Jackson Ward


Richmond, VA Completion 2019
Project Highlights
  • 154 units
  • 145,215 gsf total
  • New Construction + Adaptive Reuse
  • Developed by CPDC in partnership with RRHA (Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority)
  • Senior building targeting EarthCraft Platinum certification

Revitalizing a Community.

This unique project encompasses three new buildings and the adaptive reuse of an existing convent on a full city block in Richmond Virginia’s historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. The community is less than a mile from the Virginia State Capitol and after the American Civil War became known as the “Black Wall Street,” the center of African-American commerce, entertainment and religion. Today, after decades of decline, the neighborhood is experiencing a revival with the restoration of historically certified homes and structures, and an increase in housing options. Within the project includes the preservation and restoration of the historic former Franciscan Convent and the locally significant Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church “Bell Garden” next door to the Convent. The two residential structures will share a protected parking structure in the center of the block.

This energy efficient complex features street-front amenities, affordable housing for seniors, and market-rate housing for families with on-site parking. The senior building is targeting EarthCraft Platinum certification and provides new housing to the local senior community, particularly the residents of the neighboring Faye Towers currently undergoing redevelopment.

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