of households for many years to come,” Murphy added.
Following tremendous collaboration between Arlington County and the local community, Wesley Housing with the support of key partners such as such as Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS, Bozzuto Construction Company, Walter L. Phillips, and ZDS Architecture & Interior Design, will build up the lives of 97 households while offering diverse bedroom size, accessibility, and rent affordability options.
With a total development cost of $49.6 million, The Cadence benefited from significant financial support from Arlington County, Virginia Housing, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as from Capital One and Hudson Housing Capital.
Pictured: Katie Cristol, Arlington County Board Chair – Photo Credit: Valerie Czach
“It’s been a privilege partnering with Wesley Housing to create this bold, new affordable housing that will strengthen the Arlington community,” said Arlington County Board Chair, Katie Cristol. “The Cadence helps advance the vision of Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Master Plan, providing quality, affordable apartments, more than half of which are family-sized units that will support low- to moderate-income families in the region,” Cristol added.
Wesley Property Management will manage the community and Wesley Housing’s on-site resident services team will provide year-round programs and services for the individuals and families who will begin moving in this month. In addition, local nonprofit partner, Our Stomping Ground, will provide supportive services to residents with developmental disabilities.
To learn more about the community or to sign up to receive future leasing information, please visit WesleyHousing.org or LiveTheCadence.com.
About Wesley Housing: Wesley Housing, a leading nonprofit developer in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, has worked to provide affordable rental housing for individuals families for nearly 50 years. Since its founding, Wesley Housing has emerged as a premier developer of affordable housing. Wesley Housing has acquired or developed over 2,800 rental units, providing quality housing for thousands of at-risk individuals and families each year. Wesley Housing supplements housing with supportive services to build up the lives of its residents, including low- and moderate-income families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities and/or chronic disease. For more information, please visit www.wesleyhousing.org and follow @WesleyHousing on social media.