Affordable-housing apartment community opens in Suffolk
Federal, state and local officials gathered in Suffolk Thursday, May 7, for the official opening of a 72-unit, affordable-housing apartment project.
The Residences at October project is located at 2028 Freeney Ave., the former site of the historic Tidewater Fair Downs. Rep. J. Randy Forbes, (R-4th District), Susan Dewey, executive director for the Virginia Housing Development Authority along with Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson and other guests spoke at the ceremony, which was followed by a tour.
More than $10 million was invested in the construction of the garden-style, community for working families at or below 50 percent of the area’s median income. The apartments are part of a larger development, called October at Fair Downs that includes single-family, townhouse and triplex homes.
The complex features two- and three-bedroom apartments, a clubhouse, fitness center and a picnic area with grills.
The Lawson Cos., a Hampton Roads-based real estate firm, developed and constructed the property and will manage it.