Residences at North Hill expect tenant move-in soon
Nearly two months after the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Residences at North Hill apartment community in Hybla Valley, the 279 affordable housing units remain vacant. Fairfax County officials are hopeful, however, that tenants will be able to move in by the end of August, said a spokesperson for the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), which leased the land to the developers and provided some of the financing.
According to FCRHA’s Allyson Pearce, one of North Hill’s five apartment buildings had obtained its certificate of occupancy June 9 — five days prior to the grand opening festivities — however, the other four buildings were still undergoing some degree of construction by contractor Breeden Construction. Supply chain-related delays impacted the entire project, said Pearce, but certificates of occupancy are anticipated for the remaining four buildings by the end of the month.
During a recent visit to the site, a construction worker mentioned an incident of vandalism in which some windows allegedly were smashed. Pearce confirmed that an unoccupied building was broken into on a single occasion but said the damage was “minor” and had been fixed.
A phone call placed to Pennrose, the property manager, to inquire about leasing data at North Hill was not returned by press time. The company is still advertising leasing opportunities on its website.