Chesterfield officials joined the Better Housing Coalition for the Winchester Forest groundbreaking this morning.
Chesterfield joined the Better Housing Coalition this morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for Winchester Forest, a 160-unit apartment community in the Route 1 corridor. County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey and Bermuda District Supervisor Jim Ingle delivered remarks on behalf of the local government, which has supported the project with an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funding.
Winchester Forest, a $45 million investment, is the local nonprofit’s latest addition to its 60-acre Winchester Greens campus. It will complement the existing 240 multifamily and 234 senior housing units on the North Chesterfield property. Campus amenities include walking trails, retail, banking and healthcare facilities, as well as a childcare center.
“BHC is committed to making space for long-time as well as new residents of modest means, who, like so many others, are attracted to the county’s schools and other amenities and wish to make a home here,” said Greta J. Harris, president and CEO of the Better Housing Coalition.
Future residents of Winchester Forest will consist of working families with annual incomes between 40% to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI), which equates to $40,480 to $60,420 for a family of four. Rents are expected to range between $650 and $1,150 for one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. The estimated completion date for construction is in the third quarter of 2023.