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PHOTOS: Community Celebrates Buchanan Gardens Renovation

Public, private leaders unveiled $32 million renovation of affordable housing complex Monday.

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing on Monday unveiled the renovated Buchanan Gardens Apartments in Barcroft, just north of Columbia Pike.

The $32.4 million renovation project will house 111 families. It's designed to be affordable for families making up to $60,000. The complex is nearly completely leased. About 70 percent of its former tenants returned.

For a glimpse of the celebration and a peek inside the new units, click through the media gallery above.

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Don September 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Why is this being celebrated? Cost was almost $300,000 per unit. Most of those who did not return had too low an income to qualify for the "affordable" housing. Or they were students, unpaid interns, and others who don't generally meet the requirements to live in "affordable" housing. I don't understand why the local media, which heavily recruits interns, supports such exclusionary housing.
Barry September 12, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Agree. Want to know why the 30% who didn't return didn't return? They were low-paid service workers, college students, graduate students, and interns.
C.D. September 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
More out-and-out gentrification of low wage workers who cannot not afford to live in this so-called "affordable housing".

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