Port City Apartments
800 Jefferson Davis Highway
Thursday, September 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Port City is a $28.6 million pioneering economic development project on the historic Route 1 corridor. Not only is it the largest new residential project in this challenged area, the project includes the largest solar installation in Richmond – which greatly reduces utility costs and lowers the project’s carbon footprint. It is a mixed-income, high quality, affordable housing development.
Port City provides 135 units of workforce housing (plus another 147 that are planned), along a bus line. The project is restricted to residents with incomes ranging from $24,200 to $48,400 (for a one-person household), with all-inclusive rents ranging from $648 to $1,297 for one bedroom units. Two bedroom units range from $778 to $1,556. The project will serve households with a mix of incomes that range from 40% of the area median income (AMI) to 80% of AMI, with an average AMI of 60%.
The adaptive re-use of six buildings that were once the American Tobacco Company leaf processing facility includes a number of amenities- too many to list here. The tobacco sheds feature units with an exposed historic timber roof structure and large windows creatively concealed by see-through perforated panels that match the corrugated metal skin of the warehouses.