Fairfax County, Pennrose, and Community Housing Partners commemorated the start of construction of the long-awaited Residences at North Hill housing development in the Mount Vernon District with a groundbreaking ceremony July 31.
Located off Richmond Highway on a vacant 35-acre site owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the $174 million development will include 216 affordable rental apartments, 63 affordable senior independent living apartments, 175 market rate townhomes and a 12-acre public park.
“For more than 30 years, we have been working to develop an extraordinary plan for this property that would help us meet a critical community need and serve as a keystone project in the continuing redevelopment of the Richmond Highway Corridor. Today we are set to achieve just that,” said Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck. “Residences at North Hill reaffirms our vision of One Fairfax through inclusive development; that all in Fairfax County will move into the future together by ensuring that new development and redevelopment includes housing opportunities for residents from all along the income spectrum and that no one will be left behind.”