JABA Moving Forward with Timberlake Place

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A first of its kind senior housing development is coming soon to a neighborhood near downtown Charlottesville. Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) will move forward with Timberlake Place thanks to $1.9 million in federal housing tax credits.

The project will expand the Mary Williams Community Center and add two buildings to the property on east Market Street. Timberlake Place will include 27 one and two bedroom units to help meet the need for affordable senior housing in the city.

JABA Business Development Director Chris Murray stated, "What we've done is fly in the face of that. Instead of a big box in a cornfield with 100 people in it that can't walk to anything, we want to locate senior housing in the center of neighborhoods - where it's downtown."

The total price tag is $4.3 million, with groundbreaking set for March.

JABA is already working on plans for two similar developments in other Charlottesville neighborhoods.