Snow Stalls Work on Charlottesville Habitat Neighborhood
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Crews are turning dirt for a Habitat for Humanity housing development on a Charlottesville property known as a city dumping ground.
Monday's snow stalled the soil remediation and site work Tuesday for the Burnet Commons project on Elliot Avenue.
Habitat is partnering with Southern Development to build 46 homes and a preschool in the mixed-income neighborhood. Twenty homes will go to Habitat families with construction expected to start in June.
“There's literally tons of work to be done. Right now we're working with a contractor to pretty much remove all the soil and junk from the last few decades, clean up the site, remediate the site, and then prepare building pads for the homes,” said Dan Rosensweig, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.
The neighborhood will include what's called a "living street,” which will support the needs of pedestrians and cyclists above cars.