Hudgins Addresses Crescent Community about Redevelopment Plans


Feb. 9, 2012 

Highlights

  • Current residents of the Crescent Apartments will not be affected now or in the near future.
  • Request for Proposals, issued Feb. 9, encourages creative scenarios for redevelopment to include both the Crescent property and greater Lake Anne Village Center revitalization area.
  • Information and updates about the Crescent and Lake Anne Village Center redevelopment project will be available at www.fcrevit.org/lakeanne.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins joined Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) staff on Feb. 8 for a community information session about the opportunity for redevelopment of the Crescent Apartments property and the surrounding Lake Anne Village Center. The meeting brought together current residents, landowners and prospective developers to discuss the Feb. 9 release of a request for proposal (RFP) for area redevelopment ideas. The project will ideally serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of the area and, in addition to providing a significant number of new residences, the redevelopment will preserve the existing 181 affordable housing units at Crescent Apartments and create additional workforce housing.

“Fairfax County invested in the Crescent Apartments to preserve affordable housing,” Hudgins said. “The Crescent redevelopment advances the Fairfax board’s goal and hopefully serves to rekindle the vibrancy of the Lake Anne Village Center.”

Hudgins confirmed that the project would not affect the current Crescent residents now or in the near future, calling it an opportunity for everyone in the Lake Anne Village Center area. She added that the RFP request is the first step in a multi-year process that “helps our shared vision of creating a more dynamic Lake Anne Village Center community come closer to reality.”

Following Hudgins’ remarks, HCD Deputy Director for Real Estate and Development John Payne covered details about the RFP, highlighting the county’s interest in scenarios where adjacent land owners and developers would participate collectively in consolidation, land assembly and redevelopment.

Information and updates about the Crescent and Lake Anne Village Center redevelopment project will be available at www.fcrevit.org/lakeanne.

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