Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority

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 Roam Building Renovation

2713 Jefferson Avenue

The renovation of the stately 100-year-old Roam Building on Jefferson Avenue and 28th Street is nearing completion. Construction company MGT has tackled this complex project by completely re-framing the interior of all three floors and installing all new plumbing and electrical, as well as a new roof. Interior build-out and exterior improvements continue into early 2014. NNRHA is marketing the 14 one-bedroom apartments and full occupancy is anticipated by summer of 2014.

Jefferson Brookville Apartments Update

Jefferson Avenue & 28th Street

NNRHA is teamed 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 will feature 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 are 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 creates 50 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for low-income tenants. Completion is scheduled for 2014.

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