With a vision to meet the affordable housing demand in southwest Virginia, CHP purchased a historic brick structure that had once been a local hardware store dating back to the 1910s. Located in the Pulaski Historic Commercial District, CHP renovated the building into Bluegrass Apartments in 2000, providing higher quality housing for residents, while preserving the historic ambiance. A highlight of the renovation was opening up a central atrium that had been covered, bringing daylighting to all four floors. The 39 one-bedroom units are rented to very low- to low-income elderly and/or disabled earning 50% or below of area median income.
2001 “Most Innovative Financing Approach for a Housing Development” award presented by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
General Contractor: CHP
Architect: Colin Arnold, AIA (while he was with The Highlands Group)
Resident Services: CHP (Service Coordinator funded by HUD Elderly Grant)
Completion Date: 2000
- Community room
- Laundry center
- Resident Services Programs: Case Management, Adult Education, Employment, Homemaker Services, Homeownership, Resource Referral, and Resident Council
Sources of Funds
- Owner Equity
- HOME (DCHD)
Click on address for directions:
230 North Washington Avenue
Pulaski, VA 24301