Coming soon: new neighbors at affordable housing community in Hybla Valley


View of the Residences at North Hill from North Hill Park

The Residences at North Hill may soon be getting residents.

According to developer Whitney Ellis at Pennrose, tenants will begin moving into the apartment community within the next two weeks, following contractor completion of a short punch list of items. That list of final construction-related tasks is what has delayed resident move-in following the issuance of certificates of occupancy (CO) for four of North Hill’s five buildings this past summer.

The first building received its certificate shortly before the affordable housing community’s grand opening in mid-June.

“While the remaining COs were granted in August,” said Ellis, “subsequent move-ins were unfortunately delayed due to the short punch list of remaining items to be completed. We want to ensure the best possible experience for our residents,” she said.

North Hill’s fifth building, which is intended for older residents, is undergoing pre-occupancy inspection this week in advance of obtaining its CO. Because that building received “Moving to Work” funds from Fairfax County, every unit will require a headquarters inspection prior to tenant move-in, according to Pennrose. They are hoping for occupancy by early November.

No incidents of vandalism have taken place at the Residences at North Hill since one earlier break-in over the summer, said Ellis. To prevent further illicit activity, Pennrose introduced some new measures, including onsite security, she said.

“We are excited to welcome residents into their brand-new homes within the next two weeks,” said Ellis.

When the property’s new inhabitants arrive, they will have easy access to the
recently opened North Hill Park
just behind the apartment community.

Pennrose plans to hold open houses at the development every Saturday from Oct. 7-21 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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