Sunrise Park

SUNRISE PARK
Belmont Neighborhood
Charlottesville, VA

Owner

Sunrise Park, LLC
c/o Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

Property Type

Mixed Use PUD

Size

2.26 Acres
26 Duplex Units
34 Condominium Units
12,800 sf non-residential

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SUNRISE PARK is the result of an extensive participatory community planning process which established the following core values:

  • Redevelopment of the trailer park without displacing its current residents
  • Original residents will be offered temporary housing while construction takes place
  • Create a mixture of incomes
  • Create a mixture of residential and non-residential uses
  • Sustainable building methods
  • The design builds on the strengths of the existing trailer court including the concepts that have become known as the “Big Backyard” and “Easy Street”
  • The design links into the fabric of the Belmont neighborhood
  • The Project will serve as a model for other Habitat for Humanity chapters, across the globe

Incorporating the Habitat for Humanity model of volunteer-built housing, HFHGC will create homeownership opportunities for all eligible Sunrise residents while also providing low-cost rental units for the others. For-sale market rate housing will strengthen the neighborhood and help create a financially sustainable model that future developments can use in other areas where low- income families are in danger of displacement.

Construction will be phased so the original Sunrise residents may remain on site while their future housing is constructed. The Development Team considers this one of their greatest achievements and expects that keeping these residents on site throughout the project will not only ensure consistency in their lives, but help to quickly fold Sunrise Park into the fabric of the Belmont neighborhood.

Sunrise Park is a trailblazing project that will preserve the deeply affordable housing stock, create additional affordable units, and provide market rate housing opportunities in a setting characterized by high quality open spaces, access to public transportation, and a unique sense of place. When completed, this project will be a “win-win” for the Sunrise residents, the City, and for the community-at-large.

Community Results -- 471 Panorama Road, Earlysville, VA 22936 -- 434.249.9641