Photo: Gerald Martineau via APAH
It has been 3.5 years and $32.4 million since Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing's executive director Nina Janopaul first stepped onto Buchanan Gardens' 3.5 acres. She said she was thrilled on Monday to finally have completed the project. She said she was looking forward to telling residents that the big trucks were gone and the mess of construction along with them.
Janopaul with a bevy of county politicians cut the ribbon Monday Sept. 10, a ceremony that completed the redevelopment of the 11-building, 111-unit, low-income apartment complex. It is located at 914 S. Buchanan St.
At the event: representatives from Virginia Housing Development Authority, Arlington County, the Virginia legislature, Enterprise Community Partners, and Capital One bank. Capital One announced a $250,000 grant to APAH for support programming in the complex.
Listen to our 3 minute podcast--we speak with Janopaul and the builders about the difficulties in pulling together a large project and speak with residents about their new homes.