JABA�s newest affordable senior housing selected as model of AIA�s 10 architectural principles for livable design Charlottesville, VA – JABA�s newest affordable housing for seniors, Timberlake Place, is currently being featured in an exhibit at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond exploring the American Institute of Architects� 10 Principles for Livable Communities and how they apply in the Commonwealth. The AIA�s 10 principles range from Designing on a Human Scale and�Preserving Urban Centers to Varying Transportation Options and�Protect Environmental Resources. The exhibit features both built projects and those still on the drawing boards. In addition to adhering to the principals for livable communities, Timberlake Place is among the handful of examples shown that have been built, opened and completely occupied.
Designed by Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP�of the Gaines Group, Timberlake Place is owned and managed by JABA. Livable Communities for Virginia�runs through March 23, 2014 at the Virginia Center for Architecture, The Branch House, 2501 Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA 23220. For details visitarchitectureva.org/exhibitions. � About Timberlake Place Located at 1512 East Market Street, in the historic Woolen Mills District of Charlottesville, Timberlake Place provides 27 units of low-to-moderate income housing and one market-rate apartment for persons aged 55 and over. The new housing combines the historic rehabilitation of the Timberlake-Branham House with 22 newly constructed one- and two-bedroom apartments in three buildings behind the original house. The new construction was carefully designed to fit in with the scale and character of the Woolen Mills neighborhood, and features both �senior-friendly� universal design, and energy-efficient EarthCraft construction throughout. A rare infill development within an established mixed-income and mixed-use community, Timberlake represents a departure from the trend towards large and isolated senior housing projects. Rezoning for the site was accomplished in partnership with the Woolen Mills Neighborhood Association. The project leaves undisturbed close to one-half acre of existing woodlands, as well as an additional large open space that will be dedicated to a community garden for the residents and neighbors.
At the January 16, 2014 opening reception for the Livable Communities for Virginia,
Timberlake Place architect, Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP of the Gaines Group and Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, Executive Director, Virginia Center for Architecture discuss the unique features of the affordable senior housing complex that led to its selection for the exhibit.