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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

Master Plan Digest: 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

Master Plan Digest: 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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Watch: Our Video about the Redevelopment of Friendship Court

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

Redevelopment

January 2017: Read the completed Master Plan here.     We are excited to present our work to date on the Master Plan for the future of Friendship Court. The plan incorporates the work of many of you, including Friendship Court … 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