On a vacant lot where public housing stood less than two years ago, a new development involving 48 garden-style affordable apartments targeted for families will soon take shape. The Village at Oakview, in Bristol, Virginia, will be constructed on the site where Bonham Circle once stood. Bonham Circle was a 39-unit public housing community originally constructed by Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority (BRHA) in 1953 and demolished in 2015. BRHA, which secured approval form HUD to use the land for new construction, broke ground on the Village at Oakview in October 2016.
The Village at Oakview will include 24 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom garden-style apartments within 12 buildings on the site. The apartments will feature Energy Star appliances and the project is designed to meet EarthCraft Platinum certification. Five apartments will conform to HUD’s regulations interpreting the accessibility requirements and 24 apartments will meet VHDA’s Universal Design standards.
Residents will have access to a variety of services located within a one-mile radius, including city offices, banks, grocery and retail shops, and public transportation. A hospital, clinics, and other medical offices are located within a five-mile radius.
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