National Equity Fund

Terwilliger Place (formerly Post West Nine)

Arlington, VA

Jobs Created: 24
Jobs Year One: 97

Located only 1,500 feet from the Virginia Square-GMU Metrorail station, Lucille and Bruce Terwilliger Place is a 160-unit affordable rental community featuring a contemporary 6,000-square-foot ground floor space for American Legion Post 139. In response to an aging facility and diminishing membership, the members of the American Legion Post 139 selected developers Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) to redevelop their site in Virginia Square to create affordable apartments and a new, modern Post facility. The certified EarthCraft Gold building also includes community and multi-purpose spaces, a counseling office, and a business center. Terwilliger Place has a 50 percent veteran preference, and 26 units are deeply affordable to households earning 30 percent of the area median income (AMI).

As veterans continue to get priced out of Arlington, APAH saw a need to serve the individuals who had dedicated their lives to serving their nation. Now, in the heart of Arlington County, veterans can enjoy living in a community made for them. With nearby shops, access to transportation, community amenities, and supportive services, veterans can feel empowered to build and thrive in a new, safe, and stable home. This community serves as a replicable model for veterans services organizations in the middle of a town with a large veteran presence, which can influence potential developers and veterans services organizations alike.

Bruce and Lucille Terwilliger Place is the 2023 AHF Readers’ Choice Winner in the Urban category. This development won the 2023 CoStar Impact Award for Multifamily Development of the Year.

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2 Bedroom (49),3 Bedroom (17),1 Bedroom (14)
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Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc.
Property Manager:
S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co.
Davis Carter Scott Ltd
General Contractor:
CBG Building Company LLC

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