An affordable apartment complex for seniors is one of the first signs of revitalization in one of the city’s oldest historically black neighborhoods.
Residents, developers and city leaders gathered Tuesday morning at the front of the Burton Station neighborhood off Northampton Boulevard for the official groundbreaking of Tranquility at the Lakes. It will be a 40-unit senior living project handled by the nonprofits Community Housing Partners and Seniors Unlimited Lifestyles.
Residents will have to be 62 or older, and five of the units will be completely accessible. The rest will use universal design components, which allow people with and without disabilities to use things like doorknobs, handles and more.
“Housing’s a basic human need,” Vice Mayor Louis Jones said at the ceremony. “We envision a future in Virginia Beach where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live.”
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