Affordable Housing Opened in Lineage Apartments
A new affordable housing project welcomed its first residents this week to the Old Town.
Lineage Apartments on North Patrick Street accommodate residents who earn 30-60% of the area’s median income.
The apartments replace 15 old Ramsey houses with 52 new units – one, two and three bedroom pet-friendly apartments.
The apartments are under development by Alexandria Housing Development Corp. for about four years, with a tax credit for the project and a loan from the city of Alexandria. Historic preservation advocates lobbied to preserve and renovate the Ramsey Houses, but city officials decided they could provide more housing by redeveloping.
Affordable housing is a serious problem in Alexandria, where house prices continue to rise and developers seem more interested in “luxury apartments”.
“Our brand new affordable one, two and three bedroom apartments are designed with you in mind,” according to Edgewater Management. “You’ll love having the convenience of onsite covered parking in our attached garage. When you open your door you will be greeted with your light and bright apartment and 6 foot tall windows to overlook the view showcasing the stunning Old Town of Alexandria. When you’re not enjoying the comforts of your brand new pet-friendly home, you can take advantage of everything around. “
There are several more affordable apartments to come, including a major redevelopment in Old Town South and an upcoming development on Seminary Road. In addition, AHDC is working on a major new construction project in the Arlandria district.