Developments

Redevelopment of Former Red Cross Headquarters to Create Affordable Housing

 Rendering of Proposed Trenton Street Apartments

Rendering of Proposed Trenton Street Apartments

In a move that will add much needed affordable housing stock to Arlington's Metro corridors, the County Board approved a site plan and rezoning request that would allow Wesley Housing Development Corporation to redevelop a former Red Cross Headquarters site, fronting on Rt. 50, into mixed-income affordable housing. 

According to an Arlington County press release, the Buckingham neighborhood property situated at 20 N. Thomas street, 15 and 19 N. Trenton, and 4333 Arlington Boulevard will be redeveloped to include 97 affordable multifamily units that meet green and energy efficiency standards, 19 townhomes, and the preservation of the adjacent Whitefield Commons garden apartments.

 Townhome Rendering

Townhome Rendering

Case studies: Costs and benefits of affordable housing in Arlington

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case study sample

Case studies (2-pagers) prepared by AHC, APAH, and CDC detail the process and financing tools that enabled several of their property development initiatives, as well as the community benefits that stem from these efforts.  Link to case studies on: