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Resident Engagement is a Cornerstone of Friendship Court Redevelopment

Piedmont Housing Alliance and the design team who led the master planning process worked with residents to create a redevelopment project that can work for the 150 households that live there now. We sought input from residents and other stakeholders … Continue reading

Emma Johnson, One of the First Friendship Court Residents, Looks Forward to the Redevelopment

Emma Johnson has lived in Charlottesville for a long time, mostly as a resident at Friendship Court Apartments.  Originally from Nelson County, Emma moved back to the area after living in Ohio for much of her life.  Emma said she … Continue reading

Why Redevelopment is the Right Choice for Friendship Court

For the 150 families who call Friendship Court home, redevelopment means opportunity and hope for a brighter future. For the larger community, it’s a chance to remake a large part of our downtown and get it right – adding affordable housing, … Continue reading


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Beth Kennan Helps Lead Friendship Court to Next Stage of the Redevelopment

Beth Kennan, a Charlottesville native, is Piedmont Housing Alliance’s project manager for the redevelopment of Friendship Court. Beth comes to Piedmont Housing Alliance with over 10 years of real estate project development and construction management experience. She earned a Masters … Continue reading

Design Team Returns and Engages Residents in the Redevelopment Process

The design team returned to Charlottesville again this May to meet with stakeholders, Piedmont Housing Alliance staff and residents of all ages at Friendship Court Apartments.  A variety of meetings were held also with the City of Charlottesville and other … Continue reading

Residents Elected to Serve Redevelopment Advisory Committee

Piedmont Housing Alliance has formed an advisory committee to help inform the redevelopment of Friendship Court in 2018. Friendship Court residents held an election on Thursday, February 4th and Friday, February 5th to choose seven representatives from their community to … Continue reading

Principles for Redevelopment of Friendship Court

Piedmont Housing Alliance’s core values are home, opportunity, community, and respect. These core values reflect an ethic that those inside and outside of Piedmont Housing Alliance can come to expect from the leadership and staff in all of our work. … Continue reading

Daily Progress Article Shares Piedmont Housing Alliance’s Redevelopment Plans

Today’s article in the Daily Progress shares some of the community engagement that is happening at Friendship Court, and Piedmont Housing Alliance’s plans to listen to the community and work with stakeholders to create the redevelopment work for the future … Continue reading

Talking about Friendship Court with Community Stakeholders

The redevelopment of Friendship Court will require partnerships across Charlottesville. To begin laying the groundwork for those partnerships, and to solicit input about a variety of issues integral to understanding Friendship Court, Piedmont Housing and its design team pursued intensive stakeholder … Continue reading