On August 7th, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, Redevelopment and Housing Authority (AHRA) Executive Director Roy Priest, and developer EYA will break ground for the construction and rehabilitation of 102 homes off West Glebe Road near Mount Vernon Avenue. This is the second public-private partnership between EYA and AHRA.
On the 800-block of West Glebe Road, 48 new apartment homes will replace out-of-date public housing. On the 900-block of Old Dominion Boulevard the developer plans to rehabilitate two apartment buildings and construct a new apartment building and 18 for-sale homes, for 54 units. Ten of the for-sale homes will be targeted for workforce families. "The combination of rental and homeownership units will assure the continuing affordability of housing in Alexandria,” said ARHA Executive Director Priest.
According to Jennifer Hebert of EYA, two or three-bedroom workforce homes (pictured above, right), ranging in size from 1,024 to 1,416 s.f., will be priced from the low $300s, with a financial subsidy from the City of Alexandria to the buyer. The planned two or three-bedroom market-rate townhomes (pictured at left), ranging in size from 1,920 to 1,944, will be priced from the upper $400's.