Elbert Redevelopment

Redevelopment of Elbert Ave Apartments

Since 1993, the Elbert Ave Apartments have served low-income families in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood in the City of Alexandria. Owned and managed by Community Lodgings, these 28 apartments have served to stabilize families coming out of homelessness and offered an affordable home for families who struggle to make ends meet. Originally built in the 1940s, the buildings are in dire need of repair and update. The time has come to reinvest in this property and transform this 80-year-old property into a modern, more dignified community for the hardworking people who live there.

In 2019, the Community Lodgings Board of Directors embarked on a journey to explore options to develop and modernize the Elbert Avenue Apartments. Rather than “band-aid” fixes to the aging property, we are striving to build an entirely new building to not only better serve the needs of the current Elbert Ave Apartments residents with modernized facilities, but also to expand affordable housing options in the neighborhood to so that Arlandria-Chirilagua remains accessible to all.

Information related to the redevelopment as it progresses will be posted on this page.

Community Engagement and Information Sessions

Community Lodgings will host a series of in-person community engagement opportunities regarding the redevelopment project. The community is invited to provide feedback and ask questions during this process. Access and information regarding these meetings will be posted on this page and the community will be notified through public notification.

Wed., Jan. 12, 2022 – CLI 1st Resident Meeting

View Meeting Information (English and en Español)

Tues., March 1, 2022 – 2nd CLI Resident Meeting

Wed., March 2, 2022 – Tenant and Workers Group Meeting

Thurs., March 3, 2022 – Public Community Meeting for Neighbors & Stakeholders

View Meeting Information (English)

Ver Información de la Reunión (en Español)

Stage I Concept Plan (PDF)

Watch video of meeting here (in English)

Tues., July 19, 2022 – 3rd CLI Resident Meeting

View Meeting Flyer (English and Spanish Versions)

Concept II Plan Set (PDF)

Concept II Checklist (PDF)

Concept II Green Building Narrative (PDF)

Concept II Trip Generation and Parking Memo (PDF)

Concept II Relocation Plan Draft (PDF)

Concept II Comment Response Letter (PDF)

Thurs., July 21, 2022 – 2nd Public Community Meeting

View Meeting Flyer (English and Spanish Versions)

Second Community Meeting Presentation 7-21-2022

Community Lodgings is committed to engaging the community, obtaining feedback on this project, and working together to facilitate the best possible process to communicate with the Elbert Ave residents and the greater Arlandria-Chirilagua community.

Are you a current resident of Elbert Ave. Apartments?

We appreciate that current residents of Elbert Ave. Apartments will be in need of more detailed information about this project and how it might impact their housing. Rest assured, plans will be put in place to relocate all current residents to a comparable housing unit during construction, and all relocation costs will be covered.

Resources and Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Arlandria Chirilagua Small Area Plan

Elbert Redevelopment Press Release March 7, 2022

The Zebra article: Community Lodgings Looking To Expand Affordable Housing in Alexandria With Redevelopment Project in Arlandria

The Alexandria Patch article: Community Lodgings submits plan to expand affordable housing


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