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Fall Community Gathering Held to Share Redevelopment Site Plan

The Friendship Court community was invited to a community-wide dinner at as the site plans submitted for the first phase of the redevelopment were shared. The quarterly Community Gathering was held on Friday, October 12 and the neighbors took advantage … Continue reading

Planning for Open Space in Redevelopment of Friendship Court

Within a ten-minute walk, the only open green space where families from Friendship Court can play and socialize is the grassy field that faces 6th St.  The community of Friendship Court, particularly families with children, deeply values many aspects of … Continue reading

Financing the Friendship Court Redevelopment

Pulling together the financing for affordable rental housing in general is a deeply complex endeavor.  It is not uncommon for a high-quality, mission-focused affordable rental housing development to layer 10-15 sources of funding.  The redevelopment of Friendship Court will be … Continue reading

Phased Redevelopment: Our Plan for Zero Displacement of Residents

From the outset of the planning process more than two years ago, one of the first clear decisions was establishing an absolute commitment to zero displacement of Friendship Court families through the redevelopment process. This assurance is made possible by … Continue reading

Redevelopment Documents

Trust-building begins with transparency. To that end, we will be sharing documents pertaining to the redevelopment of Friendship Court on this page. If there are missing or incorrect documents, please leave a comment and we will make an effort to … Continue reading

The Spring 2018 Update on the Friendship Court Redevelopment

For the last 40 years, Friendship Court has been a place to call home for hundreds of families. For some, the community has been a vital stepping stone, a refuge during times of financial crisis or the first step towards … Continue reading

February 2018 Redevelopment Update and Important Dates for Residents

The planning work for the redevelopment of Friendship Court continues with a community dinner this Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m., followed in the weeks to come by smaller meetings in each courtyard. We’re excited about improved housing for the … Continue reading

Youth Leadership Team Members Participate in UVa Ecological Democracy Class to Develop Solutions in the Friendship Court Redevelopment Process

Seven eager members of the Friendship Court Youth Leadership Team (YLT) spent the spring semester engaging with UVa students in a class at the UVa School of Architecture called Ecological Democracy. The term ecological democracy was originally coined by Professor … Continue reading

Master Plan Digest: The Framework Behind the Redevelopment Master Plan

By analyzing everything we learned and reviewing the physical and financial constraints facing the project, our design team devised a potential direction for the Friendship Court redevelopment master plan. The planning framework that emerged is based on existing conditions, stakeholder … Continue reading

Master Plan Digest: How Does the Local Housing Market Affect Redevelopment at Friendship Court?

Based on what we learned from residents and from a 2016 housing study commissioned by the City of Charlottesville, we believe a mixed-income development at Friendship Court will best serve the needs of current residents as well as many other … Continue reading