Christiansburg Celebrates Renovation of Affordable Housing Community
On Thursday, June 9 Community Housing Partners (CHP) hosted a dedication ceremony at Linden Green Apartments (formerly known as Old Farm Village) to commemorate the newly refurbished, affordable multifamily housing community located at 1600 Simpson Road.
Originally constructed in 1978, Linden Green is an 84-unit development that consists of one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. Rented to low-income households, the community underwent an extensive rehabilitation in 2010 with the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and other public and private sources. The design and construction work were performed by CHP’s in-house architecture and construction teams.
In keeping with CHP’s mission to create affordable, green, sustainable housing opportunities, the property was renovated to EarthCraft standards and now features energy-efficient mechanical systems, appliances, and lighting; water-efficient bathroom fixtures; ENERGY STAR® windows and water heaters; low-VOC paints and finishes; native landscaping; and all-new kitchen cabinets and flooring.
Remarks were given by: Angie Hall, Field Representative for Congressman H. Morgan Griffith; Michael Barber, Vice Mayor of the Town of Christiansburg; Donald Phoenix, NeighborWorks America Southern Division District Director; Arild Trent, Director of Investor Relations for Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC); Karen Turner, CHP Board Member and Senior Vice President of Stellar One; Orlando Artze, Executive Vice President and COO of CHP; and James Ruhland, III, Project Manager and Apprentice Architect for Community Design Studio.
A tour of the property was offered after the ceremony, with a reception immediately following in the community center.