Fairfax County officials broke ground Thursday morning on The Lodge at Autumn Willow, an independent living community that will add 150 units to the county's affordable housing stock.
“We know that Fairfax County’s older adults need options to age in place affordably. These 150 units will provide people that opportunity,” said Jeffrey C. McKay, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in a release. “We want the people who grew roots in Fairfax County to stay in their community of choice. This development is special because it provides an affordable place for older adults to keep writing our local history.”
In July 2022, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority signed an interim agreement with Michaels Development to develop The Lodge at Autumn Willow project via the Virginia Public-Private Educational Facilities Infrastructure Act.
"Getting to the moment where we break ground on an affordable housing community requires a complex set of resources and experts. That is what we do at the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority," said RHA Chair Melissa McKenna. "We are committed to bringing together experts in the development, real estate, environmental engineering, and finance industries to create affordable housing opportunities for our community. This is especially critical for older adults, who deserve to live and thrive in their desired community."
Read Patch.com's article "New $8.7M Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground In Fairfax County," featuring the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.