IIDA Announces Scholarship Winners
The IIDA Foundation and John J.Nelson Sr. have announced the recipients of the 2020 John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship was established to support diversity and further the study of interior design and architecture for African-American students. Each of the winner’s video submissions can be found on IIDA’s. Each student will receive $10,000 in scholarship funds.
Santa Fe Approves Construction of 70-Room Hotel
The City Council of Santa Fe, N.M. has unanimously approved the construction of a new hotel in the center of downtown. Once complete, the five-story building will consist of 70 rooms. A two-story underground parking deck with 180 parking spaces will also be constructed. The project’s estimated construction costs and completion timeline are both currently unknown.
Charlottesville Agrees to Redevelopment Project Cost Increase
The Redevelopment and Housing Authority of Charlottesville, Va. has agreed to pay $4.3 million more than the originally quoted cost for the first phase of construction on a massive redevelopment of its public housing stock. The total development cost is expected to be about $34 million. The development will modernize and expand the existing building and its component rooms, while improving access for its mostly senior and disabled resident base. The project’s estimated completion timeline is currently unknown.
Communilife Looking to Build in Brooklyn
Communilife, a NYC-based non-profit that provides affordable temporary and permanent housing for homeless adults, is reportedly looking to build an eight-story residential complex in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The new building would comprise 65,320 square-feet and would feature 93 rental units and services such as case management, computer classes, social activities, and more. A 99-year lease of the proposed building’s land will likely be signed in 2021.
$160 Million Affordable Housing Project Begun in Arlington
The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing has acquired a veteran-residential building in Arlington, Va. for $80 million and has simultaneously broken ground on an $80 million affordable housing redevelopment of the site. The end result will yield a seven-story property containing 160 units of affordable housing, half of which the partnership will set aside for veterans. The ground-floor will also be fitted with amenity spaces such as community rooms, flexible multipurpose space, counseling space, and a business center. The project is expected to be complete in 2022.