Groundbreaking date set for Crescent Halls renovation

A groundbreaking date has been announced for the renovation of Crescent Halls. The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority will hold a virtual renovation kickoff celebration at 4 p.m. on April 14 at 4 p.m. 

“The ‘skeleton’ of the building will be preserved, but all of the residential units, building systems, underground infrastructure, common areas, exterior spaces, parking areas, etc. will be as-new,” reads a description of the renovations on the CRHA website. 

For more information on the project, read a four-page design overview produced by the Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR). Last October, City Council approved a performance agreement that will be used by the CRHA’s redevelopment nonprofit to govern how $3 million in city funds will be used both for Crescent Halls and the first phase of South First Street. Groundbreaking for the latter took place on March 7. (watch groundbreaking) (read previous story)

The CRHA will hold a work session tonight at 5 p.m. at which they are expected to adopt a budget for FY22. Following that, the CRHA’s safety committee will meet. (Zoom registration

Image of the what the “Frontside” of a renovated Crescent Halls will look like

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