Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

3700 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tom Fleetwood,
HCD Director

North Hill

Residences at North Hill

The North Hill property consists of approximately 33 unimproved acres off of Richmond Highway in the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County. Through the Public Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA), Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority is able to pursue a public-private partnership that will transform North Hill into a mixed income, affordable and market rate housing community comprised of multifamily rental apartments and for-sale townhomes.

Project Scope

The North Hill development will include:

  • 216 Affordable Multifamily Apartments
  • 63 Affordable Senior Independent Living Apartments
  • 175 Market Rate Townhomes
  • 12-acre Public Park

North Hill’s affordable units will be spread across five four-story buildings that front Richmond Highway. One of these five buildings will be dedicated for the 60 units of independent senior living. The 175 market-rate townhouses will be built along Dart Drive. One of the development’s focal points will be a public plaza at the corner of Richmond Highway and Dart Drive. It may include benches, plantings, lawn, fitness equipment and a ping pong table and chess tables. This plaza also will be an important anchor for a possible bus rapid transit station stop.

North Hill Site Plan

North Hill is an example of how the county is implementing its strategic Economic Success Plan. Among its many strategies, this plan calls for growing and diversifying the county economy by:

  • Maximizing the return on investment on county land through public-private partnerships.
  • Creating livable, walkable communities with a mix of housing for all incomes and ages.
  • Expanding transit service and improving the county’s multimodal transportation system.

Construction Timeline

  • Begin Project Staging and Grading: Summer 2020
  • Begin Building Pads: Fall 2020
  • Building Construction:  Fall 2020 - Summer 2022
  • Project Closeout and Occupancy: Fall 2022

The FCRHA’s affordable housing development partner on the project is CHPPENN, LLC.  The FCRHA selected the developer through the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act, which is a competitive selection process. The CHPPENN, LLC team is a partnership between the Virginia-based Community Housing Partners and Pennrose, a Philadelphia-based developer.



Project news, updates and announcements will be made available through this website throughout the duration of the project.

Those interested in receiving periodic updates and announcements via email may also subscribe to the North Hill Housing Project listserv. To do so, go to https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mailinglist/ and follow the instructions on the site to subscribe.

Questions may be directed via email to NorthHillHousingProject@fairfaxcounty.gov

For project details, please contact Tony Esse, with the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5172, TTY 711 or via email at Tony.Esse@fairfaxcounty.gov

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