Virginia’s affordable housing project underway

7-acre project will “grow” 20 homes

Instead of corn or soy beans, a 7-acre parcel next to Virginia’s Jennie Marr Dunaway Memorial Park will be “growing” 20 one- and two-story affordable single family homes.

As operators continued to use heavy equipment to prepare the site, officials gathered to mark the official groundbreaking. Soon a street will appear to be followed by home construction.

“I anticipate the first house will be completed in September,” said Laymon Carter, president of the nonprofit Cass Affordable Housing Initiative (CAHI). Springfield-based Windsor Homes is handling construction.

The two- and three- bedroom stick-built homes will include two- car garages, front porch and a back yard patio. All lots will be 75 by 135 feet. The all-electric homes will include refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers and both washers and dryers.

In addition, the CAHI is responsible for the construction of streets, sidewalks, electricity service, water lines and both sanitary and storm sewers at no cost to the city. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>