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Jim Pritchett Named Executive Director of Alexandria Housing Development Corp.

A quick “congrats” to Jim Pritchett who has been named Executive Director of Alexandria’s relatively new Housing Development Corporation. The Alexandria Housing Development Corporation (AHDC) is a non-profit developer and owner of affordable housing, primarily focused on projects located in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

The creation of AHDC was pursuant to a request from then-Councilman William Euille and Councilwoman Joyce Woodson to Alexandria city staff for a plan of action to address the City's affordable housing needs.  In April of 2003, Mildrilyn Davis, Director of the Office of Housing, and Phil Sunderland, City Manager, responded with a memorandum detailing the establishment of a new non-profit housing corporation. This plan anticipated city involvement in the creation and initial establishment of the corporation, but without direct oversight of its activities.  In January of 2004, the City Council named five incorporators to form the corporation and oversee its initial setup and AHDC was incorporated in May of that same year. 

AHDC is preparing to celebrate the Grand Opening of The Station at Potomac Yard on October 17th.  This unique project is a mixed use development that includes 64 units of affordable and workforce housing, Alexandria's newest fire station, and some retail space that is available on the first floor. 

Good luck to Jim and the rest of the AHDC team.

For more information about this project and AHDC here’s the link to their website.

Thanks to Larry Adams, the project's architect from LeMay Erickson, for allowing us to post the above rendering.  Here's a link to the architect's website:  LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects