Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority Collaboration

Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority Collaboration

Date: 31 Jan 2014
Category: Southeast Redevelopment

The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) has been a vital partner to the City and the EDA in achieving the redevelopment goals of the Southeast Community. NNRHA housing projects along Jefferson Avenue and in its immediate vicinity will enhance the streetscape and Brooks Crossing projects and help return the commercial corridor to a bustling area for living, working, dining and shopping.

The Lofts on Jefferson

2713 Jefferson Avenue

The renovation of the stately 100+-year old Roam Building on Jefferson Avenue and 28th Street was completed in April 2014. Construction company MGT tackled this complex project by completely reframing the interior of all three floors, installing all new plumbing and electrical, as well as adding a new roof and an elevator. Upon completion of building improvements, NNRHA re-branded the structure as The Lofts on Jefferson and marketed the 14 one-bedroom apartments. Full occupancy was achieved by summer of 2014.

Jefferson Brookville Apartments Update

Jefferson Avenue & 28th Street

NNRHA teamed up with The Landmark Group, a skilled design-build firm with extensive historic preservation and infill experience, to develop a series of apartment buildings utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Construction began in 2013. This exciting project features attractive apartment buildings fronting the Jefferson Avenue Corridor with parking in the rear. The renovation of the historic Mesic Hardware building and the charming old school building at 815 28th Street were also key components of the project, guiding the design to a modern urban appeal that is also reminiscent of the Southeast Community’s rich past. The project created 50 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for lower-income tenants. Jefferson Brookville was completed in the fall of 2014 and is 100% leased.

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