Harkins Breaks Ground in Charlottesville
On January 15th, Harkins celebrated the groundbreaking of the Friendship Court Redevelopment Phase I project in Charlottesville, VA. The event was open to the public, both in-person and virtually. The groundbreaking attracted over 150 guests that included representatives from the Piedmont Housing Alliance, Portico Church, and the City of Charlottesville.
Friendship Court’s redevelopment will be the largest construction of low-income housing for the area in over 20 years. A multi-phased project, Phase 1 will consist of 106 units with buildings 1 and 2 totaling 35 stacked townhome-style units, while building 3 will include a one-level structured parking garage and three levels as a wood-framed, center corridor apartment building. The project is one of the few Passive House projects in the state of Virginia that is designed as a highly coveted, energy-efficient community, built to rigorous standards for insulation and energy use. This will be Harkins’ third Passive House project in two years.
As part of Harkins’ 2025 Strategic Plan, our goal is to be resourceful and develop core business sectors in our current regions that will allow us to gain and maintain a footprint in our newly established Richmond & Tidewater region. The Friendship Court project will allow Harkins to continue to expand into this region as we look forward to future developments in the market.