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April 26, 2017
One in an occasional series. While Charlottesville government continues to struggle with how to redevelop and upgrade its publicly owned affordable housing properties, it’s fascinating to watch how private and nonprofit groups are solving similar issues. The redevelopment of Friendship Court is a case in point.
March 31, 2017
The Piedmont Housing Alliance is making plans to bring early childhood services and job training programs to Friendship Court, both during and after its redevelopment. “This is not just about improving physical buildings,” said Claudette Grant, community organizer for Friendship Court. “It’s about giving people a variety of opportunities ...
March 04, 2017
Charlottesville City Council will be presented Monday with a $171.6 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2017. That is a six percent increase over the current fiscal year. The budget reflects direction made by Council to increase the amount of funding ...
November 10, 2016
The architect responsible for the master plan for the redevelopment of Friendship Court told the Charlottesville chapter of the Urban Land Institute on Thursday that the time is right to invest in dense, walkable downtowns. David Dixon, an architect with Boston-based Stantec, told ULI at a presentation at CitySpace that ...
June 16, 2016
The nonprofit organization slated to purchase Friendship Court has published a draft vision for its redevelopment of the subsidized housing complex as a mixed-income community. “We wanted to put this report out so people could take stock of where we are,” said Frank Grosch, chief executive officer of the Piedmont ...
January 28, 2016
A Charlottesville housing expert told the City Council recently that a goal adopted in 2010 to increase the number of affordable homes may be unrealistic due to factors such as the high cost of land. “The 2025 housing goal of having 15 percent supported affordable housing units is a great ...
December 11, 2015
After receiving $350,000 in public funds last month to study how the Friendship Court neighborhood could be redeveloped, the executive board of the Piedmont Housing Alliance met with the Charlottesville City Council on Thursday to discuss how the grant will be used. In September, PHA, a nonprofit that currently ...
November 03, 2015
The Charlottesville City Council will spend $350,000 to help the Piedmont Housing Alliance plan for the redevelopment of Friendship Court, a 150-unit low-income apartment complex just south of the Downtown Mall. “We are absolutely committed to a process that puts residents at the center,” said Frank Grosch, the chief ...
September 29, 2015
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September 21, 2015
The nonprofit organization that owns a minority stake in the 150-unit Friendship Court subsidized apartment complex in Charlottesville has announced it intends to redevelop the property as a mixed-income neighborhood. “The Piedmont Housing Alliance will have the opportunity to acquire Friendship Court late in 2018 and that’s exactly what ...
August 03, 2014
A master plan to guide redevelopment in central Charlottesville has been city policy for six months, and a key proponent of the Strategic Investment Area wants to be able to better gauge its implementation. “I would have liked to have seen by now some sort of a method of monitoring ...
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