Albemarle Co. May Soon Move Forward with Plans to Redevelop Southwood
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Redevelopment of the Southwood mobile home park in Albemarle County is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Habitat for Humanity has a multimillion-dollar plan in place.
At the next Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors will take up a performance agreement between the county and Habitat for Humanity.
This is for phase one of the redevelopment of Southwood.
During this initial phase, Habitat plans to build a new affordable housing and mixed-use community in the part of Southwood where there are no mobile homes.
Dan Rosensweig, the CEO of Charlottesville's Habitat chapter, says the construction should not have an effect on many of the people who already live there.
"Well, the hope is that everyone can stay in their current units,” Rosensweig said. “There may be along the edges a couple of families that will have to temporarily relocate, but our goal is to try to do this first phase without impacting anyone's lives."
The county is investing up to $3.2 million in direct contributions and tax rebates to help Habitat build 155 affordable housing units.
That Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on June 19, and on July 23 there will be a planning commission public hearing on the Southwood project.