Mixed-Use, Affordable Apartment Community Breaks Ground In Clarendon's Urban Village
October 15, 2009
Views at Clarendon Expected to achieve LEED® Silver Certification
Arlington, VA – October 15, 2009 – The Views at Clarendon Corporation today announced construction will commence in November 2009 on the Views at Clarendon, a mixed-use, mixed-income development that marks a significant step in addressing Arlington, Virginia’s affordable housing shortage.
“This type of much-needed, transit-oriented affordable housing – made possible by a partnership between Arlington County, VHDA and The Views at Clarendon Corporation – will complement and enhance nearby revitalization and redevelopment initiatives, helping to ensure Arlington’s future economic viability,” said Jerry Morris, chairman, The Views at Clarendon Corporation.
The development, located just a half block from the Clarendon Metro station, will consist of eight stories of apartment homes atop two stories housing the site’s existing occupants, The Church at Clarendon and the County’s largest child daycare center. The development will also preserve the church’s steeple – a landmark in Clarendon – and create 120 underground parking spaces.
“This project brings enormous community benefits to a location that is less than one block from the Metro,” said Barbara Favola, chairman, Arlington County Board. “The Views really captures Arlington’s vision of creating an inclusive community even in the high-cost metro corridor.”
The Class A apartment community will consist of 46 market-rate apartment homes and 70 affordable apartment homes, of which 12 will be supportive housing for very low income households. The residences will be a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans.
The Views at Clarendon is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and is expected to achieve at least a LEED Silver certification. The project is also designated as a Smart Growth Project by the Washington Smart Growth Alliance.
Views at Clarendon residents will benefit from environmentally-conscious features and products including bike storage, carpool drop-off area, Energy Star appliances, dual-flush toilets, low VOC paints, Green Label Plus carpet and recycling centers on each floor.
The project is being co-developed by Bozzuto Development Company and Chesapeake Community Advisors. Bozzuto Construction Company is the general contractor and Bozzuto Management Company will professionally manage the community. The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing has served as consultant to the project since its inception.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the site Saturday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m. For regular updates regarding the community, please visit www.viewsatclarendon.com.
About The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
APAH is a nonprofit that owns, develops, and preserves quality housing that is affordable to low and moderate-income families, and is the only nonprofit affordable housing developer working exclusively in Arlington County. Founded in 1989, APAH now helps 2,300 Arlingtonians live in stable, secure, and affordable homes each year. In 2008 APAH was named Developer of the Year by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers and Best Small Business of the Year the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. For more information on APAH and its current projects, visit www.apah.org.
About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, The Bozzuto Group consists of six integrated companies - Acquisitions, Construction, Development, Homebuilding, Land Development and Property Management - that together provide a broad range of real estate services, which are also available for third-party clients. The company is committed to providing quality housing for all, from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. Since 1988, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 31,000 homes and apartments. Throughout The Bozzuto Group’s 21-year history, the firm and its principals have been honored with numerous industry awards and honors, including being named NAHB’s Property Management Company of the Year in both 2000 and 2009. For more information, please visit www.bozzuto.com.
About Chesapeake Community Advisors
Established in 2001, Chesapeake Community Advisors (CCA) is one of the nation’s leading community development consulting firms. Our mission is to create and help others create sustainable and profitable real estate developments that improve their communities. In just six years, CCA has served as a development consultant for more than 75 developments in 15 states. Our development work includes affordable multifamily and market rate rental, historic renovations, affordable homeownership, and multiuse developments. For more information, please visit www.ccadev.com.