AHC supports "smart growth" as a critical factor in keeping Arlngton a diverse, vibrant community. Affordable housing near public transportation is one of AHC's top priorities.
As Arlington becomes more densely populated, developing affordable apartment communities along the Metro corridor is increasingly challenging.
Several AHC properties -- complete or still on the drawing board -- provide convenient access to Metro stops on Arlington's Orange Line, including the Rosslyn, Courthouse, and Ballston Metro Stations.
1537-1545 Key Boulevard, MAP
Located near the Rosslyn Metro Station, Key Boulevard is an aging 1940s affordable community with 41 units.
Arlington Developer Could Double Low-Income Housing at Key Boulevard, Washington Examiner, 12/1/2010
AHC Looks to Transfer Development Rights to Key Boulevard, CityBizlist, Washington, DC, 12/28/2010
2230 North Fairfax Drive, MAP
Located 1/4 mile from the Courthouse Metro Station, The Frederick includes 108 affordable apartments, a 4,300-square-foot community center with onsite Resident Services programs, underground parking, and play areas for children. The nine-story building, which was completed in 2007, is next door to a 98-unit market-rate building, the Park at Courthouse, also owned by AHC.
2335 North 11th Street, MAP
Woodbury Park provides 364 garden apartments. The all-brick apartment homes, nestled next to The Frederick and surrounded by landscaped grounds, are just 1/4 mile from the Courthouse Metro Station. Community also includes onsite community center, Resident Services programs, play areas for children.
801 North Wakefield Street, MAP
Located 1/4 mile from the Ballston shopping district and metro station. Currently under development, the new four-story brick apartment building will include 90 affordable apartments when it opens in 2011.The project, which includes a U-shaped inner courtyard, is part of five-acre, mixed-use complex under development at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Glebe Road.
4108 North 4th Street, MAP
Less than 3/4 mile from the Ballston-MU Metro Stop, the Gates of Ballston won a 2009 Historic Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The garden-style apartments have been completely renovated. A new 10,000-square-foot community center opened in 2008. The 17-acre community includes 464 affordable apartments.