Jackson Crossing is AHC Inc’s first affordable apartment community in Alexandria, VA.
The five-story, 78-unit affordable apartment complex includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, and serves families earning 60% or less of the area median income. The structure, comprising four stories of wood frame construction on top of a concrete podium, is located on Route 1 across from the Potomac Yards shopping center on what was a zero-lot-line site. It provides underground parking for residents, a rooftop patio, onsite management, and a community space. Because of its sea level elevation and proximity to the Potomac River, deep foundations were installed to support the footings.
The Alexandria City Council approved the new affordable housing project in January 2013. The city loaned $2.5 million to AHC and also transferred a city-owned parcel of land at 3600 Jefferson Davis Highway to AHC for the project. Six privately owned parcels controlled by AHC made up the rest of the joined plot. Harkins demolished the houses on these properties to make way for the new structure.