On Monday, AHDC paid a brief visit to the Bloom and Carpenter’s Shelter construction site, where progress has moved up to the third floor of vertical construction, including the garage. While at the moment everything is concrete and metal, it’s possible to start visualizing future spaces - lobbies, kitchens, gardens, and more. If you like the photos below, be sure to check out a few more over on our Instagram Story.
AHDC is excited about this development for many reasons; it’s an example of the sort of deep partnership work that builds more housing in our city, it will include an expansion of our urban gardening efforts that improves resident quality of life, and at the end of the day it will add not only a new purpose-built space for Carpenter’s Shelter but also 97 new affordable apartment homes.
Want to learn more about The Bloom? You can learn how The Bloom got it’s name, see highlights from our 2018 Groundbreaking ceremony, or learn more about the National and Virginia Housing Trust Fund awards that made this project possible. You can also learn more about the Carpenter’s Shelter New Heights effort on their webpage.
The Bloom will open units in 2020.