Parkview Gardens in Farmville, Virginia
Parkview Gardens in Farmville, Virginia, is a multi-family apartment community that underwent an extensive renovation in 2012 with numerous upgrades designed by CHP Design Studio and built by CHP Construction. Improvements included the installation of all-new windows, exterior doors, kitchen and bath cabinets, tub/shower units, toilets, ranges, range hoods, refrigerators, water heaters, and flooring, as well as the installation of new roofs, gutters, and downspouts. Eight units were also designed to universal design standards for use by disabled and elderly families. In addition, a new community building was constructed to provide space for gatherings and resident services programming.
Jacqueline Williams, a Parkview Gardens resident since 1985, commented on her neighborhood’s revival: “I’ve seen Parkview grow and be renovated – it’s been amazing. My home is something I truly do love.”
Parkview Gardens is also EARTHCRAFT-certified as a green development. In addition to the features mentioned above, the community has improved energy efficiency with better insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, ENERGY STAR light fixtures, and ENERGY STAR appliances. Water-saving measures include low-flow water fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping, and a rainwater harvesting system on the new community building. Paints and sealants are low-VOC for improved indoor air quality.
Carrie Schmidt, Richmond field office director with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), commented on the Parkview renovations, saying, “Rural areas have very little access to affordable housing, but Parkview Gardens’ rehabilitation is an exciting example of how affordable housing stock can and should be preserved. It incorporates sustainability, visitability, and affordability – three key components to a vital community.”
Parkview Gardens contains 80 units of affordable rental housing with 20 one-bedroom, 40 two-bedroom and 20 three-bedroom units. Total gross square footage, including the community center, is 67,691 sq. ft.
Sources of Funds
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC)
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)
- Total value (cost) of construction, excluding land: $3,320,539
- Local business income: $408,338
- Local wages and salaries: $1,739,574
- Total local income from construction: $2,147,912
- Taxes and fees from construction: $254,454
- Local jobs (FTE) in construction and other industries: 26
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204 Parkview Gardens
CHP Design Studio