Housing and Community Development

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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 are spread across five four-story buildings that front Richmond Highway. One of these buildings - with 63 units - is dedicated for independent senior living. The 175 market-rate townhouses will be built along Dart Drive. One of the development’s focal points is a public plaza at the corner of Richmond Highway and Dart Drive. It includes 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



The Residences at North Hill has begun the leasing process. Apply online at www.ResidencesAtNorthHill.com. Please note: 

  • Pre-application MUST be filled out in its entirety to be eligible for housing
  • All applications MUST be completed online. If you need assistance, Please contact the Pennrose leasing office by email at ResidencesAtNorthHill@Pennrose.com, or by calling 571-556-3480.

Please note that this community is owned and operated by Pennrose. Fairfax County is not administering the leasing activities for units at this property. Please contact the leasing office at the number above for details about the application process.

Residences at North Hill Flyer

Construction Notice To-Proceed June 22, 2020
Clearing and Grading mid-July thru Spring 2021
Dart Drive Phase 1
(Dart Drive connection to Arlington Drive)
July 2020 thru November 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 2021 thru Summer/Fall 2022
Project Closeout and Occupancy Fall 2022


UPDATED: October 28, 2022

  • Leasing: Leasing is now in progress on units soon to be completed by the developer. Apply online at www.ResidencesAtNorthHill.com.
  • Dart Drive: Dart Drive connection to Arlington Drive temporary closed for safety reasons and will be reopened once construction activities permit.   
  • General Site: Final site work being completed including landscaping and playgrounds.   
  • Large Retaining Wall: Retaining wall construction including shotcrete and faux stone treatment is complete.  
  • Building 2A: Final interior work being completed. Anticipate approval of final inspections by November 2022.   
  • Building 3A: Final interior work being completed. Anticipate approval of final inspections by November 2022 
  • Building 1B: Interior finishes being completed including carpeting and paint.  Anticipate approval of final inspections by December 2022 
  • Building 1A: Interior finishes being completed including carpeting and paint. Anticipate approval of final inspections by December 2022       
  • Building 3B: Interior drywall, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work in progress.    
  • Park Construction: Park construction is in progress.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Development 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.



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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