NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA – Establishing a presence in the Mid-Atlantic market, Dakota Partners has completed construction on its first development project in Virginia. Located on a suburban 5.2-acre site in Newport News, Huntington Village fills a void of new and desirable affordable housing for the area.
“It has been a pleasure working with Dakota Partners to facilitate the development of this quality housing in Newport News, Virginia,” said Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority Executive Director, Karen Wilds. “The property brings stylish, modern housing to expand affordable housing choices in Newport News.”
Comprised of four 3-story garden-style buildings, Huntington Village features 96 spacious, open-concept apartments that are ideally suited for families. It was designed and constructed to be Earthcraft gold certified, which addresses a wide range of sustainability considerations, including environmental performance, indoor air quality, building durability, comfort and affordability. Located steps from public transportation, residents have easy access to area shopping, entertainment and amenities. The development also features a community building with shared spaces including a gathering area, fitness center, on-site laundry facilities and a playground.
Over the past several years, Newport News has invested heavily to improve infrastructure in this area. The completion of Huntington Village supports this important revitalization and offers much needed affordable housing for the growing population. The property manager, Lawson Companies, is actively leasing up the community. They report that interest has been very high; two of the four buildings are already fully leased and they anticipate that lease up for the entire community will be fulfilled in January.
As a real estate developer and builder, Dakota Partners develops affordable, workforce and market-rate housing communities across New England, New York and the mid-Atlantic states. According to Affordable Housing Finance, Dakota is a the 40th largest affordable housing developer in the United States. At the core of every project is Dakota’s mission to create housing that matters – to residents, the community, and the environment.