Royal Cambridge

Key Dates

Closing Date: 10/30/2018
Construction Completion Date: 10/2/2020

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New Construction

Formerly Legacy RAD

Formerly East/West Sycamore

Alexandria Housing Authority

DETAILS:

Total Development Cost:$53,928,790
Development Type:
RAD / 4% LIHTC / HOME Funds
Project Type:
Rehabilitation / New Construction
Construction Period Jobs: 817
Long-term Jobs Created/Maintained: 14

SOURCES:

Permanent First Mortgage: $24,431,000
Gross Tax Credit Equity: $15,447,795
LHC HOME/HTF Funds: $2,200,000
Seller Take Back Mortgage: $7,880,000
PHA Cash Loan: $500,000
Partnership Equity: $1,795,046
Other Sources: $1,674,949

Total Sources: $53,928,790*

*Sources, as of closing

PROJECT NARRATIVE:

The Alexandria Housing Authority has transitioned from public housing to affordable housing using HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Comprised of three distinct affordable housing sites (Woodland Pointe, Cambridge Place, Royal Ridge) and 384 units for families, this $50 million project was the result of a partnership between the Alexandria Housing Authority (AHA) and BGC Advantage. This project was financed in partnership with the Rapides Finance Authority.

In addition to fully modernized units with energy-efficient features, the rehabilitation added a new clubhouse with office space and private rooms for leasing, and community rooms for meetings and education. Lush landscaping, expansive green space, and enhanced playgrounds include a full-size soccer/football field, as well as a splash pad and rock climbing wall. The community is conveniently situated near the newly built coliseum and entertainment center, hospitals, and transportation hubs.

Amenities & Upgrades may include:

  • Energy upgrade to HVAC
  • Water conservation methods
  • Bathroom/Kitchen renovations
  • Doors, windows, new lighting
  • Exterior/Interior paint
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Updated flooring
  • New washers & dryers

PROJECT PARTNERS

Developer:
BGC Advantage
PHA Alexandria Housing Authority

Architect:
DNA Workshop                       

General Contractor:
B.A.S. Construction                           

Management Company:
Standard Enterprises

Financial Partners:
Citi Community Capital
CREA
Rapides Finance Authority
Wilmington Trust

UNIT COUNTS (384 Total) & RENTAL RATES*

Woodland Pointe - 96 Units

3 Bedroom  |  Units: 88
Contract Rent: $958.50

4 Bedroom. |  Units: 8
Contract Rent: $1125.90

Cambridge Place - 64 Units

2 Bedroom  |  Units: 16
Contract Rent: $472

3 Bedroom. |  Units: 48
Contract Rent: $626

Royal Ridge - 224 Units

2 Bedroom  |  Units: 48
Contract Rent: $720

3 Bedroom  |  Units: 108
Contract Rent: $958.50

4 Bedroom  |  Units: 68
Contract Rent: $1125.90

*Rents, as of closing

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