Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30PM M-F

703-246-5101
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 279 affordable units will be spread across five four-story buildings that front Richmond Highway. One of these buildings - with 63 units - will be dedicated for 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

Unit Availability

Pennrose will be managing the application process for the affordable rental housing.

Applications are not being accepted at the present time; however, interested households/individuals can submit their contact information and express their desire to be notified when the application period opens in the Contact Us section of the Pennrose website.

 

Project Resources

Project News and Announcements

Project Timeline

Construction Notice To-Proceed June 22, 2020
Clearing and Grading mid-July thru Summer 2020
Dart Drive Phase 1
(Dart Drive connection to Arlington Drive)
July 2020 thru October 2020
Dart Drive - Phase 2
(Dart Drive connection to Richmond Highway)
November 2020 thru February 2021
Retaining Wall October 2020 thru Spring 2021
Building Pads Fall 2020
Building Construction Spring 2020 thru Summer 2022
Project Closeout and Occupancy Fall 2022

 

Supporting Project Documents

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.

 

STAY INFORMED

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

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

 

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